Mavado gives 'Full Blast' performance

International dancehall artiste Mavado was forced to salvage the dancehall stage show dubbed the 5th Anniversary Full Blast in Montego Bay over the weekend, following a very late start by the organisers that had the crowd growing increasingly impatient.

While there was no specific time stated as to when the well-hyped event would begin, patrons were not prepared for the 4 a.m. Sunday morning start time, as several dancehall fans flocked the venue from as early as 11:30 p.m.


One man vented his disgust at the situation saying “From mi a go a stage show mi neva see anything like this whey nuh artiste nuh perform and a afta 4 inna di morning.”

Hungry audience

The self-proclaimed ‘Gully God’ did not get to perform until approximately 5:55 a.m. and his timing was impeccable as he fed his hungry audience with his chart-topping hits, from Real McCoy and Money Changer to his recent hit High Under, among several others. His lyrics stung sharp and he was quick to move on to his other hits, which continued to build the momentum in the jam-packed Caribbean Showplace Club.

The hardcore dancehall act also paused during his performance to talk to his fans saying: “A MoBay believe inna mi when nobody else did know bout mi.” Subsequent to those remarks, he sang his bone-chilling Again song that had the crowd eating out of his hands.

However, just when patrons thought that Mavado could do no wrong during his nearly 40-minute performance, he offered an unpleasant ‘diss’ song aimed at his lyrical adversaries within the Portmore Empire. Patrons booed the dancehall artiste momentarily but he quickly recovered when he did his international hit So Special before quickly exiting the stage.

Among the other dancehall acts that performed was Black Ryno, who ignited the audience instantly when emcees Apache Chief and Sarge announced his trademark phrase “Seet Deh”. Ryno gave his fans a Real Stinger as he performed crowd favourites such as Money Affi a Mek and People Biz.

Female dancehall artiste Spice, who received widespread popularity when she partnered with Vybz Kartel on the controversial Ramping Shop song, was scheduled to perform, however, that performance never happened, as she did not make an appearance.

Artiste Singing Melody performed early before the main acts and was well received by the residents in the second city.

Source: JamaicaStar