JAMAICAN dancehall artiste, Dwayne Forrester, popularly known as Dwayno, will this weekend stage his maiden performance in the country at the Zimbabwe-Jamaica Youth Festival set for Saturday at the City Sports Centre in Harare.
BY WINSTONE ANTONIO
Dwayno touches down at Harare International Airport this evening aboard an Emirates flight ahead of the concert meant to celebrate the relationship between Zimbabwe and Jamaica.
The Don A Road hitmaker is rated as one of the leading dancehall artistes of the generation that emerged in the wake of the influence of Mavado and Vybz Kartel, having started singing at 17.
Speaking to NewsDay yesterday from his base in Jamaica before boarding the flight, Dwayno promised fireworks, urging fans to come in their numbers for the show.
“Zimbabwe bound, it’s all about December 3. The place to be is City Sports Centre, Zimbabweans come bless, we have fun doing it live alongside Kinnah, Killer T and Hwindi President and the baddest Deejays from Zimbabwe,” Dwayno, who will be in the country courtesy of Royal Unlimited Expression, said.
At the concert, Dwayno will share the stage with local dancehall chanters Killer T, Soul Jah Love, Kinnah, Guspy Warrior, Ras Caleb, Hwindi President and some top wheelspinners.
He launched his musical career as General Wasp, working with the likes of Famous Face and then writing songs for legendary acts like Voicemail, Buju Banton, D’Angel, before rising to stardom after the release of his hit song Don A Road, in which he featured one of his mentors, Vybz Kartel.
Since then, his star is said to have continued to rise as he went on to feature on many hit riddims, including Push fi Start Riddim, Unsolved Mystery Riddim and 360 Riddim.