Staying clear of the Beenie Man and Bounty Killer saga during their performance over the weekend Dancehall star Aidonia invaded Trinidad’s Hasley Crawford stadium for the 2017 instalment of the Guinness sponsored Fullyloaded where he delivered another solid set to the over 20,000 patrons who packed the Port of Spain venue. In a quick interview with the Trinidadian press following his performance a sweat drenched Aidonia said it is always a pleasure to perform in the twin island republic, “Trinidad is a great place with a great vibe, so for me performing here is always a pleasure. Especially when you get to share the stage with some of the icons of the region as I did tonight. What more can you ask for?” – He exclaimed. Prior to his Trinidad appearance, the 4th Genna boss also gave a good account of himself at the Prince Hall in Newark, New Jersey the previous weekend.
HIGHLIGHTS FROM AIDONIA'S PERFORMANCES
WATCH NOW - Aidonia Performing at Guinness Fullyloaded in Trinidad (May 13th)
WATCH NOW - Aidonia Performing at Princehall, Newark, New Jersey (May 7th)
Collaborating with award winning music producer Stephen McGregor throughout the years was indeed a ‘genius’ move by Aidonia, has the dancehaller is now reaping the rewards of said partnership. ‘Fi Di Jockey’, one of his many hit singles produced by the Big Ship maestro four years ago has seen a resurgence throughout the diaspora amassing over 13 millions views online (via Youtube) after an initial slump at 2 million. The increased numbers can be credited to the entertainers upsurge in popularity along with his ability to physically access markets which were previously inaccessible due to several challenges. “There was always a demand for Aidonia and his music but due to numerous obstacles throughout the years we weren’t able to properly access certain markets. However, now that the situation has improved what we are seeing is the product of a continued aggressive campaign.” stated a rep from the 4th Genna Music camp. Back in the island the ‘Banga’ deejay is now prepping for the Best Of The Best showcase which gets on the way Sunday, May 28 at Bayfront Park in Miami, Florida. He is also billed as one the headliners for Reggae Sumfest – Dancehall Night. The Montego Bay based festival is slated for July 16 -22 at Catherine Hall and will mark their 25th anniversary.