Positive turn for K'Coniel's career
Reggae artiste K'Coneil believes that his career is finally making a positive turn as he was booked for several events over the Labour Day weekend in the United States.
A protÈgÈ of Billboard-charting producer Seanizzle, K'Coneil made appearances at events like HOT 97's annual 'On Da Reggae Tip Concert', which also featured Tanto Metro and Devonte, Aidonia, and Shaggy, among others. He then graced the stage at Amazura in Queens for DJ Norie's 'Anything Goes' and concluded the festivities at the 23rd anniversary celebration show for Irie Jam Radio, hosted at the Roy Wilkins Park in New York.
The artiste, who performed songs like Hot Like You and Feel So Right from his recently released EP Love/Lust, which rose to number 33 on the Reggae Billboard chart, told THE STAR that performing for his growing fan base is an honour.
"I was honoured to be able to share in the festivities of the West Indian Carnival weekend celebrations. The ability to perform on stages hosted by and supported by three of New York's biggest media houses in Hot 97, Power 105, and Irie Jam Radio and their massive reach, is more like a dream come true," he said. "The exhilarating feeling that I got from those performances are only matched by my desire to grow more and more as a performer."
K'Coneil visits Jamaica next weekend for a performance at the halftime show for his former high school, Cornwall College, who will go up against rivals St James High in a football match. Following the performance, he will fly to Canada for another appearance.
He said the football game performance is very important since he, too, was a standout soccer player at Cornwall before he migrated to take up a soccer scholarship at a US college. "I have so many memories of walking those corridors, interacting with influential teachers and staff who helped to mould me as well as the fierce battles with our rival schools on the football field. I had to do everything in my power to make this happen," he said.