Eyesus nominated for Juno Award
Dancehall artiste Ricardo 'Eyesus' Rhoden is excited that he has been nominated for the annual Juno Awards in the category of Best Reggae Recording Artiste of the Year for his single, 'Neva Judge'.
He is upbeat about the prospect of winning his first Juno Award on March 25 in Vancouver, Canada.
"I just want to thank everyone for the blessing and the good advice over the years that helped to push me to this point, congratulations to the other nominees as well," Eyesus said in a release.
Eyesus is one of five nominees in the category. The others are The Light by Ammoye; Hold Up, Slow Down by Blessed; Greater by Kirk Diamond; and Love How You Whine by Kreesha Turner and K'Coneil.
Eyesus is hoping to turn the Juno buzz into greater visibility in markets, both local and international.
"The song (Neva Judge) is really doing well, it's one of my best reggae songs, and my dancehall fans are loving it, it is playing all over," he said.
Last year, Eyesus was named by entertainment blogs and magazine as being Toronto's number one dancehall artiste.
Born on D'Aguilar Road, off Waltham Park Road, St Andrew, Eyesus has been performing since age 10.
He migrated to Canada in 2002 and launched into the reggae scene a year later. Soon after, he was opening for the likes of Ne-Yo, Destra, Mavado, Beenie Man, Jah Vinci, Elephant Man, Serani, Lady Saw, Sean Paul, Sanchez and others.