Local stars shine at Chris Brown and Friends
Ahead of the arrival of international artiste Chris Brown, at Chris Brown and Friends, the Jamaica leg of his Under the Influence tour, local artistes held the stage excellently.
Among the line-up for the well-anticipated concert was dancehall heavy hitters like Ding Dong and Aidonia, as well as the relative newcomers like Moyann, D'Yani and Kemar Highcon.
Speaking on the importance of Jamaican artistes gracing international stages, the newly minted Miss Universe Jamaica Dr Jordanne Lauren Levy told THE STAR that while she was excited to see 'Chris Breezy', she was touting for everyone Jamaican.
She explained, "I grew up listening to Chris Brown but I'm looking forward to seeing our Jamaican artistes. I love seeing our Jamaican artistes on this international stage and I can't wait to see more of this level of production in Jamaica to bring in the tourists and say okay we can do it big here in Jamaica."
The beauty queen was only one of the famous faces in the audience expressing their excitement and anticipation for the international R&B veteran.
D'Yani, who surprised the crowd with a cameo, said while he has been enjoying the entirety of the BZR Weekend, he was excited to hear Brown perform his classic ballad, No Air.
"This is my time performing at the National Stadium. I was invited by the Solid Agency team so me affi come sing two song and enjoy. I'm an actual big fan of Chris from high school up until now," he said, singing a few lines of the famous song.
Echoing similar sentiments is Kemar Highcon, who also came out with a surprise performance. He told THE STAR, "I was linked to do the show last minute. It's a big platform so why wouldn't I be here? Why not work on the show?"
The concert which came as the culminations of a weekend full of events spanning across the Corporate Area, was the first time the artiste returned to the Jamaican stage since his Sumfest debut in 2010.