Jamaican takes International Dancehall Queen title

August 14, 2022
Britania ‘Chicken’ Francis is overwhelmed with tears as she is presented with the winning trophy by promoter, Brian ‘Big Head’ Martin after being crowned as the 2022 International Dancehall Queen at Pier 1 in Montego Bay, St James early Sunday morning.


STAR Writer

After initially being a wildcard, 24-year-old Jamaican Britania ‘Chicken’ Francis won the 2022 International Dancehall Queen title.

Francis was crowned by Brian ‘Big Head’ Martin at the popular Pier 1 in Montego Bay, St James. Japan’s Masaki ‘BOMBOM’ Hirata was named the first runner-up, while Austria’s Jasmin ‘Jasmin Xqlusiv’ Halper was the second runner-up. 

Francis was wild card who fought her way back in the competition. The audience was in awe of her as she got the most cheers of all the contestants.

“I am feeling great and elated. I don’t have much I can say,” an overjoyed Francis said. Francis won $500,000 cash and a Samsung cell phone.

Brian Martin, promoter of the event said “Dancehall Queen is a success and not one incident took place here tonight (early Sunday morning). We had 25 contestants that competed. There were 15 countries that were here.”

“The competition is now a part of a week of events. When the video [of the event] goes viral, we are going to be taking it around the world,” he added.



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