I-Octane has been approached by the organizers of Reggae Sumfest to
close the show’s Dancehall Night for the second time in two years.
However, the singjay has declined that offer.
Fellow recording artiste Mr Vegas made disparaging comments about his
ability to close the show last year, and is therefore putting out a
challenge for Mr Vegas to be this year’s closing act.
Last year, Mr Vegas had said I- Octane was not a good selection as
closing act, neither did he feel that Chronixx should have been booked
for International Night.
Therefore, I-Octane wants the Bruck It
Dung singer to prove his worth.
“Honour to Bounty Killer and Beenie Man who have closed Sumfest for many
years. Last year, many people were skeptical and thought it was a risky
move to make me as a young artiste close the show.
The outcome was good
and the reviews were good, and despite that, Mr Vegas still had nothing
positive to say, and I think he should have been happy that a young
youth was stepping out and prospering,” I-Octane said.
The singjay says this year, he was thinking of performing on
International Night in order to promote his reggae songs featured on his
new My Journey album.
However, he was recently asked by Sumfest’s
Johnny Gourzong to close the show’s Dancehall Night once again, an
invitation which he accepted, until he realised that Mr Vegas was also
on the line-up.
“When I saw that Mr Vegas will be on the show this year, I decided that
he should be the one to close it.
Since he was full of big talk last
year and ridiculing the festival and the line-up, I want to give him the
honour of closing Sumfest and I will stand up and watch his
performance, and if he does well, I will walk over and shake his hand,”
close the show.
When contacted, Mr Vegas said I-Octane should close the show
again, since he sees himself as the next “King of Dancehall”.
“I think ‘The King’ of last year’s Dancehall Night should close this
When Beenie Man was King, he did it for years, back to back.
My advice is, close it again brother, you put a lot of promotion and
hard work into it last year, to show that a you a run the place,” Vegas