A charismatic Elephant Man saved the Appleton Temptation Live stage show in Negril from ending on a disappointing note following an onstage altercation between dancehall act Aidonia and a member of Mavado’s entourage.
Patrons were enjoying themselves at the signature ATI event before a member of Mavado’s entourage went onstage during Aidonia’s performance and began to bully the selector to stop playing the tracks. This, however, did not go over well with Aidonia who intervened, but the police were quickly alerted and they successfully restored order.
Following Aidonia’s performance, Mavado made his much-anticipated entrance to the stage where he gave a brief but excellent performance, much to the delight of the patrons. He was quick to make amends for the incident and paused to say “nuh worry people, everything good”, before reeling off his chart-topping favourites, which included his recently released Mockingbird.
However, it was the ‘Energy God’ who recaptured the spirit of enjoyment at the capacity-filled venue, as ‘Ele’ had the entire audience at Wavz Beach dancing the night away throughout his entire performance.
could do no wrong
From Gully Creepa, Nuh Linga to Sweep, Elephant Man could do no wrong. So infectious and entertaining was his performance, that he pleaded with the police to not end his performance prematurely as he wanted patrons to continue enjoying themselves. “Offica, mi a beg unnoo, please nuh lock off di thing yet. Mi know unnoo a do unnoo work but please, mek di people dem enjoy themselves,” the entertainer pleaded.
Elephant Man didn’t waste a second of the additional time he received and offered the international and local audience a delicious serving of dancehall entertainment with his catalogue of hits before he exited the stage.
Rodney ‘Bounty Killer’ Pryce made his presence felt and was in command of his fans the entire time he performed. His unlimited archive of hit songs underscored his ability to still rock the crowd.
Among the entertainers who represented themselves well were D’Angel, Demarco, the dynamic trio Voicemail, who created a dancing frenzy as they performed their hit songs, Leftside and Wayne Marshall. Newcomers G-Whizz and Wasp also engaged the crowd throughout their performances.