By Loshaun Dixon
Basseterre, St. Kitts-One of the Caribbean’s biggest dancehall artists has arrived in St. Kitts and Nevis ahead of his high anticipated performance at Inception Fete on Friday evening.
Alkaline, the provocative Jamaican entertainer, landed at the Robert L Bradshaw International Airport in St. Kitts on Wednesday evening Dec. 28 almost four hours after his scheduled arrival time following multiple flight delays.
After a brief welcome by Inception organizer Adeola Moore, the Jamaican performer despite his travel woes was still upbeat ahead of his performance at the all-inclusive fete.
“Straight torture! You know, everybody just forward out on the 30th… Alkaline would be there. This is no joke thing, I am here live in persons, so just forward out and enjoy yourselves,” he said.
The all-inclusive Inception Fete is in its seventh year and is dubbed “Up like Seven” is famously known for it 12-hour duration is expected also to feature, the Original Burning Flames from Antigua and Barbuda as well as Dj Lord Hype from Trinidad and Tobago.
A number of local artists and DJs are also slated to make an appearance for what is considered to be the largest fete for St. Kitts and Nevis Carnival.
Two years ago the artist was controversially barred from performing in Nevis after Nevisian Premier Vance Amory cited the nature of his lyrics as the rationale for sanction. According to reports, the police high command was instructed by the Premier to revoke the permit for the concert.
However, in a twist the promoters then sought permission from the federal government to have the concert in St. Kitts and reports indicate the then Prime Minister Dr. Denzil Douglas gave his blessings to function and the concert moved to St. Kitts and was held in front of a capacity audience at Carnival City.
The 23-yearold ‘Champion Boy’ singer has been involved in his fair share of controversies in his short career which includes claiming to have darkened his eyeballs through tattooing only to release photos showing the contrary.