The annual show was well received as thousands converged on the Luana Sports Complex in Black River, St Elizabeth, on Christmas Day. Both legends and he newcomer put on a show for the fans with Sanchez in his usual form delivering hits from his catalog as well as paying homage to some icons who has since pass including Alton Ellis’ “Breaking Up Is Hard To Do,” Gregory Isaacs’s “Night Nurse,” and Dennis Brown’s “Here I Come.”
Artists like D’Angel, Professor Nuts, and Beenie Man, used their platform to give Ninjaman a shout-out. The Dancehall icon was recently sentenced to life in prison for a murder conviction. “Ninja, anyweh yuh deh, respect! You’ve done a lot for the music fraternity,” Nuts told the audience.
Singer J used a part of his performance to pay homage to Unicorn and Cleon “Mineral Boss” Jones who was murdered recently in separate gun violence incidents. “Dem kill Mineral Boss weh is a producer an’ dem kill Unicorn weh is a artiste. Jah know, star, too much killing man,” Singer J said. He then performed his single “Put Jah First” which was produced by Mineral Boss. So far cops have not made any arrest in the two murders which took place only weeks apart.
Sizzla Kalonji closed the show at daybreak and used part of his set to take shots at dancehall artist LA Lewis over a leaked explicit video.