Thursday, August 7, 2014

Has Fatherhood Changed One of Reggae/Dancehall Most Potent Hardcore Artiste for Better?

"me haffi set an example fi my child so dat when him look up to me him see a great man~Aidonia~

Aidonia
After almost ten years as a hardcore deejay one of Jamaica's most potent Reggae/Dancehall artistes Aidonia, has taken the decision to walk along a new path both personally as well as along his musical journey.

With a surprised appearance at Reggae Sumfest 2014 Aidonia entered the stage donning a military-themed ensemble complimented with Rastafarian embellishments and gave one of his best performances to date. He told the crowd that he has become a different man and that the contentious character many have grown accustom to is but a fleeting memory.  In an interview aired on Jamaican television Aidonia explained what inspired this change "When my fiance got pregnant enuh that changed my life" he said affirming that becoming a dad is the crescendo for change "we jus look into we self from there, talk to me mother, father, talk to me family and we sat down and we just sey yow we haffi tek a different route...me haffi set an example fi my child so dat when him look up to me him see a great man" he said in the interview.  

Still a working progress Aidonia said the overall transition will be gradual as he is still working on him but the move will affect his music "different type of music, different type of hit music" he promised. Known for tracks like 'Jook Suh and Bruki' Aidonia said "we just put out a new ting call 'One Heart" and will be putting out an album early next year, "clean album, cleeen" he emphasized.  "All new songs, a mixture of everything (dancehall/reggae) but clean" he concluded on that issue.

To the youths Aidonia said, "Education a di main ting, put Jah first and every thing else afterpositiveness we a deal wid, unity wi a deal wid, love wid a deal, nuh more gun gun dis and dat."  

Regarding personal beef and confrontation with other artistes, Aidonia speak to recent event where he along with thirteen other artistes (including arch rivals) all performed on one stage.  He said the performance was such, the audience was not only surprised but happy to see the unity and maturity of the artistes putting their differences aside. He also speak to another instance where he made a friendly gesture to Busy Signal who also responded positively in return saying "me hail him and him hail me back." 

Aidonia's plan for the near future involves shooting new videos releasing more tracks/singles as well as roll out his 1Voice or 1V collection and launch an official website for the brand.  Watch this interview with Aidonia speaking 'Onstage' a premier television entertainment show with Winford Williams, about this new shift that has enfulfed his career, fatherhood and the future here

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