Curtis Campbell, Gleaner Writer
Events coordinator Richard Henry is all set to host the first staging of his event, Self Made, on Sunday. It will take the shape of a pool party at 1 Pembroke Close, Red Hills, St Andrew.
The promoter has asked that ladies attending the event subscribe to a dress code reflecting a pool vibe. "We want the girls to wear bikinis. In Jamaica, we don't have winter so I don't anticipate that the climate will be a problem, because Jamaica is warm all year round," Henry said.
Henry said Self Made will become an annual event and is basically a celebration of progress. "I decided to go with this concept because I have seen situations where people have come from humble beginnings to see growth, and this is to celebrate that journey. The theme was popularised by Rick Ross, so right now it's all about self made," the promoter said.
The event is already picking up momentum on the Christmas calendar, as Henry said partygoers have already signalled their interest to attend. "We have been promoting on Twitter, on the road and via ZIP advertisements. So far, people are drawn to the event and we are expecting a good vibe," he said.
Self Made will commence at 4 p.m and end at 11 p.m. Patrons are advised to turn out early in order to maximise their entertainment experience.
Admission to the celebration is $1,000 presold and $1,500 at the gate. A two-for-one deal will be extended to all female patrons between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Self Made will feature ZJ Ice, ZJ Chrome, YG and X Factor sound. The venue will be secured by police personnel.
"This event will have a great atmosphere, great drink and good vibe. I can't promise you the world, but I can guarantee you will have a good time. We will also have soup at our detox bar. We want you to drink out our four kinds of liquor, but we also want you to travel home safe," Henry said.
Tickets can be purchased at Genus Pharmacy in Portmore, Quantum Concepts Mall Plaza and Glam Culture at Pulse.