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11 years of Weddy Weddy

Numerous awards at anniversary party

Published:Friday | July 24, 2015 | 1:25 PM
Contributed Stone Love's Winston 'Wee Pow' Powell (left) and Kiprich at the 2014 Weddy Weddy anniversary celebration.
Contributed Juanita Sandiford (left), Stone Love's entertanment co-ordinator, and Stone Love selector Geefus (centre) present the Bogle Award to Colo Colo at the 2014 Weddy Weddy anniversary dance, held at Stone Love's Burlington Avenue, St Andrew, headquarters.

The renowned weekly party, Weddy Weddy, celebrates 11 successful years with a special anniversary party on Wednesday, July 29.

The celebration, to be held at Stone Love headquarters, 41 Burlington Avenue, Kingston 10, will be hosted by Stone Love DJ Geefus and features the 'Immortal Sound' Stone Love, along with Boom Boom, Digital Chris and Bass Odyssey. Patrons will be taken on a journey through the musical genres by veteran DJs such as Rory and Billy Slaughter. as well as live performances by special guest artistes.

Numerous sponsors have joined the venture and this year's Miss Weddy Weddy will be crowned by the Time-Out Sports Bar and the Best Supporter Award is sponsored by Cheap Monday Promotions. The other awards to be presented at the party include Male Dancer of the Year, Female Dancer of the Year, Best Slang Award, Best Dance Moves, Selector of the Year, the Bogle Award, Best New Selector and Most Improved Selector.

"The awards are really Stone Love's way of saying thanks to our loyal patrons who have supported Weddy Weddy over the years. At this year's anniversary, we will be presenting even more awards," said Winston 'Wee Pow' Powell. The event will feature a series of giveaways, including additional dancer awards and other special awards which incorporate vibes, swag, slang and attendance at Weddy Weddy.

Weddy Weddy is known for its stylish and trendsetting nature in the dancehall sphere, an event which dancehall DJs, dancers, stylists, artistes and followers look towards for the credibility of any new style in the dancehall.

Through videos, sound bites and other recordings, the event has become famous worldwide and attracts visitors from overseas.