Tue | Sep 27, 2022

Tifa, QQ to thrill at Bigga Jamaica Oaks Race Day

Published:Wednesday | April 21, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Bigga Jamaica Oaks Race Day will be enthralled in a tizzy of excitement when dancehall diva Tifa and the dynamic QQ perform at the Boom After Races Concert at Caymanas Park on Saturday.

Also set to take the stage is Chozenn, a finalist in the Magnum Kings and Queens of Dancehall competition. Joffia Johnson-Bell, Bigga's brand development executive, said the after-races concert would be "just the refreshing end to a wonderful day".

"Tifa and QQ are two very energetic entertainers and they will make sure that the patrons enjoy themselves," she added. "The concert is just a part of our entertainment package. This year, we're bringing back our 'gimmick race' and we'll have some giveaways for the audience as well."

Johnson-Bell also said, as is customary, an array of hats will be on parade.

"We're expecting all the ladies to come out in their fabulous hats, as this is the day for it," she said excitedly. "Bigga will also be giving the first 30 ladies who arrive at the track Bigga token hats, so it's really going to be an exciting day at the tracks."

The day's proceedings will be emceed by Miss Kitty, who is also expected to add her own flavour and entertainment to the package.

The Bigga Jamaica Oaks Race Day is the day when female horses (fillies) race for the Oaks prize. It is also the occasion when Wisynco Group's flagship brand, Bigga, will honour 12 women who have done well in their respective fields.

Women to be honoured

Speaking about the awards, Wisynco Group's public relations, events and sponsorship manager Kimberly Lawson said the company was particularly proud of the slate of women who are set to be honoured on Saturday with the Bigga High Achievers Award.

The 12 women are Andrea Coy, Andrea Wright, Senator Marlene Malahoo-Forte, Tina Myers-Matalon, Sharon Schroeter, Paula Anne Porter-Jones, Dahlia Harris, Kimala Bennett, Jessica Yap, Tara Payfair-Scott, Simone Forbes and Dr Carolyn Gomes.

"Our 12 high achievers will be celebrated and recognised for their hard work and astonishing accomplishments in their respective fields. It is something that I am particularly proud of and something Wisynco and Bigga are ecstatic about," Lawson said.