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Grace Super Funday enjoys success

Published:Thursday | April 12, 2012 | 12:00 AM

Hasani Walters, Gleaner Writer

Throughout the day, joy and laughter filled the air as children enjoyed themselves at the Grace Super Funday held at the Police Officers' Club.

Kites were soaring through the air, balls were bouncing about and a cart filled with children and adults made its way around the venue.

The squeals of delight ruled above all as the children pranced in the bounce-a-bouts, went down the slides, and visited the various rides and attractions present.

Later in the night, several entertainers took to the stage to perform.

Early performances came from Khyda, Toya and Mr Myaz, but it was RDX who set the show on the right path.

They brought energy to the stage and it spread to patrons as Dancers Anthem, Everybody Dance, Movements and Skip To Ma Lou all found favour with patrons.

It was more cheers for the next announced performance as Skellesha, led by the hands of her puppeteer, danced to Tifa's Dash Out, Vybz Kartel's Dumpa Truck and Mavado's Gyal Wine. As he led her motions to the sounds of Vegas' Bruck It Dung the crowd erupted with laughter and excitement.

Dance group Teacher's Squad was next and did a routine which had an erratic though energetic feel to it.

High energy

The energy Teacher's Squad brought to the stage was a good start-off point for Tanto Blacks, who upped the ante on proceedings.

"Twitter! Tweet, tweet funday!" exclaimed Tanto Blacks as he made his way on-stage.

Mi Loving It was met with good response from the crowd.

"Mi people, mi kids, mek mi see unnu hands guh suh! Mek mi see unnu new shoes! It's spectacular!" he again exclaimed.

He then went on to speak about a dance he alleges was stolen from him before introducing upcoming female act Shuneal Sassy to the stage.

She did two songs before handing the microphone back to Tanto Blacks.

"Ticklish mi baby, Ticklish me!" he sang until laughter took over and he burst out, "Ha, ha, it sweet mi!"

Entertaining sets

After a few lines of Anything, Blacks exited the stage.

Armed with Gun Rise, Matey Anthem and a few other songs, Teflon had a few hands waving in the air during his performance.

The night was rounded off in fine style as Romain Virgo, singing a host of his hits, closed the curtains on the event.

Can't Sleep was first before he decided to "sing something nice for the ladies" with Rain Is Falling and Taking You Home.

He asked, "I can bring yuh back down memory lane don't it?"

All of the people who love Romain Virgo from Rising Stars days! Mek mi see if unnu remember them!"

He sang Turbulence's Ex Girlfriend, a song he sang during his 2007 run in the Rising Stars competition.

Like Tanto Blacks, he also introduced a young act to the stage in the form of Billy Chris who did a few songs.

With microphone in hand again, Virgo did a few of his newer songs such as I Know Better, Rich In Love, System and a cover of Adele's Don't You Remember which all went well with patrons.