Thursday, 17 August 2023 12:03

Skeng Live in Trinidad for Magnum Xplosion 2023

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Following a three-year virtual stint, Magnum Xplosion returns for a physical staging with a star-studded cast of top Dancehall acts. One of the most dominant forces in dancehall, Skeng, is slated to perform on Saturday, August 19, 2023, at the anxiously awaited event to be held at the Queen’s Park Savannah.

Hailing from Spanish Town, Jamaica, Skeng is no stranger to the Trinidad entertainment scene, noting that he has performed on multiple occasions in the twin isles. Notwithstanding this, the ‘Street Cred’ artiste is excited to perform on Trinidadian soil once more at his first ever Magnum Xplosion, stating that “Mi a look forward to performing alongside the rest a man dem from yard weh a make noise inna Dancehall.”

With a barrage of hits since his entrance onto the Dancehall music scene, Skeng’s fans can expect the unexpected come Saturday, as he is known for his champagne popping, water splashing performances.   

Magnum Xplosion was first launched in 2018, with the intent of spreading dancehall music further in the Caribbean region. According to Skeng, “Mi glad fi see a brand is not afraid to affiliate with things other brands are afraid of. Big up Magnum everytime! Dancehall is what and who we are.”

According to Kamal Powell, Regional Marketing Manager for Magnum Tonic Wine, “We’re looking forward to an excellent performance from Skeng. Dancehall culture is something that Magnum takes pride in honouring and sharing worldwide. It is the heartbeat of many Jamaicans, so we are happy we get to share this piece of Jamaica with the people of Trinidad.”

Dancehall music has, for years, influenced many genres that have risen to mainstream dominance globally. ‘Trinibad’ is no different, as the rapidly growing dancehall influenced genre in Trinidad has been influenced by the younger set of Jamaican Dancehall artistes. Skeng has formed close ties with ‘Trinibad’ artistes in the short space of time and is in full support of the success of the genre.

“Trinibad active. My album will be dropping later this year, and I am looking at doing a Trinibad collaboration on it, so fans can look out fi dat.” Skeng expressed.

With hits such as ‘Life Changes’, ‘London’, ‘Heaven Passport’ and a feature with Rapper Nicki Minaj, Skeng is sure to leave fans with a highly energetic, mind-blowing performance. Other artistes on the lineup include, Teejay, Jada Kingdom, Jahshii and the 2023 Magnum Top Performa.

Tickets are available for purchase at General Tier 1 tickets can be purchased for $300 and $350, while VIP tickets are available for $600 and $700, female, and male respectively.