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Dancehall King Beenie Man Attacked By Deadly Zika Virus

Like majority of us know that artistes live a simple and enjoyable life, the last weekend did not go on well for world’s renowned and celebrated Jamaican Dancehall artiste Beenie Man real name Anthony Moses Davis, following an ultimate attack of the Zika Virus on Saturday the 30th of July there by being hospitalised.


World’s renowned Jamaican Dancehall artiste Beenie Man

This deadly virus attacked the self proclaimed Dancehall King at a time when was slated to perform at the Ovo Fest, an annual music festival hosted by OVO Sound, a Canadian record label founded by rapper Drake and music producer Noah “40” Shebib. Held in Toronto, it usually has performances from talented acts like Jay Z, Lauryn Hill, Stevie Wonder, Snoop Dogg and comedian Kevin Hart.

The ‘Gyal Dem Sugar’ hit singer took to social media where he posted an ailing photo of him with words accompanying it written in Jamaican Patois that read.


An ailing picture of him Beenie man posted on social media

“Jah know…dah week ya deal wid me a way!!No visa fi mi Canada show (I apologize again to my fans in case you haven’t seen the press release) Zika Virus hol’ mi. The same Zika mosquito gi mi dengue.
Blood test, injections, pills. Wi a hol firm still. Selassie a guide I n I right through so once mi have life me a give thanks.”

English Translation

“God knows that this week dealt with me!! No visa for my Canada show. Zika virus held me, the same zika mosquito gave me dengue (a mosquito-borne tropical disease). Blood test, injections, pills. We are holding firm still. Selassie is guiding me through, so once I have life, I give thanks.”

Rapper drake also told the revellers who were gearing for the fest about the sad news concerning Beenie.

“Due to immigration issues Beenie Man will no longer be able to perform as part of OVO Fest 2016 on Saturday July 30th at TD Echo Beach in Toronto. In his place we have booked a slew of surprise special guests and of course Machel Montano will still headline as planned, with special guests of his own.”

Recently, Beenie Man put up energetic performances at the annual Reggae Sumfest that was held in Montego Bay- Jamaica on July 17th to 23rd 2016. he will be missed by fans who were eagerly waiting to see him perform live at the festival.


Beenie Man performing at the recently concluded Reggae Sumfest in Jamaica

Zika virus (ZIKV) is a member of the virus family Flaviviridae and the genus Flavivirus.[3] It is spread by daytime-active Aedes mosquitoes, such as A. aegypti and A. albopictus.[3] Its name comes from the Zika Forest of Uganda, where the virus was first isolated in 1947. We wish Beenie Man a quick recovery.



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