Kemar Ottey or Ding Dong as he is affectionately known has been hailed as the new dancing king, touted for his catchy dance moves, unique style and witty punch lines the Magnum Toni Wine Brand Ambassador is set for another whirlwind year. Capping 2018 with a slew of hits, international performances and corporate deals, the ‘flairy’ singer promises fans an even more remarkable 2019.
Having offered a gripping performance at Magnum Xplosion Guyana the dancer turned DJ has switched his attention to the St. Lucian staging on June 1, 2019 at Pigeon Island National Landmark. Confirmed to perform alongside the Queen of Dancehall Spice and veteran Reggae Dancehall DJ SizzlaKalongi, the Ravers Clavers front man says he is prepared.
“To me, St. Lucia is like another home. There are some places outside of Jamaica that make me feel comfortable, the food, vibes, and women. It’s just a very beautiful place in general St. Lucia nice,” declared Ding Dong.
Having performed at the previous staging Ding Dong says patrons should expect an electrifying performance “Last year the vibes was good, Ding Dong Ravers, the boss Aidonia and Busy Signal. This year just expect 10 times that. Spice a bad artiste, Sizzla kill stage show, brand new energy from Ding Dong and Ravers St. Lucia get Ready!”
The 38 year old Nannyville, Kingston native admits his love of music and dance saved his life and attributes his early successes to an ear for hits, sheer determination and his late friend, mentor and fellow dancer Bogle ‘Mr.Wacky’. The artiste who has maintained an active presence in music and dancehall since early 2005 says his goal is to give every member of his raversclavers team of dancers a platform from which they are able to make their own moves.
“Music is a cycle, nobody that is here will be here forever. For me I want to give every ravers the opportunity to provide for themselves with their talent. I just want to put each of them on a platform and expose them to the right people” he continued.
With seven months remaining this year Ding Dong shows no signs of slowing, new dances including ‘snapping’, new music and several other projects in the pipeline the ‘cha cha boy’ says 2019 will be another explosive year.
“Just drop the new song Bro Bro that is already doing very well, we have a new dance snapping that will soon takeover and some more projects. Can’t give everything away yet but fans can look out for a new old school video it’s going to be crazy”.