JM | Jul 4, 2022

‘Ova Suh’ makes successful return after two-year hiatus

/ Our Today


Black Out Edition was pleasing for event promoter, Romeich Major

Entertainer Energy (left) and Dragon dancers showed off their latest dance moves.

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After returning from a two-year hiatus, the recent staging of ‘Ova Suh’ was a huge success, according to the organisers of the much-loved party.

For event promoter Romeich Major, ‘Ova Suh’ held its own during the competitive party weekend just over a week ago.

“The turnout was great and the vibes was nice. We’re happy Dragon could have come on broad as it was a perfect fit, being an ‘in di streets’ brand similar to the vibes of ‘Ova Suh’,” Major declared.

Business mogul and promoter Romeich Major on theme at the all-black event.

Thanks to loyal fans, who came out in their numbers to support, the National Stadium car park swelled with patrons for the Dragon-sponsored event, a part of the Dragon Spitfire month-end Friday series, which delivered true dancehall high-energy music, and head-turning couture.

Despite another major event being held mere metres away, patrons poured in wearing black, in keeping with the theme for the Black Out Edition of this year’s staging on June 24.

All-star DJ line-up

The DJ line-up was a perfect mix with the ‘young gunz’ and some of the hottest DJs in the streets that maintained the vibes throughout and kept patrons dancing non-stop. The all-star DJ line-up, featuring Antsman, Bishop Escobar, and DJ Banka, was indeed well-received by those in attendance, as they delivered hit after hit.

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Dragon Stout dancers accompanied by ‘Energy’, ‘Snow’ and ‘Expensive’ put on a show, bringing that male swagger to complement the sass and energy of the women.

Nathan Nelms, Dragon’s brand manager, was thrilled with the outcome, saying: “We’re always open to opportunities to invest in experiences that are authentically Jamaican, which is what Dragon is all about.”

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He added: “Ova Suh is one of those parties that really showcase the richness of dancehall in all its glory. Dragon is the people’s brand and coming on as sponsors gave us the opportunity to reconnect with this segment of our consumer base.”

Dragon dancers maintained high energy throughout the night.

The event saw a strong celebrity turnout, boasting attendance by dancehall heavyweight Bounty Killa, football star Leon Bailey, several up-and-coming artistes, and social media influencers.

Sheldon Pinnock, dancehall fan and operations manager at Intcomex, enjoyed the high-energy of the evening’s juggling.

By 2:00 am, the party was in full swing, given its 11:00 pm start, with Bishop Escobar and company inviting dancers to bring the excitement onstage where they showed off their interpretation of the latest dances by Ding Dong.

It was a few more hours before hardcore party fans were ready to call it a night.


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