Topping the charts has not been the only accomplishment for the artiste he has also signed a two year contract with Guinness for the Caribbean; he has represented the Digicel brand so well that he also resigned on for the second year straight.
With slow sales of reggae albums generally I-Octane managed to penetrate the lazy market with his debut album Crying To The Nation earning rave reviews in the process from music industry magazines Vibe, MTV Iggy and The New York Times. It also premiered in the number 7 position on Billboard Reggae Chart.
When it comes on to finding hits the singjay seem to have the midas touch – his latest single Who A Fool Dem on the Hell and Powder House riddim is proof of that. It has not been released a month yet and already it is receiving massive airplay on the airwaves and in the dancehalls.
Come Friday, June 29 the busy artiste will bring the curtain down on his tour at the St Kitts Jazz and Blues Festival. “I have something special planned for my fans. I’m always at my best … but it’s jazz and blues – so you know it’s gotta be something extra,” he teased.
His next major assignment will be Reggae Sumfest Dancehall Night on July 19 at the Catherine Hall Entertainment Centre. His performance last year dominated the headlines – the ‘My Life’ artiste is promising another ‘wow’ moment for fans.