The community of Portmore is eagerly anticipating the second staging of the Magnum Portmore Dancehall awards. The event will be staged on Saturday, April 13, at Club Ntyce, Oak Plaza, and business interests believe that the event is expected to give a jolt to the Sunshine City economy.
“Any successful event especially in Portmore results in financial benefits for a wide range of people. My dream is that this event will grow and one day, will give a significant jolt to the Portmore economy, and by extension, the wider Jamaica. This Magnum event will bring a welcome ease to the current economic crunch and as it gains more prestige, become a catapult for more growth,” host and conceptualizer Dave 'Tallman' Scott said:
"Club Ntyce will be transformed into a red-carpet spectacle which will showcase a fashion show, dance performances, and the presentation of 33 awards."
Lifetime achievement awards will be given to Professor Nuts and Macka Diamond. Special guest performers will take centre stage during the awards show, which will run into an after-party.
"It will be a show to remember," he said.
Dancehall patrons and supporters will be awarded in 33 categories and will be rewarded for their continuous support and contribution to dancehall. The awards will be handed out by representatives of sponsors Magnum Tonic Wine.
Magnum bucket deals and giveaways will be available all night at the event, which promises to be a stellar one.
Tallman, who is also the top selector from Flava Squad, added: "I am doing Portmore awards to highlight the people who don't get the attention - the small people. Portmore is a city by itself, so I think we need our own award."