Updated: Mar 22, 2022
Entertaining the audience from start to finish, that’s how dancehall crooner, Elephant Man plans to lay down his performance at the Shisha Lounge in Grace Bay on Friday, March 18.
The Jamaican-born international artiste will be performing alongside upcoming dancehall wonder Laa Lee.
Hearing that the ‘Energy God’ was in the Turks and Caicos Islands, NewslineTCI caught up with him on Wednesday as he hung out with old and new friends at the Shisha Lounge, and his interview was just as entertaining as his performance.
Having been in the Turks and Caicos Islands before, ‘Ele’, as he is affectionately called by some of his fans, said he enjoys performing before the local populace.
“When it comes to dancehall you guys are one of the greatest lovers,” he said. “The Turks and Caicos and Jamaica, I think, have a little family tradition…the food, the culture, everything is similar. So, I can tell you that it is going to be crazy on Friday night.”
He said his mission is to ensure that every patron enjoys the show to the fullest, as they should expect him to be at his peak…loaded with energy.
“My mission is to just bring down the house and bring the energy. The goal is to just bring the energy and let everybody enjoy themselves, he said, asserting that with the apparent tapering off of COVID-19, people needed to unwind and relieve themselves of the stress of having to be cooped up for the most part of the pandemic.
“Corona has been plaguing the place for the past two years, so we are here to give them a breath of fresh air, to make them ‘fulljoy’ themselves and have a wonderful time. I am here to deliver hits on top of hits, and just to deliver a nice, clean, great show,” the high energy entertainer reiterated.
Elephant Man’s first performance in the Turks and Caicos was at a BET event some years ago, sharing stage with the likes of Fantasia. Since then, he has made other visits to the country either to just relax or to perform.
While here, the dancehall artiste also used the opportunity to visit a number of restaurants on Providenciales, and was blown away by the authentic cuisine. He said the curried goat purchased at one of the restaurants rivaled curried goat prepared in his homeland Jamaica, and that the oxtail, and chicken preparations were off the charts.
‘Ele’ also experienced why the world renowned Grace Bay Beach tops every year by travel writers and visitors.
“So far, the Turks and Caicos is very nice, the place is clean…and the beach…hmm…’wha mek the wata have to pretty suh, man?’ (why is the water so pretty, man?). And the people are so loving. When they see you, they just welcome you with a warm welcome. It is beautiful and wonderful,” he said.
Shisha Lounge, located on the Regent Village, since its establishment about three years ago, has become famous for staging exciting concerts with some of the top artistes in, especially the Reggae Music Industry.