The Black Mystory concert produced by Triple B entertainment started off a bit slowly and then took off with a bang by the time Queen Ifrika took the stage. Looking completely opposite from the African Queen she presented herself as at the Rebel Salute concert, Ifrika looked more like a soldier as she kicked off her stiletto heels backstage and performed barefoot in denim capri shorts and a khaki military jacket. No matter what she wears however, she always brings down the house. The best surprise of the night was when she called two adorable little youths to the stage to perform a cameo. These kids had the crowd screaming with appreciation.
I-Wayne, attired mostly in black, with his pants rolled up above his ankles, raggamuffin style, revealing sneakers worn without socks, performed even better than he did at Rebel Salute. Lutan Fyah ‘s performance was similar to his performance at last year’s Smile Jamaica concert in Nine Mile. The next Smile Jamaica event takes place on Bob Marley’s Birthday, February 6th, in Nine Mile.
Richie Spice performed well, as usual. He always shines in Red Hills, as he was born not far from Red Hills in Rock Hall. It was Richie in fact who was the original person to present concerts in this particular venue. Richie threw his ‘All Spice Concert in the Hills’ at this very same venue last year. When I first heard about Black MyStory, and saw its African continent logo, I assumed the concert was a Richie Spice production. Well we now know whom the promoters got their ideas from… After Richie’s performance, he was presented with a special framed certificate, and the entire Bonner Family were praised for their myriad contributions to society.
The show ended well after dawn and the pink and yellow sunrise was gorgeous.