Ai­do­nia Em­barks On 20-City Euro­pean Tour

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

Com­ing off an ex­hil­a­rat­ing per­for­mance in the twin is­land repub­lic of Trinidad & Tobago Dance­hall star Ai­do­nia con­tin­ues to up the ante on his ca­reer head­ing into the fes­tive sea­son. The Jag One Pro­duc­tions (JOP) head hon­cho, along with mem­bers of his camp, de­parted the is­land on Wed­nes­day, Oc­to­ber 22nd for Europe where they’ll em­bark on a 20-city tour of that con­ti­nent.

Com­menc­ing in Am­s­ter­dam, the cap­i­tal city of the Nether­lands, the tour is ex­pected to last three weeks span­ning ten coun­tries with stops in ci­ties such as Peru­gia, An­twerp, Rot­ter­dam, Rennes, Lyon, Mont­pel­lier, Geneva, Zurich, Wup­per­tal and Barcelona among sev­eral oth­ers.

De­spite the in­clement and some­times frigid weather con­di­tions as­so­ci­ated with that con­ti­nent, Ai­do­nia re­as­sured his fans that this will not dampen his spirit in any way so when they come to the var­i­ous con­cert venues they can ex­pect noth­ing but a se­ries of en­ergy-filled ac­tion-packed shows along the tour.

“Europe has al­ways been a place that shows Ai­do­nia and the JOP fam­ily a lot of love. We know this time of the year can be very cold and un­com­fort­able but the fans want to see us so that is enough mo­ti­va­tion for us to make sure we go out there, be it rain, snow or sleet, to give them 110% and noth­ing less … be­cause they don’t get to see us very of­ten there­fore we have to leave them with some­thing to re­mem­ber each time we visit,” Ai­do­nia ex­plained.

The san­guine en­ter­tainer is ex­pected to re­turn to the is­land in mid-Novem­ber in time to premiere a pair of videos for his street bub­blers ‘Love Off Yuh Gyal’ and ‘Ry­der’ both shot by ac­com­plished di­rec­tor Michael ‘Bigz­ship’ Bur­bridge.

The tour comes on the heels of his One Voice Foun­da­tion and Schol­ar­ship pro­gramme launch at the Max­field Park Pri­mary School geared to­wards ren­der­ing fi­nan­cial as­sis­tance an­nu­ally to stu­dents. Worth almost $300,000 Jamaican dol­lars the schol­ar­ship fo­cuses on five stu­dents at the grade six level. The top stu­dent who ex­em­pli­fies good be­hav­iour and at­ti­tude, main­tains the high­est grades and over­all progress through­out their pri­mary school ten­ure and passes their GSAT ex­am­i­na­tions will re­ceive an an­nual grant of $200,000 for high school. The re­main­ing four will each re­ceive a $20,000 book voucher an­nu­ally to off­set high school ex­penses.

The schol­ar­ship pro­gramme was spear­headed by Ms. Mon­ica Lawrence – Mother of Ai­do­nia and also a teacher at the in­sti­tu­tion.

Dance­hall sen­sa­tion Ai­do­nia set to make his

mark in Europe.

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