Following an exciting performance in Washington over the weekend cultural singer I-Octane is back home and now preparing to unleash new materials for the dancehall massive. The singer has more than one reason to smile as he is in the mix of all the upcoming local awards. For the RE TV MVP Video Music Award he has been nominated for Best Male Video with Different Page, for Hype TV Music & Video Awards Different Page is in contention for Reggae Video of the Year.
The singer cops a whopping five nominations in Richie B’s Excellence in Music and Entertainment (EME) Awards. Most Improved Artiste, Singjay of the Year, Song of the Year, Culture/Positive Artiste of the Year and Breakthrough Artiste of the Year are the awards that the singer who hails from Clarendon will be trying to cop.
A very excited I-Octane said he could not be happier about his nominations. According to him it’s a great acknowledgement of his music. “Even if I don’t win, it’s still a great feeling to know that your work is counted among the best of them.”The singer went on to add that for this year he will be keeping up his “cultural crusade” in getting more hard- hitting social commentary out there.
His latest single Hurt Mi, a collaboration with Spragga Benz, is creating some buzz on the scene. I-Octane pointed out that he hopes the message from the single will spread far and wide. “The children are our future, we have to protect them. It really hurt me to see them being ill-treated and cast aside,” he said commenting on the sentiments expressed in his combination single with dancehall DJ Spragga Benz. The video for Hurt Mi has already been shot and is expected to premiere next week, the single is also expected to enjoy its official release in the first week in February.