Shaggy lives by a motto that has been adopted by people around the world. The motto is “it’s not about the award, it’s about the reward,” and reward is what Shaggy will receive to begin 2014!
On January 4th, Shaggy and friends will celebrate at the artists annual concert called Shaggy and Friends. The event is produced by Shaggy and team to raise funds for the Bustamante Children’s Hospital in Jamaica. Now in its 8th year (7 years prior to that Shaggy was doing this on his own), Shaggy has raised more than $2 Million USD for the hospital which has been used to buy necessary medical equipment.
This year some of Shaggy’s closest friends will be in attendance to support his fundraising efforts. Friends such as award winning, and international recording artist Ne-Yo whose hits include “Miss Independent,” “Sexy Love,” and “Because of You” will perform. Ne-Yo, who became friends with Shaggy after meeting the star through mutual friends, didn’t hesitate to lend support to the cause saying “I am honored to perform for the children of Jamaica and bring added attention to the Bustamante Hospital.” In addition to Ne-Yo joining Shaggy on stage, January 4th will mark the homecoming of Jamaica’s international songstress, Tessanne Chin.
Tessanne caused international hearts to stir with her performance on NBC’s The Voice. Moving fans worldwide, Tessanne impressed judges and fans each week with her powerful and passionate voice, singing carefully selected songs such as “Try,” “Redemption Song” and “Bridge Over Troubled Water.” The night of Shaggy and Friends marks Tessanne’s triumphant return to her homeland, and her support for the Bustamante Hospital!
There are more artists to be added which gives fans all the more reason to attend and support the event. The location of the concert is the lawn of the Governor General’s House on Hope Road (Kingston, Jamaica; this is the perfect venue to make a statement! Imagine thousands of people rocking and grooving to the sweet music from the best entertainers and raising money at the same time!