KHAGO, who just returned from a 10-day tour of the United States, said the reception he received was tremendous.
“I am just coming from Orlando, Saturday night, me alone, sold out,” he said. “The promoter not even expected anybody to come to the show because Shabba, Vegas and Capleton had a show on Sunday next door the venue, so everybody was surprised to see Khago alone draw so many people.”
After jamming his venue, Khago said he passed through the other gig as, “mi nah si mike a run an nah perform”. “It’s the best thing I have ever done, people jumping for me in a strange land alongside Shabba, who’s so big,” he said.
Khago said two of his songs are dancehall anthems in the United States. “Nah Sell Out Mi Friend Dem is a crossover and Di Gal Dem Tun Up Di Ting is the street banger in the US now. When the cars roll by, that’s all you hear.”
After a hectic 10-day tour which took him to Florida, New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia, Khago hits the road this weekend for a monthlong tour, starting in the Caribbean, before heading to North Carolina, Boston, Connecticut and Massachusetts.
“I just have to look out for the best of what is to come,” he said. “I give thanks to know those dates are lined up, knowing the people have requested me. It’s a privilege because a lot of artistes are putting in the work and not getting the calls.”
As for allegedly burning his bridges when he parted ways with manager Bankylous, Khago said some bridges are worth burning.
“Mi jus a tell dem (other artistes) fi get raise a pay from the boss weh a play, mi wi bun bridge every day, fi mek mi son dem say ‘yeah’ and daughter seh ‘ray’. Which part wi deh right now, mi nuh si nuh bridge up deh, because a inna the sky wi live, wi nuh si nuh bridge up deh. Every youth, dem nuh fi fraid fi bun bridge an betta themselves. A nuh every bridge a good bridge, a jus so di road set up.”
Khago said he is thrilled after being nominated for a MOBO award alongside Jah Cure, Junior Gong and Mavado.
He said his new song for Seanizzle, Tax Inna My World, is gaining momentum and he has a number one in Antigua called If This is Not Love.
“Blood A Boil is number three on the big chart in New York, and Di Gal Dem Tun Up Di Ting deh number one here. Respect to all a di young artiste weh a try, don’t give up, ’cause from mi can cross di border, dem can do it to, an get some people fi fight fi yu along di way.”
Source: Jamaica StarTweet