Chris Brown ruled at Sumfest Intl Night 1

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By Joan Wilson

American artiste Chris Brown, came, saw and totally conquered at Reggae Sumfest on International Night 1, held at the Catherine Hall Entertainment Complex in Montego Bay.

The youthful 21-year-old singer went into full gear as he danced, lip synced and sang his way into the hearts of the Sumfest fans.

He could absolutely do no wrong for the entertainment hungry crowd as they lapped up every thing he dished out.

The singer performed some of his big hits which included Gimme Dat, Run It, Say Yow, Brown Skin Girl, and With You.

It was even more exciting when he drew for Kartel’s Clarkes and showed that when it comes on to the Jamaican dance moves, he is also up to speed.

But Sumfest wasn’t just about Chris Brown, good as he was. There were other impressive acts for the night.

Coming after a fully charged, performance from Brown Jah Cure managed to hold his own on stage by choosing his better known songs such as Call on Me. He exited stage to the premiering of his music video for Unconditional Love which was shot on location in Cuba.

The Hold Yuh artiste Gyptian also put up a good showing, while thrilling fans, he also encouraged them to “support his new album by buying it.”

Gyptian called on stage a well dressed Nitty Kutchie who used the few minutes to make the connection with the crowd. Sugar Roy and Conrad Crystal also gave a cameo performance courtesy of Gyptian.

Young acts represented well such as upcoming singer Hezron and Canada-based artistes Steele who was making his Sumfest debut.

The females were not outmatched in any way by their male counterparts as the Strong One Etana gave a well received performance.

She was in fine form as she went through her paces singing songs such as Warrior Love, Wrong Addres, August Town and when she drew for Crazy Love, she acknowledged her husband by saying, “Andre gives me crazy love,” much to the crowd’s delight.

Etana made way for the Fyah Mumma Queen Ifrica who did a fiery, cultural stint.

When Yardflex exited the venue Tony Rebel was on stage holding his own.