Masicka having great 2020
Dancehall star Masicka feels honoured to be nominated in the Best Male Artiste category at this year's International Reggae and World Music Award (IRAWMA) event.
"I'm very happy with this IRAWMA nomination, just being mentioned with the greats like Buju Banton and the other artistes. It is an honour but I honestly feel like I had a great year and it's deserving and what I've been fighting for my whole career. I plan for 2020 to be even bigger and cement myself to be one of the best to ever do it," Masicka said.
The other nominees are Dexta Daps, Popcaan and Vybz Kartel. The IRAWMA will be held at the AC Hotel Kingston on March 29, under the theme 'Reggae Rise'.
Masicka recently performed at a sold-out show at the 02 Academy in Brixton, England. He has also been doing a number of gigs in Sweden, Germany, Italy and Switzerland. Masicka even performed in Israel on January 23 for the first time.
"The police had to shut down the show in Stuttgart, Germany, because the venue wasn't big enough. It was a very successful tour and it showed me the power of dancehall, with the fans singing your songs and they don't even speak English," Masicka said.
He has a number of shows organised for the rest of the year, including a summer tour of several states in the US.
"I'm also planning to keep my first festival this year in Jamaica for my birthday. I have also done a collab with Davido and another huge hip hop artiste as well that we are keeping under wraps for now," Masicka said.
Masicka also plans to release an album this year dubbed Toxic World. The album is expected to have 14 to 16 tracks.
Masicka is known for the singles They Don't Know, Stay Strong, Blessing, and Leader, featuring Dexta Daps.