As the entertainment community continues to reflect on the life and career of former Scare Dem Crew member Boom Dandimite, dancehall veteran Beenie Man gave a touching speech at Dandimite’s candlelight vigil on Tuesday.
Family and friends of the recently deceased dancehall artiste gathered in the Seaview Gardens community to honour his life following his passing due to unresolved complications from a car accident in April. Among the many attendees were Bounty Killer, Harry Toddler, General B, Queen Ifrica and Beenie Man, who gave a brief performance.
Beenie Man shared that the last time he had seen Dandimite was at his birthday party at the same house where they were now hosting his candlelight vigil. The Badda Dan deejay expressed that Dandimite was not only a friend to him but was also like a brother.
Beenie Man further explained that during his decades-long feud with fellow artiste Bounty Killer, the pair had remained friends despite Dandimite’s close alliance with Bounty.
“Me is a man weh nuh too like people enuh caw people nuh too like me. Yuh see Boom Dandimite a mi breda. Nuh care when mi an Bounty Killer a war neck to neck, anywhere mi see Boom mi affi hail him becaw him a mi fren,” Beenie Man stated.
The artiste went on to perform for the vigil’s attendees and was briefly joined by Queen Ifrica on the mic before calling for a moment of silence for Dandimite.
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