Dancehall artiste Skeng, birth name Kevon Douglas and popularly known for Protocol, Likkle Miss, and Street Cred, is “on the mend” according to the Jamaica Observer. He is said to be recovering from fatigue in Trinidad and Tobago, but a member of his team who wishes to remain anonymous stated that the 21-year-old is in high spirits.
The artiste had failed to conform to the agreement to perform at Dream Weekend on Emancipation day, August 1, in Negril due to the severity of his affliction.
Sources say that the Likkle Miss hit artiste neglected to take care of himself amid flights, “recording new material”, and performing at shows, and with the temperatures being what they are at the highest point of summer in the Caribbean, Skeng’s resolution to do it all resulted in his forgetfulness of self-care.
It was also disclosed that plans were laid for Skeng to pay a visit to the Geejam Studio located in Portland where he would be able to work, rest, and receive the best nutrition provided by a nutritionist and a personal chef.
Recently, Skeng signed a publishing deal with the owner of Geejam Recording Studios (and principal of Gee Street Records), Jon Baker. The details, however, were not publicized, but Baker did state that the shift is in accordance with the drive for 2022, which is to begin developing new music projects and releasing them under the labels Geejam and Gee Street.
Baker also conveyed that a camp is ongoing at Geejam Studios and it is being managed by the producers Dale Virgo, Troy Baker, and ITOSH who became a member of the team along with the artistes Damien Soul and Leon Grey.
Dream weekend took place in Negril from July 29 through August 1, 2022, and on Monday, the organizers issued a public statement of apology due to Skeng not being in attendance. They explained the nature of his ailment and stated that they “regret to announce” that the “dancehall rockstar” is “unable to perform.”