Shenseea, Mavado Brought A ... | Hapilos
Jamaican stars Shenseea and Mavado brought a taste of the island to the 2023 staging of Afro Nation during its U.S. debut on Saturday, May 27, and Sunday, May 28, at LoanDepot Park in Miami.
The two Reggae-Dancehall acts were among musicians from Africa and the diaspora who performed at the two-day music festival. Featured acts such as Wizkid, Burna Boy, Asake, Sech, Fireboy DML, Rema, and Dadju also wowed attendees at the event.
Shenseea, 26, was added to the lineup in place of Beenie Man, who unfortunately had to cancel his appearance last minute. A day before his performance Afro Nation released an apology on behalf of the King of Dancehall, stating, “We were informed that due to a situation beyond our control, Beenie Man, unfortunately, will not make it to Miami for his performance at #ANM2023. We are truly devastated, but we look forward to an amazing day 2!
In another post, the team thanked Shenseea for filling in for the Dancehall titan on such short notice. “Big ups to @shenseea for coming through last minute, can’t wait till she takes the stage!”
Beenie also made a short video citing the issue as “just a messed up thing” but wanted to extend a heartfelt apology to his die-hard fans. “I apologize to all the people who love Beenie Man all through these years and buy the ticket to come and just see me … I’m so sorry. Love you all” he said.
Shenseea did not disappoint fans, delivering another of her usually sizzling performances. Decked in a sexy ruby red ensemble, she enticed partygoers on Sunday with her bawdy and in-charge dance choreography alongside her backup dancers while performing songs like, Blessed, Cant Anymore, Curious, Rebel, Foreplay, and of course, Henkel Glue featuring Beenie Man to pay homage to the veteran star.