The Jamaica Observer continues with the third in its daily feature dubbed Dream Wknd Diary, which will look at the summer’s ultimate party series, Dream Weekend, that runs from July 29 to August 1, 2022.
AT 18, deejay Marksman — who is from James Hill in Whithorn, Westmoreland — has never attended the popular Dream Weekend series.
However, he is looking forward to entertaining patrons when he touches the stage at the event on Friday night.
"I'm looking forward to the live excitement of this event and to see the reaction of the crowd when I touch the stage," Marksman told the Jamaica Observer on Wednesday.
Since he exploded onto the musical radar earlier this year, thanks to the success of Verified Choppa 2, Marksman has seen his career on the rise.
"Words can't explain how much my life has changed since the success of Verified Choppa 2 but all I can say is that I'm more than grateful for what I've achieved so far in my career. And I want to use this platform to also give a big shout out to my team, my loving parents, my siblings, and most of all God for giving me this chance that I've always prayed for," said Marksman whose given name is Oswayne Marks.
He shared some of the highlights of his still-young career.
"There are so many highlights, but they include hitting number one on Spotify in England with Verified Choppa 2, performing in Guyana less than five months since my breakthrough, performing at Reggae Sumfest last week, and now being one of the main acts for Dream Weekend."
According to Marksman, his cameo performance at Reggae Sumfest last weekend has given him the confidence to deliver his best at Dream Weekend.
"Well, my performance at Reggae Sumfest has boosted my confidence in performing a bit more than I've expected, so Dream Weekend is already an accomplished mission for me. In other words, I'm well prepared," said Marksman.
A sixth former at Frome Technical High School in Westmoreland who plans to study medicine later on, Marksman says he has no problem juggling studies while pursuing his music career.
"I have very good time management skills and I was raised in a way that I've learnt to do what's best and what's right for myself — and having a good education while doing music is what's best for me right now," Marksman reasoned.
Marksman's latest single, Antics, was produced by Tru Money Musiq.