Skeng on the mend
Skeng performing at Reggae Sumfest held at Catherine Hall Entertainment Centre in Montego Bay, St James, recently. (Photo: Observer file)

SKENG is currently recuperating in Trinidad and Tobago due to exhaustion. According to a member of his camp, who requested anonymity, the deejay is in "good spirits".

The dancehall artiste failed to honour his gig at Dream Weekend in Negril on August 1 because of his illness.

"Here in the Caribbean, we are in the peak of summer, so staying hydrated is key but in between flights, shows, and recording new material, Skeng remembering to take self-care gets lost in his determination," said the source.

The insider said plans were in place for Skeng to visit Geejam Studio in Portland where he could work and rest, while having a nutritionist and personal chef to attend to his needs.

Skeng recently signed a publishing deal with Jon Baker, principal of Gee Street Records and owner of Geejam recording studios.

The details of the deal were not made public; however, Baker said the move was in keeping with his thrust for 2022 which is to restart developing music projects and releasing projects under the Gee Street and Geejam labels.

According to British-born Baker, a camp is currently on at Geejam Studios, led by producers Troy Baker, Dale Virgo and ITOSH who joined the team with artistes Leon Grey and Damien Soul.

On Monday, organisers of Dream Weekend released a statement apologising to patrons for Skeng's no-show.

"It is with regret to announce the dancehall rockstar Skeng will be unable to perform at the 2022 staging of Dream Weekend in Negril, Jamaica, due to medical diagnoses of exhaustion and dehydration during his visit to Trinidad and Tobago," the statement read in part.

Dream Weekend was held July 29-August 1 in Negril. Among the artistes appearing at the annual series were Ding Dong, Spice, and Govana.

Skeng (given name Kevon Douglas) is known for songs such as Protocol, Heaven Passport (with Intence), Gunman Shift, London, and Street Cred.

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