Dancehall star, Aidonia has become the latest big name from the genre to regain his ability to fly to the United States after the acclaimed singjay saw his visa to the country reinstated on Wednesday.
The 35-year old entertainer’s visa was revoked in 2010 as part of a mass denial of entry for premiere dancehall acts into the country, including Bounty Killer, Beenie Man, and Mavado. In July 2011, Mavado was re-issued his visa and subsequently signed with DJ Khaled’s We The Best Music Group label while Beenie Man would also regain his visa months later.
Aidonia, known for smash hits such as Jackhammer, Pon Di Jockey, Bad People and more expressed joy and relief that he could finally return to the U.S.A.
“It’s a great feeling. We deh yah pon the block just a give thanks” the singjay told IRIE FM Wednesday afternoon. “We jus’ a big up and give thanks to Father God….words cyaah even explain how I feel right now cause you done know seh is a couple of years since we get this opportunity. Mi jus feel great right now.”
The good news is quite welcome for the artiste, who recently mourned the death of his videographer, Lamar Doukie, who passed away following a car crash while they and other members of their 4th Generation camp were travelling to Montego Bay for a football match.
Since the turn of the new year, Aidonia has released singles such as Dark Clouds and Ball A Fire.