Estelle, Cham rock CFW

After a long night, the fashionable set made a mass exodus from the venue following the last collection — Cedella Marley’s High Tide, as well as her Puma Olympic gear.

This left more chairs than patrons to enjoy what turned out to be a great set from the American Boy singer.

Taking to the stage at 1:00 am, Estelle made her presence known with the reggae-infused Substitute Lover ahead of Come Over, the lovers rock track which features Sean Paul.

Since she is in Jamaica, and her performance followed the Cedella Marley collections, Estelle saw it fit to drop her version of the Bob Marley track, Is This Love.

Dressed in a figure-hugging, sheer, black lace jumpsuit and multi-coloured headscarf, she added a little spice to the song by inviting males on stage to rock with her, with one rule, “No touching.”cham

A few European-flavoured dance tracks and cuts from her latest album All Of Me, and Estelle had those who endured the long evening, rocking to her tunes.

This carried through her rendition of Mary J Blige’s Real Love and the popular American Boy which she used to close her set, but not before asking that she be invited back to Jamaica to perform a full concert.

Despite Estelle’s fine set, performer of the night was definitely Cham. The deejay could do no wrong during his 40-minute performance.

He was in his element, leaving his audience for dead after firing round after round from his musical arsenal.

His shots included Ghetto Story, Babylon Boy, Many Many, Duggo Duggo and Joyride.

It forced sections of the somewhat stayed CFW audience to rise to its feet. They got so involved at times that they completed the lines in some of his unsensored tracks, which prompted him to remark , “I didn’t say it.”

The musical selections continued with Que Sera, Vitamin S, Stronger and This Is Why We Hot, before he introduced his wife O.

Both are riding a wave of success with their lastest track, Wine. In what was said to be her second public performance, the curvaceous O managed to excite the audience with her refrain, “Wine up mi body, mi a wine up mi body.”

Some patrons were heard commenting that the organisers should forego the remaining fashion collections in favour of more Cham and O.

 

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