By Marc Parc
Prominent Dancehall singjay, David "Mavado" Brooks, continues to elevate his international status as he's set to unveil two new collaborative projects with American, superstar artistes.
Mavado was recently in the West African nation of Ghana as he gave his first African performance inside the Accra Sports Stadium in the country's capital city. Reportedly, there was pandemonium amongst the 10,000 fans in attendance once he graced the stage; performing a slew of hit singles such as "So Special," amongst countless others. Afterwards, Mavado was quoted by Ghanaian media as suggesting that it was one of his best performances and that he’d like to perform in other African countries very soon.
Mavado, who recently returned from a promotional tour in the United States, is looking to build on the momentum he has gained on the worldwide stage as he's set to unveil his debut album with DJ Khaled's We The Best Music Group. Last month, the Alliance-affiliated singjay signed a record deal with the American hip-hop disc jock turned artiste's label and later recorded the hit single, "Emergency" alongside label mate, Ace Hood.
Meanwhile, internationally acclaimed producer, Troyton Hinds has confirmed that Mavado is preparing to shoot a video alongside American R&B superstar, Ne-Yo for the Troyton Music produced, "I Know You Want Me" remix. The single has amassed hundreds of thousands of YouTube views since its release in August, was released via iTunes a few weeks ago and has been playing on major radio networks worldwide such as New York's Hot 97 and Power 105, Miami's 99 Jams and UK's BBC Radio 1Extra.
The music video will likely be shot in New York and according to Hinds, it will help raise the profile of the self-proclaimed "Gully Gaad" as well as Dancehall music on an international scale.