By Tracey Khan – Drakes
[www.inewsguyana.com] – Jamaican Dancehall artiste Vanessa Saddler a.k.a Vanessa Bling and Gaza Slim is set for her performance tomorrow night (Friday, November 28) at the 704 Lounge.
At a press conference, she noted that it is her first time in Guyana and promised to deliver a thrilling performance for her fans.
It is the first time she has left Jamaica since her legal troubles involving dancehall artiste Vybz Kartel, who is serving life imprisonment.
“I am free and Guyana is the first place to have me in the entire world, it is going to be a blast, it’s going to exciting, you’re going to get a package tomorrow night you just have to come out, enjoy yourself and thanks for having me, for choosing me for the opening,” Saddler said.
She could not contain herself and was thankful for a second chance at freedom, since it was under threat during the Kartel fiasco where she was charged with conspiracy and attempting to pervert the course of justice. However, she was later cleared of the charges.
“I am grateful to carry my Cross and I think it happen for a reason because maybe I was going too fast and I would be too ignorant and too touchy so it was a learning experience as I said I carry my Cross, it’s over and done and as I said it open my mind more.”
Her most difficult time in life and during her career was during her court case.
“It was so stressful and it was so painful because it was from 2011, going to Court for about three years…that’s the moment that I would never ever forget.”
The young artiste today met with students from two city schools while delivering motivational speeches and even assisted the promotion team to deliver early Christmas cheers to the students.
“I am so happy and so proud and I just wanna say thank God for such blessing…I love to give back I love to share, I love when other persons are lower than me are happy and I love when people smile, I am not a selfish person…so it’s just a blessing to help to give back and motivate and help others that can’t help themselves.”
Her most popular song ‘Independent lady’ was inspired by ordinary hardworking independent women.
On the issue of domestic violence, she made it clear that women should not accept this type behavior.
“My advice is work, respect yourself as a woman you have to respect yourself because if you don’t know one will respect you, it doesn’t matter what the work is, even if it is for you to take up some bag juice and juggle it, juggle it don’t mek no man abuse you.”
Project Manger of 704 Sports Bar, Dustanni Barrow spoke of their drive to bring different forms of entertainment to the Guyanese people and noted that only last week they brought Trinidad Chutney King KI to the new hot spot.
The Sports Bar is giving back to the community in a big way and will be picking two charities, where donations will be made.
Early bird tickets are $2000 and can be uplifted at 704 Sports Bar.