It wasn’t quite the usual Friday for dancehall entertainer Aidonia who took part in the recent charity effortorganised by Janelle Gordon at The Sir John Golding Rehabilitation Centre (formerly the Mona Rehabilitation Centre) on Friday.The artiste believes that charity efforts play an important role in giving back to the community and society for all the support they receive.
“I just felt the need to give a helping hand to the disabled kids and see how they went through a regular day being in a wheelchair. While I was there I even met one of ma friends who I knew for a while and he was there just byplaying football and he slipped on the ball and hit his head and now he’s paralysed from head to toe. Only his eyes could move. It was a touching moment as I myself play a lot of sports like football and basketball, so it even woke me up to make me realise that you can’t take life for granted because you neva know when it may be your last,” said the deejay.
He said that all entertainers should make an effort to interact on different levels with their fans, whether it be via charity or not.“We have to cherish our loved ones and the time we spend with friends and family and try to ‘fulljoy’ life to the fullest. Well I think all artistes should do a form of charity event or give back to our communities because we are given a talent and we have to be grateful for that and try to do what we can for our communities and the people that look up to us and also for the less fortunate ones,” said Aidonia.
He continued, “Plus we can’t stay away from our fans ’cause they put us where we are and without them we would be nothing. I have to spend time with them not only when they pay to see us on shows. Even though some of us are busy at times, it’s good to take the time out.”Aidonia is anticipating a very busy summer period with several projects lined up.
A video for his Tan Tuddy song was shot recently and at least four more videos will be done for songs which include the Deablo collaboration, Run Road, and a medley video to be shot by Cardo Knox of Knox Koncept before summer’s end.
Several shows locally and abroad are already lined up including the June 22 Best Of Summer and ReggaeSumfest. Events in Guyana, Martinique and Guadeloupe are also to come.“For now, Aidonia just recording more songs and really thinking about the right time to drop the album,” said the deejay.