Having dominion over the dancehall and party scene for years, the ‘immortal’ Stone Love celebrated 38 years on Saturday last.

Stone Love Wee Pow is surrounded by a bevy of beauties. (Photos: Jermaine Barnaby)The popular Jack Sour was awarded Video Man of the Year.

The highly anticipated celebration was as expected, a dusk to dawn marathon which came to an abrupt ending at approximately 5:00 am on Sunday as the police entered the venue and informed the Stone Love selectors that the end had come.

This premature ending came about just as dancehall act Sizzla was halfway through his song Trod Mount Zion. The artiste had only gotten a chance to perform Good Ways and Holding Firm for the hundreds at the Royal View Entertainment Centre in Portmore.

Reggae Act Sizzla, brings his brand of music to the anniversary event.

Several artistes including a hoarse Khago, Rikki Tikki, Toya, Ikaya and LUST all gave brief performances.

The dapper looking Stone Love crew worked up a musical inferno playing strings of popular tracks from the most happening artistes including Movado, Vybz Kartel, Bounty Killer and Beenie Man.

Dancer turned artiste Ding Dong, displays his trophy for King of Dancing.  From left Tony Curtis, Trilla U, Singing Melody and Lukie D of LUST blended their harmonies for the event.

Sample man was nothing short of his usual antics and ‘sample talk’ while the sexy Magnum Girls handed out trophies and danced seductively much to the delight of the male audience.

The VIP lounge belonged to members of the dancehall fraternity including Bounty Killa and other members of his Alliance, Baby Cham, Toya, Ding Dong, Harry Toddler, Konshens and Delus.

The party rocked but there was not enough time for the celebration to reach its full peak because of its untimely ending.

Earlier the Stone Love team had awarded MOB for Best Local Male Dancer while the Swag Team claimed the trophy for number one dance move — The Swag. Stone Love’s boss Wee Pow gave the dancing crown to Ding Dong saying “I don’t want you to normalise this thing. A king is a king and a queen is a queen. After Bogle this is the man who take it up and take it to the next level. As of today, he is officially named the king of dancing.” Khago got New Male Vocalist of the Year, while the female’s version went to Ikaya. Popular deejay Vybz Kartel was named Deejay of the Year.

Below is the full list of awardees

King of Dancing 2010 (local and international)
Ding Dong

Best Male Dancer 2010 (international)
Sample Six

Best Female Dancers (international)
Dance Xpressionz

Best Male Dancers (local)
T & T crew

Best Male Dancer (local)
M.O.B
Dancer Sample Six is happy to receive his trophy. (Photos: Jermaine Barnaby)

Best Female Dancer (local)
Cartoon

Best Dance Move
Swag Team

Best New Slang
Wire-Sadiki (G Unit)

Best Portmore Dance Group
Card Unit

Best Pouch Selector
Boom Boom

Best Video Man
Jack Sour

Best New Female Artiste
Ikaya

Best New Artiste Female, Ikaya proudly displays her trophy.

Best New Male Artiste
Khago

Best Culture Artiste
I-Octane

Best Female Singjay
Tifa

Best Male Singjay
Mavado

Best Female Deejay
Sheba

Best Male Deejay
Vybz Kartel

Best Female Singer
Cherine Anderson

Best Male Singer
Jah Cure

Stone Love Selector of the Year

Bill Cosby

Best Comeback Artiste

Future Fambo

Best Stone Love Promoter
Colonel (St Mary)

Source: jamaicaobserver

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