Chonixx visits UG, promises a grand show tonight

first_imgJamaican reggae superstar, Jamar Mc Naughton, more popularly known as “Chronixx”, arrived in Guyana one day ahead of the GTT’s Smile Guyana Concert billed for the Guyana National Stadium this evening.A section of the GWLT on FridayThe reggae artiste, upon arrival, visited several radio stations in promotion of the show and received the most hospitable welcome. This was no different when he turned up at the University of Guyana to have an interactive session with students there.Screams and shouts for the artiste were thunderous in the George Walcott Lecture Theatre (GWLT) as the reggae singer made his way to the stage in the presence of heavy security.The initiative was planned by the telephone company, which saw over 800 students purchasing tickets for the show at discounted prices. The monies from the sale will go towards the Guyana Artists in Residence programme (AIR).However, at the educational institution on Friday, the artiste reminisced on his life growing up and the about turn it took. He started his career with huge challenges but added that with the inspiration he received from God, he was able to stay on the right path and face those hurdles.The Jamaican artiste interacting with the student of UG on FridayHe explained that while growing up, he learnt to share from the little resources that were available at the time. Further, he started that as an artiste, he performs out of love for mankind and trust in God at the same time.Chronixx went on to say that when he started his musical career, he dreamt big and never thought that he would have been one of the most loved reggae artistes.“I was born in a musical environment… I found that a lot of people were giving their opinions… for me I have learnt to overcome the fear of not having people approval and that was the first step of me releasing the music I really love.”He added that an artiste should not do something that he or she does not love. He noted that the youths of the world must find a way to rise above the opinion of the people. The Jamaican artiste encouraged the youths to stay positive and focused but more so live their dreams.Chronixx will headline the GTT’s Smile Guyana Concert this evening and he promises patrons a grand time. Also sharing the stage will be the Heatwaves Band and Guyana’s own Alabama. The most exciting part of the evening, however, is expected to be that time when the telephone giant gives away $1 million to one lucky patron.Two persons have already walked away with $1 million each, with a third was expected to be named in Linden last evening. Tickets for the GTT’s Smile Guyana Concert will be available at the venue at a cost of $3500 each for the general admission, $10,000 for stage front and $15,000 for the VVIP experience.last_img read more

Welbeck will prove Van Gaal wrong! Former Man United coach backs striker to be big hit at Arsenal

first_imgRene Meulensteen is convinced Danny Welbeck will be a sensation for Arsenal and prove Louis van Gaal wrong.Welbeck made a surprise £16million move to the Emirates from Manchester United on transfer deadline day.According to United boss Van Gaal, Welbeck was not up to the standards required and did not have a good enough goalscoring record to warrant a starting place at Old Trafford.But Meulensteen believes his fellow Dutchman may live to regret his decision to discard the 23-year-old academy product.Meulensteen arguably knows Welbeck better than anyone, having worked with the forward for more than a decade during his time as part of Sir Alex Ferguson’s backroom staff, and he believes the England international will be a big hit for the Gunners.Speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, he said: “I had him from when he was 8, 9 years of age and I think the best of Danny is yet to come.“He is a very versatile player and I’m 100 per cent sure he will do very, very well for Arsenal.“Danny is a perfect match for Arsenal. He is such a versatile player.“He is very good in short, creative, combination play, showing for the ball, passing and moving, picking up different positions. At the same time he has the pace and power to break away if they break from their own half. I think he is a really good match.”Gary Neville earlier this week questioned the club’s logic in selling Welbeck to Arsenal for just £16m.And Meulensteen claims the deal would have not happened under Ferguson’s stewardship.“No, definitely not,” responded Meulensteen, when asked if Ferguson would have sold Welbeck to Arsenal.“You look back through the history of Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United and we were always keen on bringing young players through and giving them a chance.“People keep saying about Danny Welbeck not scoring enough goals but you have to look at the people with him and in front of him and how many games has he really played in his preferred position?“Every player that wants to builds up his confidence needs a run of games in his position and when that happens you get a flow and you keep reproducing the same performances. That has not happened yet for Danny unfortunately.”last_img read more