Dancehall deejay Ninjaman will be celebrating his 49th birthday at Turtle River Park in Ocho Rios, St Ann, today.

The event will take the form of a family fun day and fish fry, followed by a stage show.

“Everything is in place, the stage and the light setting up right now, all the artistes on board and it look like this year will be bigger than last year and the year before that,” Ninjaman told the Jamaica Observer during a telephone interview.

Among the acts set to take the stage are Capleton, Bounty Killer, Sizzla, Busy Signal, Romain Virgo, Nitty Kutchie, Peter Metro, Burru Banton, Josey Wales, Professor Nuts, and General Trees.

But the deejay said many more of his fellow artistes could make their way to the stage.

“Is not about who book fah, but who you mus look fah. Don’t watch the poster. There are so many artistes who have been with Ninjaman since the start of my birthday bash and they stand by me over the years and they might just turn up on stage.”

According to the artiste, the early segment of the stage show — between 8:00 pm and 10:00 pm — will be used to expose up-and-coming acts.

The deejay said he will be using his 49th birthday to kick-start a year filled with promise and upward mobility.

“Right now, I feel like 16. When I look and see nuttn’ nuh drop off a me and the world accept me for who I am, I have to give thanks. But 2015 is a year when I have to make some big change. I just gonna focus on what make sense,” he said.

Born Desmond Ballentine, Ninjaman rose to prominence during the 1980s with tracks including Cover Me and Take Time to Know Her, both collaborations with veteran singer Tinga Stewart.

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