According to a press release, I-Octane will perform at the Independence Stadium in Bakau, Gambia on March 6. He will be the special guest of T Smallz Suso, the entertainer who is being hailed as The Gambia’s finest reggae, hip-hop cum Afro beat artiste. The event, which is organised by Katato Entertainment, will serve as the official launch of T Smallz’s double EP, The Versatile (Volumes 1 and 2).

Confirming the news to I-Octane’s fans in The Gambia, T Smallz said in the release: “Yes, the deal is finalized, I-Octane is definitely coming.”

He added that it was an honour for him to invite an artiste of international repute such as I-Octane to perform in that West African country and give a big boost to their developing music industry.

Gambia has been dubbed the ‘Smiling Coast of Africa’ and it is no wonder that the dynamic reggae/dancehall entertainer is all smiles as he prepares musically, mentally and physically for this memorable mission, which has long been in the making.

For I-Octane, this will be a mystic journey which will help him reach back and touch the past in a meaningful way and pay homage to the African ancestors, even as he fully embraces the present and the future. He also hinted at the possibility of a collaborative effort between him and an African artiste sometime in the very near future.

“Performing in Africa has been on my bucket list for quite a while,” I-Octane confessed.

“But, as they say, nothing happens before the right time. Team I-Octane is ready and we will be giving a one-of-a-kind performance in The Gambia. They celebrated 50 years of Independence last week – their Golden Jubilee – so you know the ting turn all the way up Jamaican and Gambian style,” the deejay added.

I-Octane and his entourage are expected to arrive in The Gambia on March 5.