The minute the bus rolled in on to the grounds of Lennon High School in Mocho, Clarendon, there was no escaping the buzz of energy that heralded I-Octane’s arrival. Teachers could be heard ‘shushing’ students to get back to their classes as it was not yet time for what they were anticipating.
As it turned out, it was something worth waiting for as I-Octane, plus the special guests artistes who accompanied him – including Blade, East, Rhyming King, and Mikki Ras – gave the students something to think about.
Prior to his performance, the artiste, born Byiome Muir, gave students a pep talk.
“I’m trying to make you look at life from a different perspective. Life has a lot of challenges. Not all of you will end up at UTECH (University of Technology), but focus on your academics and shoot for the stars. if you fall, you will still land in the sky,” he told them.
With the talk out of the way, he delivered with the aid of sound system Di Unit with selectors Badda Bling and Little Rich.
I-Octane abandoned the makeshift stage and positioned himself in the centre of the green area and had both teachers and students totally captivated.
He could do no wrong as he performed songs such as Happy Time, Mama You Alone, What A Way We Shatting, and Lose a Friend.
Students got the chance courtesy of Digicel, Busta, and Good Good Productions to win prizes through deejaying and dance-offs.
Head girl Kadia Smith was specially recognised by sponsors as she received a phone and credit from Digicel, a gift basket from Busta, and cash from Good Good Productions.
The school tour continues today, tomorrow, and Monday.