The Money Goddess, Macka Diamond returned last week from a two week stint in the dancehall hungry Asian nation of Japan, excited and pleased about the opportunity.
“I’ve been wanting to go to Japan for a while now, because I know that my music is well received over there, and I have a lot of fans,” said Macka Diamond, whose real name is Charmaine Munrow.
The artiste was a part of a promotional tour for the album of Jamaican/Japanese artiste Shade and continued that “the experience was a thrilling and enlightening one.” The tour saw her performing for her Japanese fans in packed clubs and concerts in Tokyo, Okinawa, Sukuko and Kin Town.
She thrilled audiences with tracks like Dun Already, Bun Him, Hula Hoop, Dandy Shandy, and Too Much Bull. Of the appearances made on the four city promotional tour, Macka Diamond expressed that performing in Okinawa and Tokyo was perhaps the most memorable experience of the tour.
“In Okinawa the concert was on a US army base so I was performing for soldiers, a few of which were Jamaicans. That was really cool for me, as a Jamaican dancehall artiste to be entertaining the men and women who are protecting the world” the deejay said.
“I think they liked Think Bout Me the most, because many of them are away from their spouses,” Macka laughed.
In Tokyo, the fans were more so receptive to Hoola Hoop and Too Much Bull. “The ladies love Too Much Bull so much and I couldn’t believe when I saw them singing along word for word. That was their song,” Macka continued.
The artiste who may be visiting Japan again in May for another mini tour says that she is back in the studio, working on her new album which will be released later this year. She also has a European tour lined up as well which will serve as promotion for the new album. “The album will be a special one and I can’t wait for my fans to get a taste.”