Wednesday, February 8, 2023


Who is Dancehall Artist Dexta Daps?

Jamaican Dancehall Artist Dexta Daps expected to hold a concert this weekend in New Providence and Grand Bahama, with more than 2000 concert goers.

But plans were squashed when the Ministry of Health and Wellness disapproved of the size and denied a request for the event, citing COVID-19 risks.

While many Bahamians are expressing anger over the cancellation, some Bahamians are puzzled and are asking, “Who is Dexta Daps?”

  1. He is a 36-year-old, Jamaican native, living in New York City.
  2. Dexta Daps was born Louis Grandison and is known for dancehall music and ballads.  He is known for his smooth vocals and provocative lyrics.
  3. His hits include the ballad Morning Love, 7Eleven, Shabba Madda Pot and Breaking Point.
  4. He has positioned himself as a sex symbol, and most of his ballads depict intimate lovers.
  5. In 2020, Dexta Daps was locked up for one month, under the state of public emergency. He was questioned about gang-related activities and was released without charge.
  6. In September 2021, he made headlines for disregarding COVID-19 protocols at a sold-out, tightly packed concert in New York City.

Listen here for some of his music: Dexta Daps Music





Dancehall Artist Dexta Daps Cancelled. Angry Fans React

Following the cancellation of a concert featuring Dancehall Artist Dexta Daps, Bahamians took to social media to express their disapproval.

Latrae Rahming, director of communications in the Office of Prime Minister announced late Tuesday that the government denied approval for the Dexter Daps concert which was scheduled for the weekend in New Providence and Grand Bahama, citing COVID-19 risk.

Many anticipated the event would be given approval. Even Promoter Clayvon Duncombe of Phluid Factory was confident the event would be held despite its wait for approval by the Ministry of Health and Wellness.

“Please people continue to buy your tickets. Don’t be afraid,” he insisted.

“Phluid Factory is here. If you don’t know, now you know.

“Dexta Daps concert [is]this weekend. Big shout out, like I said, to the Ministry of Health and Wellness.

“Big shout out to the PLP government. We know this [is] a new day. All of our protocols are in place. The [COVID-19] numbers are low.

“This is a good day and this is the best time to have an event right.

“This is a weekend where persons will be socializing anyway because of the other events.”

When Rahming made the announcement, it set off an angry wave across Twitter.

James Julmis called it a “stupid decision.”

“If hotels can have concerts, why not the small local promoters.”

Ashanti said, “Bravery and friends have done it again.”

Davonya was in disbelief, “I hate it here. Concert can’t happen even though ya gotta take COVID test to get in.”