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Lady Saw to give first gospel show since leaving dancehall


DANCEHALL STAR Lady Saw will stage her first gospel concert in March since her baptism into the Christian faith in December.

The formerly raunchy star is billed as one of the headline acts on Gospel Reggae Experience, set to take place at the Evander Child High School in Bronx, New York.

When asked if she thought she had what it took to headline a show so early in her Christian walk, the entertainer told The Gleaner that whatever shows she is billed for now, God is the headlining act.

"If I'm the headliner, it's not me who is getting the praise or the attention, it's the Lord. I don't really care about where they put me on the show. I'm just a vessel for Him."

Speaking on her upcoming performance, the 43-year-old said she is fully prepared and ready.

"I'm ready and excited," she said. "Just the fact that the Lord is using me and talking to me, I just feel honoured to be in His presence and to be a part of His flock."

Some may be worried that the entertainer may not have what it takes to perform a full gospel set, but the artiste says otherwise.

"People are coming to see me for different reasons. Some coming to wish you well, some coming to hear the Word, some coming to fast, but I am open and I am just asking the Lord to lead me, put words in my mouth. Whatever the Lord tells me to do, I'm going to do it. He's leading me all the way," she said. "Some people may not know this, but I have quite a few gospel songs out already, so I have material that I can use for a show."


She went on to say that in the near future, she hopes to perform as Minister Hall and says she is going to Bible school to help bring that to fruition.

"The Lord says Minister Hall, but that will come. I am going to school just trying to learn more about God's way," she said. "I'm just excited. I am hungry and thirsty for the Lord and I just want to learn so much."

Hall said fans can expect a good show and says she will be performing songs including Jesus in the End, Praise Him, God Almighty, Heaven and Glory Be to God.

She also confirmed the performance would include some new material.

Days after announcing her decision to give up dancehall, the entertainer said she cared "zero" about the potential earnings she stands to lose.

"I use to worry and say, 'Bwoy, if a walk way from this, how mi a go mek dem money deh again? Weh me a go get money fi dis and dat?' That's why I took so long to walk away," she told the Jamaican publication.

"But I am walking away, and I care zero about the money. I'm used to poverty. If mi light gone, mi turn on one lamp or light one candle," she added.

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