Although he is unable to travel to the United States, veteran deejay Bounty Killer continues to make a tremendously positive impact stateside in the music industry.
On Sunday, he was honoured with a Blue & Bougie Lifetime Achievement Award at Mingles CafE in the Bronx, New York, for his outstanding contribution to the music industry in Jamaica and internationally.
Hundreds of music fans, radio DJs, celebrities, beauty queens, models and influencers from the creative industries roared enthusiastically as Bounty's image appeared on jumbotron screens inside Mingles Cafe, as the DJ accepted his award in a glitzy pre-recorded video message from Kingston.
"I wanna say a big thanks to Blue & Bougie INC out of NY city. Thanks for this Lifetime Achievement Award. It is much appreciated. I am sure this will help me to push and carry my music and my humanitarian efforts even further," Bounty said.
Speaking after the presentation, a beaming Blue & Bougie Inc executive, Jerry McDonald, said Bounty is most deserving of the international award.
"We felt compelled to honour Bounty Killer with a Lifetime Achieve Award for his exceptional talent as a deejay, songwriter, on stage performer and for helping to take dancehall music to the four corners of the globe," McDonald said.