Beenie Man, Denied Canadian Visa to Perform at OVO Fest After Contracting Zika Virus

Dancehall singer contracts Zika virus

The Grammy-winning Jamaican reggae artist was set to perform on the second night of Drake’s OVO Fest 2016 but announced he was denied a Canadian visa because of Zika and dengue fever.

Beenie Man wrote, "Jah know...dah week ya deal wid me a way!! No visa fi mi Canada show (I apologize again to my fans in case you haven't seen the press release)  Zika Virus hol' mi". "The same Zika mosquito gi mi dengue. Blood test, injections, pills. Wi a hol firm still. Selassie a guide I n I right through so once mi have life me a give thanks.#Unstoppable".

Beenie Man wrote, “Jah know…dah week ya deal wid me a way!! No visa fi mi Canada show (I apologize again to my fans in case you haven’t seen the press release) Zika Virus hol’ mi”.
“The same Zika mosquito gi mi dengue. Blood test, injections, pills. Wi a hol firm still. Selassie a guide I n I right through so once mi have life me a give thanks.#Unstoppable”.

It was also disclosed that he has dengue fever. The OVO Fest concert is an annual concert organised by Canadian-born singer and rapper, Drake. Its previous edition has featured performances from top entertainers such as Jay-Z, Lauryn Hill and Kevin Hart.

About the virus :

Zika is spread mostly by the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito (Ae. aegypti and Ae. albopictus). These mosquitoes are aggressive daytime biters. They can also bite at night. Zika can be passed from a pregnant woman to her fetus. Infection during pregnancy can cause certain birth defects. There is no vaccine or medicine for Zika.

We pray for healing. To all the travellers, please be careful.

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