Jamaican dancehall artist MAVADO, real name David Brooks, is set to appear in court today on charges of “assault and malicious destruction of property”.
Last month police reigned in Brooks for questioning following an incident near Anchovy that happened on the way to Reggae Sumfest. He gave himself up five days after the altercation (27 July) at the Freeport police station.
An associate of Brooks, 35- year-old Gregory “Fox Road” Lindo, was also arrested and charged with attempting to pervert the course of justice. According to the Jamaica Observer Lindo was granted bail of JMD$200,000 and is now scheduled to return to court on 15 September.
On the music front MAVADO is set to make his first US appearance at the inaugural Reggae Rhythm & Blues concert in September. After having his US visa re-instated he will be joining BEENIE MAN, TARRUS RILEY and MACHEL MONTANO onstage.
He has also lined up a performance in Accra, Ghana that is set to take place on 1 October.