Grammy award winning and history making singer, song-writer, actress and dancer Ashanti, will perform a full concert at CFW on Sunday, June 11. Born Asanti Douglas, this fashionista and fixture at the global fashion weeks will be paying her visit to CFW and will be a celebrity host of CFW events as well as perform. Also performing at Caribbean Fashion Week this year is hot British Ghanaian chart topping star Fuse ODG, best known for his new afro beats and #1 hit collaborations with Sean Paul, Nyla and Major Lazer. Fuse will also debut his fashion collection on Saturday June 10.
Ashanti, the American R&B, hip hop star is from Long Island New York. Before releasing her debut album with the Murder Inc. label, Ashanti made her presence known by being featured on several songs by rappers signed to the label. She collaborated with rapper Ja Rule-the first of many collaborations between the artists-on the song “Always on Time,” and later lent her voice to the chorus of Fat Joe’s single “What’s Luv.” With the success of those singles, it wasn’t long before Ashanti was ready to release a single of her own, introducing her solo vocals to the World in “Foolish.” All three of these songs were hits, simultaneously making their way to the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the Top 10 slot, with two of the three singles holding the No. 1 and No. 2 spots.