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  • Writer's pictureRomaine Brown

A tearful Freddie McGregor was honored at Reggae Sumfest

Updated: Jul 24, 2023

The Captain made an exciting appearance alongside his children and received the Red Stripe Living Legend Award

Freddie Mcgregor, exciting performance by the big ship family (Reggae Sumfest)

One of the highlight moments of night 2 at Reggae Sumfest 2023 was the return of the reggae legend, Freddie McGregor, after suffering a scary stroke in Florida last year.

The captain, as he popularly referred to, was accompanied by the Big Ship family crew; his sons Daniel 'Chino' McGregor, Stephen 'Di Genius' McGregor, and his daughter Yashemabeth got to perform some of his big hits such as 'I Was Born A Winner', 'Africa Here I Come', 'Big Ship', 'To Be Poor Is Crime', 'Push Come To Shove' among others more with his children serving as background singers.

Sitting in a royal chair, the 67-year-old McGregor teared up as he thanked the audience and the Sumfest producers led by Joe Bogdanovich. "Last year when Mr. Bogdanovich asked me if I could do Sumfest, I told him I would try but with the Christ spirits, I'm here tonight, God is great. Thank you for the prayers and wishes, said the tearful artiste.

Freddie Mcgregor Sitting in a royal chair (Jamar Cleary)

At the end of his performance, he received the Red Stripe Living Legend Award from the brand manager, Nahem Nelms.

Di Genius alongside his brother, Daniel 'Chino' McGregor (Jamar Cleary)


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