International dancehall star Sean “Sean Paul” Henriques is experiencing unbridled joy, following the announcement that he will receive a National Honour. He’s among several entertainers from various segments of the creative industry to be named in the list published Independence Day, for national honours.
The Grammy-winning deejay will be conferred the Order of Distinction in the Rank of Commander (CD) for his valuable contribution to the global popularity and promotion of reggae music during the Heroes Day Celebrations on Monday, October 21, 2019.
A release from Headline Entertainment said the ‘Contra La Pared’
star described the honour as surreal.
“Most Heroes Days I see people getting them, and I wonder about their lives, wonder what it took to get them there, and now that this has happened to me, it is just a surreal moment. I am grateful for the recognition, all I want to do is continue to play my part in helping our culture to continue to dominate the airwaves all around the world,” Sean Paul said.
Sean Paul, who has been a big contributor to the dancehall sector for over two decades, underscored the importance of honouring deserving individuals while they are alive and well.
“As humans, we tend to spend more time on the negative, so when things like this are shown priority it is always a great thing. It helps to encourage those who we live with and among, it helps to inspire and motivate us,” he said.