The “Flairy” deejay was recently honoured by the state after being presented with a certificate of special congressional recognition, and appointed a cultural ambassador for ‘The Big Apple.’
The special presentation was made by congresswoman Yvette D Clarke during the 52nd anniversary of the West Indian American Day Carnival held in Brooklyn.
According to Ding Dong, its a great feeling as such a recognition is not a common feat. He went on to say that he was somewhat shocked at first as he was never told beforehand.
“”I never expected it and dem never tell me. I just closed the show and she told me they have an award for me. I do things sometimes not knowing who is watching. I just do it from my heart, so it is a blessing to see that other people recognise it and love it,” the deejay said.
Ding Dong went on to dedicate the gesture as a overall win not just for him but for Dancehall on a whole, as it shows the positive impact the culture can have on the world.