Top Entertainers To Wow Crowd At Komen Bahamas Race
Comedian ‘Naughty’ To Play Nice, But Says “Expect The Unexpected”. One of the hottest comedians in the country and some of the most popular musical acts on the scene will take the stage next Saturday for a worthwhile cause.
Iñigo Zenicazelaya, better known to his fans as, ‘Naughty’, has signed on to host the 6th Annual Susan G. Komen Bahamas Race for the Cure Survivors Ceremony.
The event will take place on Paradise Island near the Hurricane Hole Marina on January 16.
The ceremony is the highlight event for Komen Bahamas and honors those who have won their fight with breast cancer.
Some of the top acts in the country will also wow the crowd, including Nehemiah Hield, So$a Man and Najie Dun.
Visage members, Dyson Knight and Wendi Lewis, who donated the official ‘Komen Anthem: Race for the Cure’ song, will perform the sanguine tune for the survivors.
The Marina Village Junkanoo Troupe, headed by Stan Burnside, will also entertain the crowd.
Meantime, Naughty, who has opened for comedians Chris Tucker and Damon Wayans and hosts the top-rated morning show, Mischief and Mayhem in Da AM on Kiss 96.1FM, will bring the laughs and keep the show moving.
The Survivors Ceremony is deeply personal for high-energy stand-up, as he lost his mother, Marlene to cancer on Valentine’s Day 2013.
“Cancer has a sworn enemy in me. So, whatever I can do in the fight against it or to raise awareness about it, I’m all in,” he said. “Cancer will have to deal with me trying to eradicate it, in the same vein that it eradicates so many of our loved ones.”
“I also know the importance laughter plays in the fight against cancer. From patient, family and friends to medical personnel. It helps on many levels. My late mother always said to me, ‘do your stand-up comedy as long as you can, you don’t know what your audience is going through, and for a brief moment you provide a welcome distraction and an enjoyable relief from whatever is hurting them’.”
The animated emcee, widely known for being a practical joker, says the Komen Bahamas audience can “expect the unexpected.”
“I enjoy hosting events like these and getting everybody fired up. And after 18 years performing stand-up comedy, I can improvise with the best of them, so I’m sure I will have a broad canvas to work with,” he said.
“Basically, folks can expect a good laugh and a good time whenever I’m on the mic, all for a most worthy cause.”
The race starts at Montagu Beach at 7:00 a.m. and ends at the former Hurricane Hole area on Paradise Island.
To register for the 5K run/walk, visit www.komenbahamas.org.
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