The August bank holiday means one thing in London: Carnival. Every year millions of people take to the streets of Notting Hill and the surrounding area for the biggest celebration of Caribbean culture and music in Europe. It’s one of the biggest street parties in the world and even if it’s raining, it’s bound to be locked off. This year was no exception, with over a million people showing up over Sunday and Monday to watch the floats and enjoy the countless soundsystems on offer.
There’s so much going on at Carnival that no two visits are the same, so in order to get the best view possible we got rising dancehall star Alicai Harley to take us around with her as she performed on Sunday. In her photo-diary, she links up with Carnival icons new and old, shuts down several stages and keeps it looking fly despite the rain. Check out her photos below.
So at this point in pulled up at the red bull stage at Notting Hill carnival feeling like a bad ass lol
Here, I have ‘Dutty Wine My Girl’, ‘Real Hot Gal She No Regular’ and ‘Juice And Power’ on my arms. Ahhhhh I’m absolutely drooling but just smile Alicai, just keep smiling ha ha haaa
bout 5 seconds before this pose we were probably the two loudest people in the room, I think it’s a Virgo thing haha. Our similar pose was not planned - also a Virgo thing. This is Seani guys, Seani B and the B’s for Badassss - Lool I joke I dunno what the B’s for.
Now I know what you're thinking... Where’s the audience?? Well we'll get back to that but let’s start talking about the fact that I was soo focused on giving them the wickedest wine without dropping on my face in the rain lool. I’m probably singing “Cook up your food a give you..." hence the hand gesture.
Hemah is flexing with her rain cover, I’m like yay, smart one Hemah! You could have given me the memo. I’m also thinking how’s she such a buff chocolate darling, like who made you?? Again - drooling!
Got the memo that a couple star girls pulled up, so as I’m en route who do I see?! One of the original sweet boys lol *drum roll* Nathan Hector.
Look at my face, there’s about 50 other me’s in my brain at this point singing “Walking Trophy, my girl you a Walking Trophy” like a full choir and it’s a live version with piano and a harmonica.
So I get back to the tent and I see another star girl, Tosh Alexander! Yes! She was definitely first in line when our father God was giving away looks.
Pulled up at my g Toddla T’s stage, to the right is bad boy MC Coco. In this photo, we werey about to shut down, this is our shut down face!
And here’s me doing “Shellington High Road” on the Steeze Wonderland stage like my name's Big Zeeks. Deep my girl's face with a cup up - she’s saying “yah Alicaì give it to dem”
Now remember when I said don’t watch the audience previously… THIS IS WHY! Now! In my best accent, “LOOK AT GOD”. So, the team said we are going back to Red Bull and we are going to shell again, and so we did on Dre Skull's set. Here we have Seani B next to me doing proud father, this one's legendary!
I don’t even know if I need to caption this, I mean epic, absolutely epic. This is one of them moments where you just have to give thanks to the most high and call it a day because it could only be God man.
And then straight after coming off stage I see Konshens, could this day get any better bro! Like brooooo, Konshens uno - “bruck off you back" and that.
Yesss! I asked if it could get any better on purpose, because it didddd. By the way, Shenseea is as peng in person as she is on the gram - “pretty gal real life insta”.
was probably just smiling for no reason here lol because I was still on a high from how sick today was and I definitely smiled all the way home.