Catching Up with Kris Fade
It’s been another crazily busy week for me – and I’ve enjoyed every minute of it! By some strange coincidence, I found myself in front of the camera a heck of a lot for someone whose day job is to be heard and not seen.
I kicked off my week by joining a few thousand people at Dubai Latin Fest. This mash-up of colour and cool music was a sight for sore eyes and one of the best things about it was that everyone there was on the same vibe. It was all one love and no tension as people of all cultures mixed together to celebrate another aspect of the diverse citizenship of Dubai.
I and the award-winning Two Tone took to the stage to perform, and what a reception we received! We had people screaming before we’d even started performing our duet In it for Love, so the atmosphere was absolutely off the chain. After we did the song, we stuck around for a while to see what else the festival had to offer, and tried some very spicy food before watching a bit of a Latin film. I had no idea what it was about, but the dancing in it looked pretty cool!
Two Tone and I also recorded a video for our single, so everyone who was there will be in it! On behalf of Two Tone and myself, I’d like to thank the Latin American community here in the UAE for being so awesome towards us – we had a great time, so roll on next year! I also got to take part in the world’s biggest selfie, thanks to McDonald’s and one of its global advertising initiatives. I’m not sure how many people got to be in the picture in the end, but the burger shape we made left me feeling extremely hungry! Hanging out with Ronald McDonald was definitely a highlight, although I have to admit I was a little scared when I first saw him up close.
As I represented the fast food brand in the Middle East, Sam Smith did the same in the UK and Ne-Yo said “cheese” with his attempt from Los Angeles.
Tune of the Week
Stuck on a Feeling, Prince Royce ft Snoop Dogg
Who wrote the track? Sam Martin, Robopop and Ross Golan, who’ve penned tracks for Nicki Minaj, Maroon 5 and James Blunt.
Who is Prince Royce? His name’s Geoffrey Royce Rojas and he’s a New Yorker with Dominican heritage.
What’s his biggest hit? Darte un Beso, which is in Spanish and which means "Give You a Kiss" in English.
Random fact: He was named one of People en Español magazine’s 50 Most Beautiful stars.