BUCKHANNON, West Virginia ‑ Internationally known recording artist and producer Max-A-Million will bring his talent to West Virginia Wesleyan College for a splash party hosted by the Black Student Union on Nov. 11, for a performance featuring reggae, hip hop, electronica and dance. Also performing original music is Pepe Dadon. The doors open at 7 p.m. and the event ends at 9 p.m.  Admission is free; the suggested donation is $10. Proceeds will benefit the BSU events and programs.

Blending Caribbean spice with R&B, hip-hop, and a pinch of pop, Max-a-Million has consistently charted top 40 hits in Billboard Magazine and has reached gold and platinum status in 62 countries. He has headlined and performed with other top recording artists such as Backstreet Boys, Monica, Brandy, Coolio, Queen Latifah, Jodeci, Snoop and the Dog Pound, Biggie Smalls, Mary J. Blige and Deborah Cox. His release with Kanye West and Malik Yusef is titled “Chicago.”

An accomplished vocalist, songwriter, rapper, recording artist, and producer, Max-A-Million is currently producing music for the Legendary Drifters. He was honored with two top awards and several nominations in the 16th, 17th, and 18th annual Chicago Music Awards for “Pop Recording Artist of the Year” and “Best Reggae Album/CD of the Year.” He also has received nominations in the 16th annual Reggae and World Music Awards in “Best Crossover Song” for his platinum version of Marvin Gaye’s classic hit Sexual Healing, as well as for “Best Music Video” for Take Your Time and “Best New Entertainer” and “Songwriter of the Year.”

Pepe Dadon’s music is the blend of art and his own life; everything that motivates and moves him added to the professional context of creative art that leads to the distillation of the perfect sound he is thrilled to be its face. This young artist prides himself on his versatility as he goes on to tap into raw feelings and emotions to deliver timeless sounds. Life hasn’t always been a walk in the park for him but through the adversities and trifling complexities, he has come out on the other side stronger and more aware of his primal abilities; – this is in a way transferred into his own music as he seeks to build something different that will impact not only him but the society as a whole!

The splash party will take place at the WVWC pool in Benedum Campus Center. This event is sponsored by Bobcat Entertainment and the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. For more information, contact Director of DEI Laurie Goux at 304-473-8163 or goux.l@wvwc.edu.


West Virginia Wesleyan College (WVWC) is a private, four-year residential liberal arts and sciences college in Buckhannon, West Virginia. A tradition of excellence for more than 130 years, West Virginia Wesleyan is home to 14 Fulbright Scholars. The Princeton Review ranked Wesleyan as one of its 2024 Best Colleges in the Southeastern Region of the United States. U.S. News & World Report’s 2023-2024 Best College Rankings designated Wesleyan eighth in Best Value – Regional Universities (South). WVWC offers students more than 50 majors and 40 minors; graduate programs in athletic training, business administration, creative writing, nursing and clinical mental health counseling; 20 NCAA Division II athletic programs; multiple performing arts groups; and more than 50 organizations. Founded in 1890, the College is closely affiliated with the United Methodist Church and abides by the Wesley doctrine that emphasizes service to others. For more information, visit wvwc.edu.