“Man a star”: Ding Dong celebrates Instagram verification

Dancehall artiste Ding Dong

Even with his enviable follower count, dancer turned artiste Ding Dong wasn’t verified on Instagram. Until now.

Ding Dong, born Kemar Ottey, shared the news to with his 945 thousand followers yesterday.

The Flairy artiste captioned the photo of himself in full black, white kicks and a harness bag, with “MAN A STAR!!!!! blue tick”

The post, which was well-received by his fans, getting more than 27,300 likes and numerous comments congratulating him.

“Verified, Ding. Dat is the chap” said one follower.

Fellow artiste Kemar Highcon said, “Chap ! Dem!” while another simply shared “Verified!” along with several flame emojis.

And of course there were dozens of comments on the artiste’s sharp attire, with noting the undeniable ‘drip’ present.

The blue tick verification means Instagram has confirmed that an account is the authentic presence of the public figure, celebrity or global brand it represents.