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Maxine Stowe, former manager of Bunny Wailer, is pleased with the final product of American rapper Cardi B’s latest single Hot Sh*t, which samples the Bunny Wailer-penned Electric Boogie.

Friday, 01 July 2022 15:46

Festival Song Finalists Announced

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The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, has announced that the process for selecting the finalists for the 2022 Jamaica Festival Song Competition is now completed.

Minister Grange said the selection panel has decided on the 10 finalists.

Minister Grange said:

“We will remember that initially, the panel selected three songs, which was not a sufficient number for a competition.  After that we decided to re-open entries and we received 209 new entries during the course of a week.  After reviewing all the entries, the panel has selected 10 finalists.”

The finalists are:

Title

 

Stage Name

Writer

Producer

I'm A Proud Jamaican

Magic Flute

Joshia Beckford

David Luckain

David Luckain

Owen  Renalls

Nuh Weh Nice Like Yard

Sacaj

Danece Jacas

Newell Morgan

Diamond Jubilee

Orkid

Carol Panton

Gladstone Wright

Jamaica Sweet Again

Dez I Boyd 

Desmond Boyd

Carl Morris 

Jamaica Nice Again

Inspiyah

Lionel Bernard

 

Dale Virgo

Defend Jamaica

Nitty Kutchie

Richard Stephenson

Richie Stephenson

Out Of Many

Nazzleman

Oneil Scott

Christopher Tyrell

Sixty (Anniversary Time)

One1

Milton Wray

Milton Wray

Rock To Da Beat 

Intrestt 

Davion Bent 

Lloyd James King Jammy

Bring Back The Love 

Stamp

Rory Robert 

Sidney Thorpe

 

Grange said she was “pleased" with the response to the re-opening of entries.  “We have never received so many entries in one week”.

The Minister said the songs are being mastered and the recordings will be released soon.  She has called on broadcasters “to play the songs so that the public will get to know them and be able to choose their favourite for Jamaica 60”.

The Ministry through the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission is making arrangements to put the finalists on social media and on global music streaming platforms. 

The winning song will be selected following two televised shows on July 14 and 28.  The song will be selected by a combination of judges scores and telephone voting by members of the public.

There’s a prize of three million dollars for the winning song to be shared among the producer, the writer and the singer. 

Disgraced R&B superstar R. Kelly was sentenced Wednesday to 30 years in prison, months after he was convicted on all nine counts against him in a high-profile sex trafficking case.

Sunday, 26 June 2022 12:57

Buju Banton Releases Madda Badda

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Veteran deejay Buju Banton has released Madda Badda, his first single for 2022.

DJ Khaled revealed yesterday that he will be partnering with Solid Agency’s Sharon Burke, one of Jamaica’s most successful music executives, to stage a ‘Khaled and Friends Concert’ in Jamaica.

Veteran dancehall deejay Spragga Benz is featured in a new film titled Second Chance.

 Dancehall artiste Ishawna and Grammy-winning UK singer Ed Sheeran have announced the release of their new track together.

Wednesday, 22 June 2022 18:55

Dancehall Artiste Skeng pleads not guilty

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CONTROVERSIAL dancehall Artiste Skeng pleaded not guilty to disorderly conduct and resisting arrest when he appeared in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court on Tuesday.

Monday, 20 June 2022 20:59

Jamaica Carnival Calendar Released

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The official calendar of events has been revealed for the 2022 carnival season.

A man said to be a bodyguard of iconic reggae act Sizzla Kalonji was shot dead in Judgement Yard in August Town, St Andrew on Sunday night.

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