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Shabba Ranks…the Emperor

Rexton Rawlston Fernando Gordon (aka Shabba Ranks) deserves his title, The Emperor, due to his groundbreaking achievements. In 1991, he signed a recording deal with Epic Records which helped him attain international stardom and become the first dancehall artiste to win Reggae Grammy Awards in 1992 and 1993. Shabba’s hit songs including Housecall, Trailer Load...

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Lamar Richards’ Good deed

While attending GC Foster College in Spanish Town, Lamar Richards was kicked out of school six times for failure to pay tuition. With assistance from two mentors, the persistent Richards completed a diploma course at that institution in 2015 and is now its track facility manager and a part-time lecturer. Along with GC Foster College,...

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A royal premiere

Specially invited guests of HBO television series, Game of Thrones got the royal treatment at its premiere at Digicel’s sqwanky downtown Kingston headquarters on Sunday evening. “The evening went absolutely fabulous. We had a large turnout of our customers, and ardent Game of Thrones fans. They came out in anticipation of a blockbuster episode and...

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Aidonia in car crash

Aidonia is home resting following a motor vehicle collision along Mannings Hill Road in Kingston early Sunday morning. Sources speaking with the Jamaica Observer yesterday confirmed that the deejay was driving his white, Mercedes-Benz AMG sports utility vehicle when the collision occurred. “The incident happened in the wee hours of Sunday morning. He is okay...

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Bunny Wailer marks milestone

Reggae legend Bunny Wailer celebrated his 72nd birthday on April 10 at his Kingston home, with family and close friends. His manager, Maxine Stowe, told Jamaica Observer’s Splash that the sole survivor of three most famous Wailers, is in good spirits. She added that he is looking forward to Rootsman Skankin’, a dance and concert...

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Finger-licking entertainment

Agent Sasco, dance group Shady Squad, and comedians Ity and Fancy Cat were among the entertainers last Saturday for the opening of KFC’s 37th restaurant in Jamaica, at Harbour View Shopping Centre in St Andrew. ZJ Sparks and ZJ Ice were also part of the entertainment package. Agent Sasco had the large audience singing along...

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Tehillâh: a concert with a cause

The evening was dubbed Tehillâh: A miscellany of praise expressions. Tehillâh is derived from the Hebrew meaning praise, song or hymn of praise; adoration, thanksgiving, the act of public praise. The benefit concert staged on Sunday at the Providence Methodist Church in St Andrew was that and more. It was organised by Dominican Devon Malcolm...

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More power to Sampalue

IN the midst of an electrical outage, producer-turned-singer Sampalue illuminated the crowd with songs from his first album which was launched at Kingston Sports Bar and Grill in Kingston on Saturday night. “Dem seh wi mus’ do it a capella, so mek wi dweet!” he said, encouraging his audience to join in singing. Titled Straight...

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Popcaan joins Buju

Another Jamaican act is slated to join Buju Banton on the 2019 staging of the St Kitts Music Festival. Popcaan has been announced as a performer on the event which is scheduled to be held at the Kim Collins Stadium at Bird Rock from June 27 to 29. Speaking at a recent event, St Kitts’...

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