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Stories by Shereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

Published:Tuesday | June 15, 2021 | 12:08 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

Queen of the Dancehall, Spice, has always been a trendsetter when it comes to fashion. Her eye-catching and sometimes over-the-top outfits would make her a guaranteed standout at any stage show. So when she recently launched her clothing line,...

Published:Saturday | June 12, 2021 | 12:09 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

At 20 years old, dancehall artiste Safiyah was diagnosed with endometriosis and cervical insufficiency. For the 2018 Magnum Queen of Dancehall, the latter meant that a lifelong dream of having children would be virtually impossible. Her health...

Published:Friday | June 11, 2021 | 12:10 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

Fashion designer, content creator, and brand strategist Stacia Davidson is today known on the health circuit as the ‘Raw Boss’. Having started her wellness and fitness journey back in 2019 as a birthday gift to herself, the 40-year-old began her...

Published:Thursday | June 10, 2021 | 12:16 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

In the entertainment industry, recording artiste Kemar Highcon is known as the ‘Sauce Boss’. His nickname has everything to do with image as he’s usually ‘dripping’ in style and swagger. The So Saucy deejay undoubtedly has impeccable taste in...

Published:Thursday | June 10, 2021 | 12:16 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

For 48-year-old culinary arts specialist, Roland Henry, a thriving love affair with food began by chance at the age of 14. Henry told Food that while living in the United States in the ‘80s, he took a job as a dishwasher at a local restaurant in...

Published:Monday | June 7, 2021 | 12:09 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

Mad Cobra, the hardcore dancehall artiste who gave the world hits such as Press Trigger, Diss Dem Anyweh and Di Baddest, has today re-emerged to shake things up on the music scene with an inspirational new single. The track, titled Ghetto Youth...

Published:Tuesday | June 1, 2021 | 12:12 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

Hot on the heels of their contract renewal with ‘Queen of the Dancehall’ Spice, Magnum Tonic Wine says the brand will continue to support dancehall music. Kamal Powell, the brand’s regional marketing manager for the Caribbean, told The Gleaner that...

Published:Friday | May 28, 2021 | 12:09 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

Her rise in the dancehall fraternity dates back to the ‘90s. At the time, she was breaking the glass ceiling in dancehall and proving that women can own their sexuality. After all, she was Jamaica’s first official dancehall queen. Her parents named...

Published:Wednesday | May 26, 2021 | 12:11 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

In their first father-daughter musical collaboration, Agent Sasco and his 9-year-old daughter, LC, have produced a moving single that is today being dubbed by music lovers across the globe as a ‘children’s anthem’. The track, Caterpillars Can Fly,...

Published:Tuesday | May 25, 2021 | 12:10 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

In an article published last summer, American financial and business news source Business Insider revealed that the demand for high heels plummeted drastically during the pandemic. It cited data from market research firm the NPD Group, which said...

Published:Saturday | May 22, 2021 | 12:05 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

When Roshain McDonald ventured into a recording studio for the first time at 11 years old, he perhaps had no idea that he would build a career so impactful that he has not only become a respected dancehall artiste but one of the genre’s most...

Published:Monday | May 10, 2021 | 12:09 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

After being away from the stage for well over a year, internationally renowned, Grammy-winning artiste, Sean Paul, returned to his stellar performing ways on Saturday. Dubbed ‘Sean Paul: Live from Jamaica’, the virtual concert was streamed live...

Published:Friday | May 7, 2021 | 12:22 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

Two animation majors from the Caribbean School of Media and Communication (CARIMAC) at The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona campus, will be a part of a local production team set to produce an animated short film for the 52nd season of the...

Published:Monday | May 3, 2021 | 12:07 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

When Mother’s Day weekend rolls around next week, Jamaicans here and in the diaspora will get the opportunity to see Oliver Samuels, the king of comedy, in action as he brings a special production to life as a treat to all mothers. Having had his...

Published:Sunday | May 2, 2021 | 12:16 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

Using social media to air grouses or speak out against colleagues and business associates could have legal ramifications. Recently, a lawsuit was filed in the Supreme Court against popular dancehall artiste Jada Kingdom by her former management...

Published:Friday | April 23, 2021 | 12:14 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

The names Tashlicka ‘Pretty Pretty’ Laird, Keticia ‘TC’ Chatman and Christina ‘Dancing Rebel’ Nelson will send off sirens in the dancehall sphere. Through aerial jumps and eye-popping dance moves, the trio has established themselves as some of the...

Published:Thursday | April 22, 2021 | 12:05 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

When reggae singer Duane Stephenson wrote and recorded the track August Town, he had no idea the song would go on to be a hit. He also could not predict that several years after its initial release, the song would still resonate with people. In...

Published:Saturday | April 17, 2021 | 12:09 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

When the COVID-19 pandemic struck last year, some of the organisations responsible for taking care of the nation’s most vulnerable were among the hardest hit. With no way of hosting physical fund-raisers, donations to organisations such as the...

Published:Monday | April 12, 2021 | 12:17 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic last year, recording artiste Ce’Cile rediscovered her zeal for music. She begun writing three songs a day and vowed to put together a body of work that will showcase just how much she has grown musically over...

Published:Wednesday | April 7, 2021 | 12:05 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

As a trained dancer, TV host and award-winning actress Neisha-Yen Jones has enough to keep her busy on any given day. Still, as a firm believer in no limits, Jones refuses to be boxed in and has dedicated her life to developing all the talents she...

Published:Tuesday | April 6, 2021 | 12:17 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

As a Jamaican, reggae artiste KGenius has always appreciated Africa as the place of his ancestral roots. In fact, ever since he was a young boy growing up in Spanish Town, the entertainer felt a deep connection with Africa that he could not deny....

Published:Wednesday | March 31, 2021 | 12:14 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

AWARD-WINNING producer Dane Ray said he is devastated by the murder of 20-year-old Khanice Jackson and wants the Government to do more to not only protect the country’s women and girls, but to leave no stone unturned if they are raped and killed....

Published:Tuesday | March 30, 2021 | 12:54 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

As Jamaicans faced a weekend-long lockdown, FAME 95 FM hosted the first anniversary of its FAME Frequency virtual party. And with stressed viewers seeking musical relief, the event featured dancehall’s musical medic, Beenie Man, serving up a...

Published:Tuesday | March 30, 2021 | 12:54 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

In an interview with The Gleaner back in 2019, Jamaica-born dub poet Sonsie X revealed that although she is a Rasta at heart, she loves fashion and is absolutely OK with spitting verses of a raw, sensual nature. Still, her raunchy, sometimes erotic...

Published:Monday | March 29, 2021 | 12:13 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

The country may have been under lockdown on the weekend, but the entertainment scene was still very active. On Saturday, a host of virtual concerts provided an ease for Jamaicans whose movements were restricted from noon on Saturday until 5 a.m. on...

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