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Monday, October 26, 2020

Buju wins 2020 Jamaica Festival song competition

Reggae singer and newly crowned 2020 Jamaica Festival song winner Buju Banton’s copped the prize purse of $3 million for his entry, I am a Jamaican.   In accepting the winning trophy, he indicated that his charity would be a beneficiary.  The Sunbeam Boys’ Home in St Catherine is to benefit from the Buju Banton’s winnings. Buju […]

‘The Simpsons’ changes voicing policy

Show producers on US animated comedy series The Simpsons say they will no longer use white actors for the voices of characters from other ethnic backgrounds. The show, broadcast on Fox Network, has faced years of criticism over white actor Hank Azaria’s voiceover of Indian-American character Apu. Mr. Azaria said earlier this year that he was stepping down […]

COVID-19 entertainment protocols to be discussed – PM

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has said the government will begin discussions on Friday to establish protocols for the resumption of entertainment events. He said Friday’s meeting will accept suggestions for the gradual safe reopening of the sector.\ The prime minister noted that the Economic Recovery Task Force has already done significant work on some of the […]

Lila Iké EP leads reggae sales in the US

Lila Iké’s seven-track EP The ExPerience is the top-selling reggae set in the United States. According to statistics provided by Nielsen Music, a subscription based platform that tracks music sales in the USA, 454 digital copies were sold in its first week. The EP which was released on May 15 debuted at the top of the […]

Dre Island releases debut album ‘Now I Rise’

Reggae artiste Dre Island has released his debut album titled Now I Rise. It is available on all major platforms as of Friday. The 14-track compilation features collaborations with Chronixx and Jesse Royal and his breakout hit We Pray with Popcaan. The album is said to be a part of his project Now I Rise that will go beyond 2020. Dre Island […]

Trey Songz releases song in honour of Black Lives Matter protests

R&B singer Trey Songz on Friday released a new single titled “2020 Riots: How Many Times” in honour of the Black Lives Matter protests currently erupting across the United States. The fiery song finds the singer channeling his righteous anger over the senseless killings of Black men and women including the recent deaths of George […]

Buju for Jamaica Festival

Grammy-winning reggae artist Buju Banton is among 10 finalists for this year’s Jamaica Festival Song Competition slated for July.