Trinidad and Tobago born Nicki Minaj is aware of the devastation being experienced following weekend flooding in Trinidad. The “Chun-Li” singer reposted a video initially highlighted by Soca artist, Bunji Garlin on Instagram on Sunday. It has since amassed over 200,000 views with other international celebrities now paying attention.
Bunji Garlin and his wife, Fay Ann Lyons have been using their social media platform to highlight some of the havoc caused as a result of the inclement weather. Many people have been displaced. Reggae artist, Isasha, who lost his brother Million Voice to cancer just a couple weeks ago, was faced with further turmoil when his home at Green Vale, La Horquetta was flooded and his vehicle also caught in the chaos.
On Instagram, Minaj had told fans back in September that she was planning to visit Trinidad and Tobago soon. Whether she will still be making that trip, is unknown. Meanwhile, other big names like DJ Khaled and Busta Rhymes have acknowledged the situation in T&T, Busta calling on Garlin to contact him. Another Trinidad and Tobago born rapper, Trinidad James also sent words of comfort to his fellow citizens on the weekend.
Rainfall continues in the twin island republic today. A number of people have been lending assistance in the aftermath of the floods but at this time, much is needed to bring the nation back to a sense of normalcy.
Urban radio station Boomchampionstt.com is among the entities assisting with relief collection. You may drop off items to render assistance, at their office, which is located at 88-90 Abercromby Street in Port-of-Spain.
Koffee Leads The Way. Jamaica’s New Heroine Tells Fox News She Wants to Impact The World Positively.
Nineteen year old Mikayla Simpson is on a path of positivity. Koffee, her stage sobriquet, acquired and maintained since her High School days- the young, legend in the making who has reggae music’s Protoje and Chronixx as mentors, is bent on making a difference, with her God given talent.
Like her predecessor, Bob Marley, the young artiste who now has her own seven-piece band called The Raggamuffins, has soared to international acclamation in little to no time. Her breakthrough in 2017 was all she needed to essentially soar. The Apple iTunes ‘Up Next’ featured artist recently said, “I want to inspire the youth. I know I want to make a change and that’s something I stay focused on.” She says she sees herself as a tool that will be used for the continuation of reggae music and the Jamaican cultural legacy.
As Jaron Nurse Celebrates 2 Million You Tube Views, Steff London Did This:
For weeks, perhaps months… or maybe, even more than we even realize, the world’s been paying very close attention to global trends, trends that have taken many on a downward spiral of darkness in most cases. We’ve seen videos and photos across social media, of murders and sad outcries of family members, friends and hopeful leaders, but truth be told, the world’s chaotic scenes perpetrated across borders and plains, truly appears no where close to completion.
Trinidad and Tobago’s Jaron Nurse, a beacon of hope in a twin isle that’s been plagued by gang warfare and senseless crime, is but one person. ‘Fed Up’ is an anthem, a song that while masked with rhythmic similes that engage the youth, is truly, just one song amid countless others that preach the opposite. Two million views on YouTube, while a beautiful accomplishment for the young entertainer, is but a drop in the bucket- a far cry from what many argue, is needed, to bring Trinidad and Tobago, the Caribbean and the world, to a peaceful place of love and harmony, again.