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Fay Ann Lyons Enters Mas Market in Jamaica. Puts Online Troll In Check.

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Fay Ann Lyons continues to build her empire. As she does her thing however, the naysayers and critics are doing theirs. The saying goes, ‘if they ain’t talkin’ about you, you ain’t saying nothing’ so amid all the reactions and criticism faced, Fay Ann continues on her mission, even behind the scenes.

Fay Ann Lyons and her husband, Bunji Garlin will deliver 8 mas sections for Jamaica Carnival plus 6 t-shirt sections.

The artiste will launch her spanking new band for Jamaica Carnival, One World Rebellion on December 8th- the very day, reggae sensation, Buju Banton walks free from a US jail. Lyons and her husband, Bunji Garlin, visited Jamaica last weekend where they gave some insight on their plans to the Jamaica Gleaner. In an interview with the newspaper, Lyons said, “people tend to have an idea of what things should or should not have been, especially in the soca community, and I, for one, have been known to be rebellious to all the limits given to me.”

The band’s 2019 theme is Revolt and according to the ‘Feel Good’ singer, the theme is rooted in history and is based on the background of various cultural revolutions from the Africans to the American natives’ fight for freedom. Lyons is undoubtedly one of the Caribbean’s entertainers whose strong sense of black consciousness, is always on display. The band will feature eight costume sections and six t-shirt sections.

Fay Ann told the Gleaner that despite her involvement in the Jamaica mas market in 2019, no one should be deterred from visiting Trinidad and Tobago for the Greatest Show on Earth. “Any consideration for a toss-up should be for persons to go to Trinidad and if possible hit up Jamaica after,” said the former Road March, Power and Groovy Soca Monarch champion.

Meanwhile, Lyons-Alvarez was, earlier this week, forced to put an internet troll in check, this after the person insinuated that she and her husband had used the money sent by Hip Hop superstar, Nicki Minaj for flood relief efforts, to launch their band in Jamaica. In her response to the person’s online post, Lyons said, “To all who find it necessary to ACCUSE me of stealing please be aware ..1- @nickiminaj sent her funds directly to ITNAC’s requested account. 2 – YES I was informed the funds was sent a while ago as she said she would. 3- any info on the funds please call ITNAC as I said since the beginning of the flood relief efforts they were one of the charities I work with (though some deliberately forgot)… lastly for you IDIOTS we been doing charity work for years not because I don’t post who we help means nothing is done or worse yet ….I STEAL. Get yourself together!!! Apparently this has been made public since OCTOBER…smh! THESE CHICKS DON’T READ…clearly!

 

 

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Swappi Deserved to Win. Artiste Breaks Down. Here’s Why!

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He cried tears, broke down like we’d never seen him, in the aftermath of a phenomenal carnival 2019 season that even resulted in a major Carnival title- the Groovy Soca Monarch crown. Marvin Davis grew up in the Sea Lots community. He’s the perfect example of rags to riches. Swappi’s also testimony that anyone who believes, can achieve. In the aftermath of Carnival 2019, Swappi quietly reflected in a chat with Ebuzztt, tearing up over the fact that he had almost given up.

Swappi recalls a trying few years, prior to 2019.

“I’m kind of emotional right now, because I actually didn’t see this coming,” he said to us. He had been at home, laid back, after securing the win on Fantastic Friday. Swappi could not contain his emotions. He admitted that he’d been extremely frustrated prior to 2019. “I’m laying here and thinking of how frustrating and confusing it was for me last year and the year before that and the year before that. I remember going to the grocery and picking up stuff, putting it in my trolley, and getting to the cash register and having to put it all back because all I had was $20,” he said with a level of humility and sadness that could not be faked. Swappi sighed emotionally at the memory, adding, “It was really challenging, very challenging to know that this is all that I do, music…. I just want to thank all the DJs, promoters, program directors, everyone, for giving me a second chance,” he said. He expressed gratitude to all who had played a part this past Carnival season, in essentially allowing him to see the light at the end of a very dark tunnel.

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Buju Banton Gives Fans Thrill They Anticipated At Long Walk to Freedom Concert, Jamaica.

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Buju Banton is back in full force. On Saturday, March 16th, the Jamaican reggae and dancehall entertainer proved that he’s still the artiste many love and respect, this even after some 8 years off the performance circuit. The Long Walk to Freedom concert held at the Jamaica National Stadium, saw a massive crowd of fans assemble for a night many will remember for the rest of their lives.

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Buju Banton performs in Trinidad and Tobago on Easter Sunday, April 21st.

Die hard reggae and dancehall lovers, many of them with Jamaican ancestry, had flown in from Miami, New York and Canada, and parts across the Caribbean. The concert was certainly one many felt they couldn’t miss, it being Buju’s first appearance on stage, post release from a US Federal prison in December 2018. He did not disappoint. Just one day prior to the concert, an online firestorm erupted, involving his son Markus. The young music producer had uttered uncanny words, calling on US president, Donald Trump to take his father back to prison, but amid the social media blitz of negative slander, Gargamel stood unfazed and presented himself like the Lion many know he is, on stage at the stadium. Reports surfaced that Buju was in fact questioned by police, just prior to hitting the stage on Saturday night. Ebuzztt could not confirm the report.

The concert brought to the fore, a number of well renowned crowd pleasers, among them, Cocoa Tea, Singing Melody and LUST, Ghost, new reggae sensation, Koffee, Wayne Wonder, Beres Hammond- both of whom performed their hit collaborations with Buju, Romain Virgo, Chronixx, Gramps Morgan and others. The crowd received a show of epic proportions, to say the least, and just when they thought it could get no better, the Lion of Dancehall, roared.

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