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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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T&T’s Only Got Love for Jamaica. Just Watch How The Sokah Origins Crowd Reacted to Shenseea!

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What a weekend it was for fans of caribbean hotties, Shenseea and T&T’s Nailah Blackman. Both entertainers performed, alongside a number of other awesome Caribbean acts this past Saturday at Nailah’s Sokah Origins event held in South Trinidad. The young artiste who celebrated her birthday in late November, brought a star studded cast to her event, key among them, Jamaica’s reigning ‘hot gyal’, Shenseea.

The duo who collaborated on a track called, ‘Baddish’ in 2018, gave it a go again, heading into Carnival 2019. They hit the stage at Sokah Origins, delivering, “We Ready” just after performing ‘Baddish’. The revved up crowd was definitely a sight to see as they seemed to just want to reach out and touch the Jamaican entertainer. Phones on record, the crowd sang along to the artiste’s music, giving her the ammunition she needed to perfect her show.

Patrice Roberts and Sekon Sta were guests performers at the Sokah Origin event.

Separately, Nailah Blackman’s been killing the soca circuit across the Caribbean, even touring internationally for the past year, reaching as far as Europe with the Soca on The Seas team earlier this year. Her most recent stop was Australia. Meanwhile, Shenseea maintains strong appeal, consistently delivering some of the hottest dancehall tracks, which come complete with her down to earth personality and appealing sensuality.

The Sokah Origins event, Nailah’s second consecutive birthday event, drew a pretty good crowd of patrons who’d come out to see Blackman perform with her band, aptly named, ‘Sokah The Band’. Other  artists to hit the stage included a very sexy, Patrice Roberts, Nadia Batson, Preedy, Kees, Problem Child out of St. Vincent, Jamaica’s Dovey Magnum, Erphaan Alves, Ricardo Drue, 5 Star Akil, Sekon Sta, Lyrikal among others.

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Video credit: Rankin Productions. 

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Buju Banton Asks Fans For Time To Reunite With His Loved Ones.

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Mark Myrie- Buju Banton is now a free man. He arrived in Jamaica last night to much fan fare and since that time, social media has  been abuzz.

Buju stands in the Immigration area at the Norman Manley Int’l Airport, flanked by an employee and fan.

Representing Public Relations team, Destine Media, in a press statement issued, said Buju’s first desire post release was a clean glass of water to flow through his system.

Admittedly, Buju’s journey to freedom has been a long and traumatic one. “Not only traumatizing for Buju himself, but also for his family as well, who was stripped of a father, provider and friend. But with the love and support of family, friends, and fans, he pushed through day by day,” said the media release. “He would rise at 7am and start his day with a prayer, followed by an apple, orange or ripe banana,” it went on to state.

According to the media statement, during his incarceration, Myrie stripped himself of the moniker “Buju Banton” and immersed himself into the reality that he was confronted with, by living in the now and not looking at the past. He also occupied himself with reading, meditation, and led study groups among his fellow inmates.

Destine Media explained that plans are afoot to celebrate Buju’s life and contribution to music with the Long Walk to Freedom Tour, explaining however that dates are still being finalized. It added that the first show will take place in Jamaica in Spring of 2019.

“Buju Banton‘s music makes bad people wanna do good. I really wish that he was out here. We’re missing one of our messengers, ya know? This is me speaking from the heart. We need people like him out here.”

– BERES HAMMOND 

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