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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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Shaft’s Master Plan for Artistes Will Blow You Away. Super Songwriter Prepares for Global Connects.

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He’s never too far. He’s a part of the carnival tapestry even when you hardly hear of his pursuits in a season. T&T’s carnival 2019 period has seen Jason ‘Shaft’ Bishop penetrate the airwaves with more than six carnival anthems. He’s the man behind Patrice Roberts’ killer tourism-jingle- like hit, ‘This is The Place,’ and Lyrikal’s monster chipper, ‘Passing Through.” Shaft’s always in the shadows, even when his name isn’t calling much.

Patrice Roberts on stage.
PHOTO : Jermaine Cruickshank.

For years, Jason’s been the songwriter of choice for many. From Destra Garcia who’s hit ‘Lucy’ was written by Bishop, to Machel Montano, Nikki Crosby’s ‘Granny’ persona- who he manages, and certainly Patrice Roberts, with whom he struck gold when they delivered, “Big Girl Now”. His artist repertoire across the islands, includes the likes of Peter Ram, Alison Hinds, King Bubba and Ricardo Drue. Jason ‘Shaft’ Bishop is most certainly the model songwriter in the Caribbean. “I’m an executive songwriter. I’m the only songwriter with such a significant number of songs tabulated since 1999,” he said to us during an exclusive EBUZZTT interview. Jason’s however got his eyes set on international territory these days, telling us that when Carnival is over, he’ll be heading out to Los Angeles where he’ll be treading deep waters outside of his calm Caribbean comfort zone.

Jason writes for each season, one year in advance. Explaining his process to EBUZZTT, he said he offers artistes full concepts based on his vision for the songs he pens. He also personally hand picks who receives which songs, based on character, topic and personality. Ahead of Barbados’ CropOver, he’s already prepared to distribute songs to the artistes who’ll sing them. “I’m heading to Barbados this evening,” he said when we spoke with him on Thursday. Jason’s been hard at work. His team, based in Barbados, has worked arduously behind the scenes, executing his vision of creating a full fledged songwriting business, that also features other elements that would aid all artistes in the execution of their goals. “I’m setting up offices of Shaft Vibes Entertainment in Barbados, Trinidad and New York,” he said, highlighting that artistes will be able to hire professional songwriters for all genres, videographers, marketing specialists and even dancers.

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Mr. Killa Does Damage At ISM 2019 Semi Finals.

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Who is this Mr. Killa and why the hell is he mashing up Trinidad and Tobago? The King of ‘Mash Up’ hails from Grenada and like a whirlwind he’s invaded Trinidad in the heat of the Carnival season… and guess what? Nobody’s complaining! Go brave Killa, go brave!

The entertainer, born, Hollice Mapp, hails from Guave. He’s no newbie. In fact, Mr. Killa’s been Grenada’s culture ambassador for quite some time. He’s an incredible entertainer. In Ibiza a couple years ago, Mr. Killa’s on stage antics led to an insane viral energy that immediately propelled him further. In the wake of that, his social media activity thrust him even higher toward stardom in the Caribbean, amplifying his worth as an all round entertainer. From dancing to performance and vocal ability, Mapp has all that it takes to stand among the best in the music industry.

On Sunday night in Arima, East Trinidad, Mr. Killa made his presence felt, like only he could, at the semi finals of the International Socia Monarch competition- so much so that the online competition punters have already crowned him King, ahead of Fantastic Friday. The artiste’s tune, ‘Run Wid It’ has influenced pure wild abandon at fetes, in recent days. People have reportedly been picking other people, tables, chairs and other items of solid weight. There’s no doubt that Mr. Killa’s influence is real and powerful.

Take a look at his performance from the Semi Finals of the ISM competition, on Sunday night. Let us know if you think Mr. Killa’s the man to beat on finals night in Port-of-Spain.

Hollice Mapp aka Mr. Killa Run With It- ISM 2019 semi finals! That performance was pure 🔥 🔥 🔥 🇬🇩 🇬🇩 🇬🇩Just so killa run up in the finals!

Posted by Doc Edd Francis on Sunday, February 10, 2019

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