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Archived: Grenada’s Aria Francis Hits The Runway At Kanye West’s Yeezy Season 3

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Grenada's Aria Francis walking in Gillian E at Caribbean Fashion Week in Jamaica last year. PHOTO CREDIT: TenOSix 10.0.6 Photography

Grenada’s Aria Francis walking in Gillian E at Caribbean Fashion Week in Jamaica last year.
PHOTO CREDIT: TenOSix 10.0.6 Photography

Caribbean model, Aria Francis yesterday strutted the runway at the show for Season 3 of rapper, Kanye West’s ‘Yeezy’ clothing line and debut of his seventh solo studio album. The Grenadian model has worked with top fashion designers and appeared at the New York Fashion Week last year.

Kanye West looks on during yesterday's show. PHOTO CREDIT: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images

Kanye West looks on during yesterday’s show.
PHOTO CREDIT: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images

In September last year, Francis’ natural look even gained mention in a Huffington post article titled “Fashion Week’s Natural Hair Moments That Made Us Shout For Joy”.  The online news hub noted that many black models feel pressured to chemically straighten their curls or wear long hair extensions just to book shows in an industry known for its lack of diversity.

West's sister-in-laws, Kourtney Kardashian and Kedall Jenner wore his Yeezy Season 3 deigns.

West’s sister-in-laws, Kourtney Kardashian and Kedall Jenner wore his Yeezy Season 3 deigns.

Kanye West’s Yeezy Season 3 Fashion show featured dozens of models positioned on two raised platforms  and many more in the pit below who were directed to remain still in a bid to show off the new post-apocalyptic sportswear collection. Supermodel Naomi Campbell and Young Thug were among the models at the show which was held at the Madison Square Garden yesterday.

West also unleashed his new album “The Life of Pablo”, at the event. He had previously described the album as “a gospel album with a whole lot of cursing on it.”

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Buju Celebrates First Birthday Post Release in A Major Way. VIDEO INSIDE.

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Mark Myrie, the Jamaican reggae and dancehall giant the world knows best as Buju Banton, has been enjoying his freedom. He was released from US prison, having served a 9-year sentence, in December 2018 and since that time, the artiste’s spirit has been nothing short of triumphant.

On Monday night at the AC Hotel by the Marriott in New Kingston, Jamaica, the artiste celebrated his 45th birthday. He made a grand entry, showing gratitude with hearty smiles at the event which would mark his first official birthday celebration post release. Like fine wine, Buju assented to his 45th birth milestone and even with his simple and humble ways, fans of the artiste could tell that the best was yet to come.

The all white affair saw a number of well known Jamaican friends of the artiste in attendance, among them Sean Paul, Jamaica Deejay and personality Jabba and Romain Virgo. Buju’s Long Walk to Freedom Tour has seen him take stages around the Caribbean including Trinidad and a Tobago and Guyana shows hosted by High a Frequency Entertainment. Most recently, Buju crossed international waters, taking the stage in Amsterdam. His presence on stage, each time, has been nothing short of momentous, and some may say, near spiritual. At his Birthday “get together” on Monday, prior to engaging in chit chat with his friends and family, Buju prayed. It would be a symbol of his gratitude and love to the Most high God for all that he has gotten him through.


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Nadie Hits Em With ‘Fatt.’ Now, They Can’t Stop Lookin’.

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She’s a thicky and she ain’t afraid to show it off. Nadia Batson’s made no qualms of her heavy set physical attributes, these days showing off what she’s got like nobody’s business, making it abundantly clear that she’s comfortable in her skin. The gorgeous Caribbean vocalist recently unleashed a spankin’ new single that’s got everyone talking and believe it or not, the track’s title is ‘FATT.’

Nadia Batson captured by @chrisbehave on Instagram.

Batson’s been touring the world in the aftermath of the success of her 2019 hit single, ‘So Long’. In recent weeks, the SASS band leader made her presence felt in places like Dominica, St. Kitts, Petite Martinique, St. Vincent, New York, St. Lucia and Toronto. She’s even won an award for her contribution to the culture and music of Trinidad and Tobago from Montreal, Canada.

Batson’s physique has proven engrossing to patrons over the past few years, the artiste never shying away from showing skin when she hits the stage. Her latest track, ‘FATT’, on the Caution Riddim, produced by International Stephen and Vibez Productionz is seemingly a ode to the thick girls. She’s been getting that much required nod of approval from the radio personalities in T&T, making it very possible that this single will find its way sailing sweetly into T&T’s carnival 2019.

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