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Jaiga’s The MAN. He Just Might Be What Every Woman Wants!

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Few artistes give the world complete insight into their lives. The ones who do, are often the harshest criticized, but as the saying goes, if you ain’t got  no haters, you ain’t poppin’. Jaiga, the artiste formerly known as Super Jigga TC, is probably one of the hardest working entertainers in show biz out of Trinidad and Tobago. Surrounded by a brood of lovely ladies, he’s determined to show them that he’s a man in every way that it counts.

Jaiga with his wife, Samantha.

Terrin Callender is the father of two girls and the husband of a true Trini socialite who makes design industry work look damn easy. Added to that he juggles numerous media projects, including his early morning gig at 96.1WEFM. Jaiga’s a modern day superhero to say the least. Passion propels him though. He’s loved Soca forever. He’s stood firmly for the art form forever, and he won’t cave in under the pressure, he promises. Matter of fact, with his three little ladies looking on and cheering on his efforts every step of the way, how could he?

Earlier this season, he released two soca tracks, ‘Limbo’ and ‘Wining Crook’ – two songs that form part of the Asylum Vikings’ on stage repertoire. Yes, don’t forget that Jaiga, like the late Devon Matthews, is one part of the Asylum Vikings. He certainly enjoys being a part of the unit, which is headed by Bunji Garlin and his wife, Fay Ann Lyons. Their latest project that sees a thorough team spirit employed,  has been Fay Ann’s “AzaFit” PART -EE initiative – a carnival exercise pump that starts at the bottom of the Chancellor Hill in Port-of-Spain and sees scores challenge themselves in an ambitious exercise routine, toward the top. He’s definitely a team player and so too is his wife, Samantha. She’s never too far away when it comes to her husband’s performances or efforts involving the Asylum Vikings.

Jaiga’s at the helm of the Great 8.

Last year, Jaiga launched his very own online portal- something he called, The Bass Now Media. Out of that initiative, stemmed something called, “The Great Eight.” He’s been championing an effort t0 make the region and by extension the world, become a bit more in tuned to the soca tracks that are being released, year round, by artistes from across the Caribbean. He says it’s been successful so far, explaining that he receives new music by the ton loads, daily, from a number of artistes from around the region. Soca undoubtedly the Caribbean’s best kept secret, many are realizing the genre’s worth, daily, so we suspect that Jaiga’s gonna be getting more than he bargained for, as word of this portal reaches far and wide.

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Soca Monarch Gets Title Sponsorship. ISM Chair, Fay Ann Lyons Expresses Heartfelt Emotion.

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Her appointment to the helm of the highly revered and sometimes controversial International Soca Monarch’s Caribbean Prestige Foundation has come with its fair share of criticism and Herculean undertaking but for Fay Ann Lyons- Alvarez, it’s all a part of the journey. A short time ago, the former Soca Monarch champ turned boss of the ISM, was presented with a cheque and commitment by the National Lotteries Control Board for title sponsorship of the event.

The NLCB has dedicatedly assisted the Soca Monarch for some 27 years, forking out $35 million over that period, to fund the competition. Explaining that the company is committed to the culture of Trinidad and Tobago, NLCB representatives earlier expressed satisfaction in the rejuvenation of the competition.

On Fantastic Friday – March 1st, competitors from across the Caribbean will vie for two titles- those being the Power Soca Monarch and the Groovy Soca Monarch titles. Already, many are predicting that Grenada’s Mr. Killa will walk away victorious, however, anyone who knows the dynamic of Soca Monarch will understand that presentation is key on show night.

Take a look at the ceremony that took place earlier, as recorded live by influencer David Wears :

#NLCB presents cheque and signs as title sponsor for #InternationalSocaMonarch.#itsfantasticfriday#ISM2019

Posted by David Wears on Wednesday, February 20, 2019

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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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