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Jamaica’s Lila Ike and Nigeria’s Davido Drop ‘Flex My Soul’ Celebrating Billboard /HONDA Collab.

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On Friday, March 22nd, Billboard, in partnership with Honda, announced the release of a new song from Grammy Nominee Davido and internationally acclaimed songbird Lila Iké. “Flex My Soul,” celebrates the 5th anniversary of Billboard and Honda’s collaboration on Honda Stage, the music platform offering unique, behind-the-music storytelling and celebrating the journeys of established and up-and-coming artists.

In partnership with Billboard, Honda Stage provides breakthrough and established artists a platform to share their stories and connect with music fans through docu-style video content. The latest, “Flex My Soul,” is inspired by living in the moment, chasing your dreams, and acknowledging life’s blessings.

Davido is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, and record producer, regarded as one of the most important Afrobeat artists of the 21st century. Lila Iké is a Jamaican-born songstress known for her distinctive delivery, old-school sensibilities, and modern-day swagger, with her unique fusion of contemporary reggae with soul, hip-hop, and dancehall elements.

“The first time I heard this song and heard what Davido was saying, I was inspired to speak on the topic,” said Lila Iké. “To me, the song speaks about being happy, living your dream, and staying positive while celebrating life with people you care about. I decided to continue on that wavelength of feeling blessed, driven, and in a celebratory spirit for all the blessings that have been manifesting in my life.”

Honda Stage celebrates music’s breakout stars on the verge of global notoriety. Each featured Honda Stage artist has a unique story hinged on their dreams to succeed in the industry and their determination to make their dreams a reality. Past Honda Stage featured artists, in partnership with Billboard, include Roaslía, Bad Bunny, Natti Natasha, Normani, and many others.

“We couldn’t be more thrilled about our partnership with Honda,” says Dana Droppo, Billboard’s Chief Brand Officer. Together, we’ve pioneered new avenues of creativity to drive innovative content that resonates with music audiences worldwide.”

Check out “Flex My Soul” on Billboard.com and the Honda Creative Studio on YouTube.

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Marley Magic. Stephen Remixes Old Soul.

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Stephen Marley, the acclaimed 8x GRAMMY® Award-winning singer/songwriter/producer, announces the release of a new remix of his single “Old Soul,” the title track of his latest critically- acclaimed album by DJ Delano of Renaissance Disco titled (DJ Delano Renaissance Santa Barbara Mix).


The remix also features a sample of the classic ‘Santa Barbara’ riddim created by the legendary Grammy Award-winning Jamaican drummer, Sly Dunbar (Sly & Robbie).

The new “Old Soul” remix release coincides with the resumption of the second leg pf Stephen’s Old Soul Tour (Unplugged) dates starting this Saturday, May 25th at the Cali Roots Festival in Monterey, California with his brother Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley.  Both the remix and tour are a continuation of Stephen Marley’s support of his landmark album Old Soul that was released last fall. 


“I was invited to play at Stephen Marley’s daughter’s wedding reception and wanted to play ‘Old Soul,’ my favorite song from the album, while people were dancing.  I decided to drop a riddim on the spot to create a remix doing it live.  They loved the mix and vibe from ‘the remix king” and this how the remix came about.” shared DJ Delano of Renaissance Disco.

ABOUT STEPHEN MARLEY

Stephen Marley is an acclaimed singer and producer. He has worked closely with his brother Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley on the massive crossover hit Welcome To Jamrock. In addition, he continues to champion charitable endeavors centered in Jamaica as a co-founder of the Ghetto Youths Foundation, along with his brothers Damian and Julian Marley.

In 2017, Stephen established Kaya Fest, the annual music festival, which features special guests and rare family performances, all with the larger purpose of raising awareness around the benefits of cannabis, guided by the mantra “Education Before Recreation.” This summer, Stephen embarked on his annual, hugely successful Babylon By Bus Tour, and this week, he commences his Old Soul Tour Unplugged across the US.

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Sizzla Kalonji Is Ready to Take The Stage, At Redemption 9. Promoters Conscious of Social Responsibility.

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Organisers, Tropix Entertainment, Java Nation and Johnny Q Limited, have made a major commitment to presenting the people of T&T with an elevated level of entertainment, the likes of which will see Steel Pulse, Collie Buddz, Christopher Martin, SuperCat, Jamelody and Mr. King, hit the stage, alongside Kalonji. 

SuperCat is ready to deliver.

This year’s concert follows a 2023 show, which was headlined by Buju Banton. “Reggae music is powerful and resolute in its affirmations of positivity,” said Java Nation’s Ian Pantin. The team’s unwavering effort to bring Trinidad and Tobago back to a place of peace, comes from a place of personal compassion for country. “There is no denying the fact that society’s moral compass has shifted somewhat and we see this in the news headlines daily. As partners in the entertainment business, we believe it is our social responsibility to direct our people onto a more positive path,” said Pantin. 

Each year, the tone for the show is depicted in the artistes chosen. Over the years, Tarrus Riley, Anthony B, Jah Cure, Sanchez, Luciano, Glen Washington, Beres Hammond, Morgan Heritage and countless others, have brought a variation of sweet reggae music. It is anticipated that this year, the addition of Super Cat will add some momentum – the artiste well known for hit dancehall tracks like, ‘Dolly My Baby’, ‘GirlsTown,’ ‘Cry Fuh De Youth,’ ‘My Girl Josephine’ and many others. 

Collie Buddz

Patrons, confident in the Redemption brand, have already expressed excitement for ‘The Way Forward,’ indicating their loyal support for the concert that has certainly stood the test of time. “We are truly pleased and humbled by the support shown to Redemption over the years- by both patrons and sponsors who we consider partners. Executing a show of this magnitude annually, is no easy or simple feat. We work dedicatedly behind the scenes, trying our best to accommodate every partner, while presenting live entertainment that is purposeful and enjoyable. It’s never easy,” said Pantin. 

Together with the team, Pantin says each year, patrons’ views are taken into consideration and efforts made to return one year later, with a show that is better than previously experienced. This year, one lucky patron will be the winner of a signature, gold and ruby encrusted, Redemption pendant, worth approximately $20,000TTD. 

Christopher Martin will be there.

For further details, persons can follow Redemption the Concert on Facebook and Instagram or call 780-SHOW (7469). 

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