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Machel Signed To Drake’s OVO Sound?

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For 30 years and counting, Machel Montano has been at the heart of the Soca genre. He’s been the trendsetter for a sound and a culture that is only now beginning to receive mainstream attention. In the past few years soca music and by extension, Montano’s birthplace, Trinidad and Tobago has been mentioned and spoken of by many international publications and media houses, and while the 41-year-old soca superstar isn’t solely responsible for it all, his efforts in promoting what he loves most cannot be questioned. The question we’re however pondering is, what’s next for this creative mastermind?

Machel performed alongside Jamaica's Mavado, at OVO Fest in Toronto on July 31st.

Machel performed alongside Jamaica’s Mavado, at OVO Fest in Toronto on July 31st.

The strength of Montano’s team has certainly factored tremendously when it comes to what he’s been able to achieve. He’s got a well oiled machine so what we can most certainly expect, are bigger moves by the man who has already collaborated with some pretty incredible people from around the world. Last week, Machel was featured as one of the headline acts at rapper, Drake’s OVO Fest in Toronto, Canada. The event coincided with Caribana and was well attended to say the least. Again, the Monk displayed his country’s pulsating energy to thousands. One week later, Montano’s name shows up in a Bazodee NYC launch review, in The New York Times proving that nothing is ever left to chance. The MM team- that well oiled machine, is always hard at work.

Machel Montano escorts his Bazodee co-star, Natalie Perera in NYC. for the premiere of the film in the US.

Machel Montano escorts his Bazodee co-star, Natalie Perera in NYC. for the premiere of the film in the US.

Trinidad and Tobago, an island synonymous with the Carnival culture that is blowing up around the world, has held Machel Montano atop a pedestal for as long as he’s been a soca star. He’s deemed the best there is, and in some people’s minds, the best there ever could be. He’s the golden boy of T&T and despite numerous rumors of ill behavior on his part, the people of Trinidad and Tobago, the Caribbean and the world, can never seem to get enough of their soca hero. But, can you really give them wrong?

Montano’s carried the flag of Trinidad and Tobago for  over a decade, across oceans, to corners of this earth many others in T&T have only hoped to visit. He has created music that will be anthems for years to come and at this very moment, he’s working on reinventing himself and his sound, much like he’s always done. At 41, Machel Montano is showing no sign of stopping of even slowing down for that matter. He visited the White House and sang Soca there this year too. Add the launch of his acting career and co-producer of Bazodee and you’ve got several reasons why he’s not just T&T’s Golden boy, but one of the Caribbean’s greatest ambassadors.

Billboard subliminally revealed that Machel was signed to Drake's Canadian label.

Billboard subliminally revealed that Machel was signed to Drake’s Canadian label.

On Monday, Billboard Magazine’s digital medium published the headline, “Drake Co-Signed Soca Star Machel Montano Talks Making a Global Impact and Heading to the Big Screen.” Everyone was eager to find out what was really going down. Alas, details were non existent in the story as it relates to the “Co-Signed” term, and efforts to reach Montano by EBUZZTT.COM proved futile. We however searched the World Wide Web and on Wikipedia we spotted Machel Montano’s name toward the end of the list of signed acts. There’s still no confirmation as to exactly what’s going down where such a partnership is concerned. 

The buzz surrounding Machel Montano is deafeningly loud. He continues to work hard, pouring out his energy into a music, a culture, a country, a career that he was born to be a part of and lead. Now, what will he do next? He says a unity project is at the fore of things and Angela Hunte- the Trini born, Brooklyn singer/songwriter is right at his side….

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They Passed The Bar Exam. Now These Young, Female Attorneys Are Encouraging Other Women.

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There’s a 26-year-old female attorney who hails from the fishing village of Charlotteville, Tobago, who, having recently achieved her lifelong goal of becoming an attorney at law, says she wants other young women to aspire for greatness.

Jose-Ann Hackett told EBUZZTT she’s wanted to be an attorney since she was just 5-years-old. Now attached to the law chambers of Ingrid Melville and Company in Tobago, Jose-Ann says it’s her personal desire to lead in the industry with integrity, honesty and wisdom “because while there may be many attorneys in our small society, there is always room for good, upstanding attorneys.”

JoseAnn Hackett (left) and Desiree Tommy.

Hackett along with her friend, Desiree Tommy were called to the BAR in December. Tommy is now an attorney at the firm of Hove and Associates Attorneys in Trinidad. She attended UWI, Mona and graduated with honours with a Bachelor of Law degree. She is the eldest of three while Hackett has one younger sibling.

“Be happy to see others win.” This was the expression of the young Trinidad based attorney as we questioned her on the advice she’d offer to other young females like herself. “Stay focused and consistent in pursuing your own goals and you will achieve your own success in time,” she encouraged. Tobago based Hackett told us she sees the profession as an opportunity to help those who are prejudiced, and bring justice for the voiceless. “I want young women to know that they should never allow stereotypical elements to define them. I am a testimony of persistence, determination and manifestation,” she said.

Desiree, who attended the Hugh Wooding Law School, obtaining a Legal Education Certificate before gaining work experience in Jamaica and St. Lucia, emphasised the need for young people to consistently work hard to achieve their goals, while engaging in activities that facilitate and enhance the learning and understanding of their desired professions. “If you happen to stumble or fall along the way, fix your crown and keep pushing,” she said.

Hopes for 2021

The young female attorneys hope to inspire others to follow their dreams and work hard toward it.

“My hope for 2021 is to be the change the society needs in whatever way I can effect change,” said Hackett. Her ambition is to continue working arduously to bring peace and justice for people who are prejudiced and helpless in their situations, within the confines of the law. “I want to make a mark in Trinidad and Tobago, in my own, unique way.”

Tommy says she strives to become the best version of herself possible. “As I continue to learn and grow in the legal profession, I will forever be humbled by the opportunity to vigorously defend and serve others. My hope is to be a role model to young women and a voice for the defenceless in the continued pursuit of justice.”

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Nicki Minaj Shares Pics of ‘Papa Bear’ for the 1st Time.

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Nicki Minaj’s son is now three months old. On Saturday, fans of the entertainer finally got their first look at the baby boy, but still, there remains no confirmation of the child’s legal name, with Minaj simply referring to him as ‘Papa Bear’ in a caption that expressed her thanks to her bundle of joy for choosing her to be his mother.

The Trinidad and Tobago born rapper gave birth to her first baby with husband, Kenneth Petty, in September. Months prior, she had visited Trinidad and Tobago for Carnival 2019, but even while aboard their private flight to the festival, cryptic video posts suggested that Minaj may have already been expecting.

On Thursday, Nicki said becoming a mother to her son was the most fulfilling job she’s ever taken on. She also thanked her fans for their support, writing, “Thank you for your love & support throughout this journey. It’s meant so much to me.”

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