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Orlando Octave:“The Scriptures Are Real.”

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Trinidad and Tobago entertainer, Orlando Octave has been on a spiritual journey that many have been privileged to observe, even from a distance- all thanks to social media. Recently, the Rio Claro native challenged his fans and friends on social media to recite a psalm. He coined it the Recite a Psalm challenge, explaining that he felt it was important for righteousness to be spoken into the lives of each individual.

The challenge saw a number of people video record themselves reciting Psalms- even children participated and with eagerness, Octave plastered the videos across his social media platforms.

Speaking with Ebuzztt on his effort, Orlando said, “The challenge was an idea that my friend and I came up with after assessing how we might be able to get people to acknowledge the Most High, especially at a time like this. We felt that it was much needed because we fully understand that the power of life and death is in the tongue,” he continued, adding, “success and failure is in the tongue and if we are the living trumpets and vessels, what we speak into the atmosphere is what we will receive, and if we have a vast amount of people speaking righteousness into each other’s lives, it would make a difference,” he said.

Octave, who’s been a part of the Caribbean’s entertainment and nightlife circuit for many years, said he knows the Holy scriptures are real, lamenting that he does not understand what men need to to see again, to believe this. “Many things were said in the past that we could expect, and we didn’t see it then, on the scale that we are seeing it now. My advice for anyone listening is, we need to remove those blinders- those blindfolds from our eyes and seek our Father, understand who we are and repent and return to the Most High. We need to put and end to our wicked ways.”

Orlando has released music aimed at delivering knowledge and wisdom to his fans and supporters, over the past year. One of his most recent releases is called, ‘Revelation.’ It came on the heels of songs like ‘Awake’ and ‘Honorable.’ Take a listen.

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“We Are a Small, But Proud Country.” – TT Health Minister To Trevor Noah.

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Trinidad and Tobago’s Health Minister is today being hailed a hero for his professional execution of yesterday’s interview on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah.

During the virtual interview with the South Africa born host, Deyalsingh is heard repeating, “Trinidad is a small but proud country.”

The interview was seen as necessary by the team at The Daily Show, according to Noah, to debunk rapper, Nicki Minaj’s claim that someone in Trinidad had experienced testicular swelling after being vaccinated for COVID-19. Introducing the minister to his global audience with a bit of humor and some reference to Trinidad and Tobago’s carnival culture, Noah allowed the minister to deliver his Ministry’s statistics. Minister Deyalsingh noted that some 1 million vaccine doses have been administered in a population of 1.3 million. “We are confident that we have brought WHO approved vaccines to Trinidad and Tobago,” he said, before adding, “of those 1 million doses of vaccines we have administered, there have been only been 5 cases of adverse events, all reported to WHO.” Minister Deyalsingh further stated, “none of them includes testicular swelling.”

In the comments beneath the Daily Show video on YouTube, viewers congratulated the country’s minister on a job well done. One person, Constance Robertson said, “This Jamaican thanks the TT Minister of Health for repping the entire Caribbean.”

HERE’S THE INTERVIEW:

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Does Nicki Minaj Hate Trinidad? Artist “Vaccine and Testicles” Tweet Makes Viral Mess.

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Chinese Laundry (left) with Soca King, Machel Montano on stage at Machel Monday.

Tony Chow Lin On- better known as Chinese Laundry, the owner of urban radio station, 96.1WEFM in Trinidad, is baffled by the negative publicity surrounding recent remarks by Nicki Minaj on Twitter as it relates to why she declined this year’s Met Gala invitation. He calmly analyzed the situation on Facebook this afternoon.

Minaj, a St. James, Trinidad born rapper has left international media houses spinning, with even CNN covering her tweet. “My cousin in Trinidad won’t get the vaccine cuz his friend got it & became impotent. His testicles became swollen. His friend was weeks away from getting married, now the girl called off the wedding. So just pray on it & make sure you’re comfortable with ur decision, not bullied,” she wrote on the social media platform. Her comment came after explaining that she had not been vaccinated, which was a requirement for all guests attending Monday’s Met Gala.

On the heels of coverage by various media outlets, including Variety, and even a humorous highlight by comedian Trevor Noah, Chow Lin On said, “her words were harmful at a critical time.”


The well known Trinidad and Tobago entertainment industry executive wrote, “All major news agencies, CNN , Washington Post and others including Dr Fauci , all concluded that Nicki Minaj’s baseless claims were irresponsible at best and highlights the issue of when celebrity influence is terribly harmful. So after all the memes, fun and social media engagement, long after it’s not a trending topic , her words were harmful at a critical time , as the world is engaged in the mother of all battles , THE PANDEMIC!!!! and the unfortunate side show , it’s a Trini with missing brain cells , Jed I want us to be famous for our music , our culture, our sporting achievements, our contributions to protecting the environment, a model for multi ethnic societies etc etc . THIS MY FRIEND IS NOT IT.”

This latest less- than -well- thought -out expression by the 38-year-old “Anaconda” singer comes on the heels of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics scandal involving Trinidad and Tobago sprinter, Michelle Lee Ahye who called out Minaj on Twitter in July, after she congratulated Jamaica’s athletic team and failed to even mention the Trinidad and Tobago athletes who were also at the games.

Trinidad and Tobago’s health minister meanwhile has debunked the rapper’s statement untrue.

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