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Social Media Dangerous for This Generation, Says Celeb. T&T’s Bunji Garlin Agrees.

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Power couple, Bunji Garlin and his wife, Fay Ann Lyons.

Caribbean soca artist, Ian Alvarez, best known as Bunji Garlin, has for years, been a vocal force on the Caribbean entertainment circuit’s social media wagon. His voice, pretty much like that of his wife, fellow soca star, Fay Ann Lyons, often incites much discussion on varied topics. Don’t get it twisted though; they’ve been known to start some pretty fiery debates that have in the past, led to some mudslinging- all, on social media. Bunji Garlin’s a man with clear cut points that are often valid as hell. “At this point, only the impossible eradication of social media can get those, who are fully blinded by it, to adjust their view,” he said, when asked how the issue can be fixed. In essence, he completely agrees with Selena Gomez’s statement at Cannes. For Bunji and so many others on his level, the frequent social posts are substantiated by the careers they’ve chosen. Their lives however, aren’t dictated by social media’s value system.

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Jamaica’s Koffee Nominated for A Grammy Award. Youth Could Steal the Show!

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Nineteen-year-old Jamaican reggae artist, Koffee has been nominated by the Grammy nomination committee for her first Grammy Award in the Best Reggae Album category. It’s the first nomination for the Spanish Town native who is the youngest solo reggae act to have gotten a nomination in the category.

Koffee is going head to head with Julian Marley with “As I Am,” Sly & Robbie & Roots Radics with “The Final Battle” and Third World with “More Work To Be Done” which was produced by Damian Marley.

This is Koffee’s first nomination for a Grammy Award. The EP was also her debut.

The young entertainer released her debut EP, ‘Rapture’ in March this year. She appeared at major concerts which featured Buju Banton and other prominent acts, in the aftermath of the EP’s release, promoting her music and offering fans, especially in the Caribbean, a better opportunity to feel her vibe. In Trinidad in April, when Buju headlined the I Am Legend concert, Koffee was added to the cast much to the anticipation of her younger fan base. Her momentum never slowed and she never disappointed. Fast forward to November and the young, positive influencer is showing signs of musical greatness for many years to come.

Other Jamaican entertainers who have enjoyed Grammy Award success are Buju Banton, Beenie Man, Shaggy, Damian Marley, Jimmy Cliff and Burning Spear, among others.

The 62nd Annual Grammy Awards ceremony is scheduled for January 26, 2020, at Staples Center in Los Angeles.

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Fay Ann Lyons Honored in Point Fortin. Artist Takes Time to Bond Again.

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Despite the high lifestyles of entertainers and celebrities, we often forget that they’re people just like the rest of us. On Wednesday in South, Trinidad, soca artiste and Point Fortin native, Fay Ann Lyons, was honored by the borough for her contribution to culture and while the recognition stood tall, the humility of the artiste’s posts to social media, showed a different side to her- a side many would more than likely, bypass.

Fay Ann with her Fyzabad Composite school teacher.

Alvarez has always stood unique on the soca circuit. Her blatant, fearless speech is sometimes misunderstood for aggression. In the heart of it all, Lyons-Alvarez, by all accounts, is a country girl to her heart. On Tuesday, even as she was being congratulated for being honored with the keys to her borough of Point Fortin, Lyons chose to return to her roots, posting a photo of herself with Secondary school teacher. She said she could not have left the borough without stopping in to say hello. “Could not pass through and not say hi. This wonderful woman taught me in school #MrsBridgemanand I will always remember her poise and strength…. and toughness! That woman was dread, but we all loved her,” she wrote.

Lyons-Alvarez recently returned from the Uber Soca Cruise where she took her vibe, like several other top notch soca artistes, to the people. She has already unleashed a couple tracks heading into Carnival 2020, among them, “One Love” with Jaiga and Grenada’s Lil Natty and Thunda and “Wha Deh Know” on the Nikholai Greene produced Cubano Riddim, which also features Jamaica’s Konshens.

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