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St. Lucia’s Teddyson John An Honorary Trini. All Set for C2K18 With ‘d All Starz.



Teddyson John with Tenille Clarke at Sunday’s One Island fund raiser in Trinidad.

A new single already gaining some momentum and the love of  T&T’s people are just two reasons St. Lucia’s Teddyson John’s revved and ready to come back to Trinidad and Tobago for next year’s carnival. He was apart of the One Island concert event held at the Queen’s Park Oval in Trinidad- an effort aimed at helping those in need across the islands, following the passage of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. John said he didn’t think twice when asked to come and offer his service. More than anything, the always upbeat Soca artist told EBUZZTT that he understands the need for unity at a time like this.

John with his ‘All Stars’ band mate Ricardo Drue, on stage.

John’s new single, “Mile High” which is on the Jack Frost Riddim, produced by Bass Ink, is another positive single- laced with words of comfort for people who truly need it. Teddyson’s vocals are insanely sweet on this one- but truth be told, this artist is known for vocal clarity and sweetness. Remember ‘Allez’ in 2016? He killed it.

John will be around the city of Port-of-Spain, Trinidad for the next few days before heading to Miami carnival, much like all of the other soca stars who’ll be wrapping up their touring schedule at Miami carnival.

Next up of course is T&T’s Greatest Show on Earth.

“I’m so ready. I’m happy to be back with ‘D All Stars. It’s a great unit of musicians and people. We all enjoy delivering for the fans and our aim is to simply make the people happy.”- Teddyson John. 


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Murder of Rihanna’s Cousin Places Sudden International Spotlight on Gun Violence in the Caribbean.



Rihanna with her cousin who became a victim to gun violence on Boxing Day in Barbados.

Gun violence and the effectiveness of Caribbean policing may be making the international spotlight, this on the heels of the murder of 21-year-old Tavon Kaiseen Alleyne, Barbadian superstar, Rihana’s cousin. The young man was shot and killed on Boxing Night in Barbados while walking through a track near his home. He had been shot multiple times.

Rihanna who had been home for the holidays, expressed grief via her social media pages, writing:

“RIP cousin… can’t believe it was just last night that I held you in my arms! Never thought that would be the last time I felt the warmth in your body!!! Love you always man.”

Back in February, the young man had cited the internationally acclaimed singer as his source of happiness. He had posted a message beneath a photo of them together, in celebration of Rihanna’s 29th birthday. “Your presence in my life is a source of joy and happiness,” he wrote.

Police are now on the hunt for the killer. Rihanna has since called for gun violence to cease.


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Rihanna Does Christmas in Barbados But The Worst Thing Happened.



Rihanna gets the flu in Barbados.

There’s nothing like a Caribbean Christmas. That’s why one of the world’s biggest celebs chose her homeland of Barbados to enjoy the season. Rihanna’s been hard at work all year long so it was only fitting that some R&R at Christmas be accompanied by the warmth of her family and friends back at home. Boy oh boy, the blessing she is to Barbados, if only for tourism. Thing is, while she was excited to be with her mom and the rest of the gang, the singer was struck by the worst luck ever.

No, Rihanna was not robbed. She did not get food poisoning either. Unfortunately, she got the dreaded flu. Imagine leaving the wintery weather in the US only to be struck with the flu bug in the tropics. That sucks! She still managed to get all dressed up in a red sheer gown for a special night it seemed though.

Rihanna has unleashed 14 new lipstick shades.

Rihanna’s been working hard over the past few months. Her FENTY Beauty Makeup line has racked up millions in sales and earlier today, the brand unleashed 14 new shades of lipstick in Rihanna’s Mademoiselle lipstick line. The beauty collection only had two lip products prior to this unveiling- a neutral gloss and a bright red liquid lipstick.

The Mademoiselle collection boasts 14 shades of bold matte lip hues in shades that range from lavender to dark brown and from baby blue to navy. On Twitter, a message issued to fans suggested that everyone give the #trophywife shade a try.  “We got the perfect camera effect for y’all to get into that highlight,” the tweet said. It was explained that those wishing to try it out simply had to add the effect to their Facebook camera on their mobile devices and take a selfie in the Fenty frame. A yellow toned flash of highlight would automatically be added to get the highlight, the brand’s social media rep said.





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