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SupaHype Revamps OutDey TV. Tell-All Interview With Trinidad Killa Airs Tonight.

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Tonight, Trinidad and Tobago radio personality, Kwesi Lee, who’s best known as SupaHype, debuts his reformatted ‘Out Dey TV’.  It’s an online entertainment series that Lee started in mid 2020. Tonight, at 9pm, SupaHype airs a tell-all interview with well known Trinidad dancehall artist, Trinidad Killa. They speak on sensitive topics, inclusive of homelessness and allegations of homosexuality.

SupaHype, a BoomChampions on-air personality says he’s reformatted the programme somewhat, having faced some backlash since it first aired two years ago. The aim however, remains clear; ‘Out Dey TV’ is all about youth empowerment.

“It’s a youth driven programme based on uplifting, or bringing to light, the talented youths that we have here in Trinidad and Tobago. The platform was created to showcase the different genres of music  that youths here in Trinidad and Tobago participate in and promote on their own,” SupaHype explained. He however lamented that since its initial debut, some key figures in the Trinidad dancehall movement, often dubbed, ‘TriniBad’, have been brutally killed.

“Initially, we got phenomenal support and managed to open doors that previously were seen as impossible to open. I was able to meet with people from VP records, NY’s Hot 93FM and now, I’m in talks with people from 300 Records, which is a US based record company, said Hype. He however admitted that there was a downside to it all. “With that came a lot of negativity though. Within Trinidad, a number of the artistes got themselves in legal trouble and crime.  Some of the artistes were murdered and arrested, among them, Rebel Sixx, Verse and Brad. A lot of negative things started to cloud what the movement was about,” he said.

SupaHype said initially the TriniBad movement was an alliance of friends who shared in the excitement of the music they all proved capable of delivering, however, things eventually changed. He said there are now some artistes, who, having realized the effects of the negative narrative that was being promoted, have revamped their ambitions, promoting what they now call, ‘TriniGood’ music. Social Media a major part of promotion and marketing, SupaHype said despite his effort to shift focus to more positive content in the recent past, the views and shares across social media platforms proved that people prefer content that is, as he put it, “the most bad, the most sad, and the most mad.”

The interview with Trinidad Killa airs on Out Dey TV on YouTube at 9pm.

“This time around, I am not showcasing the music so much, but the artistes in the movement,” said SupaHype.  He also made it clear that the interviews will not be restricted to Trinidad and Tobago’s artistes only.

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Island Lime Magazine Set to Take Caribbean Energy to Global Heights.

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Both hard copy and digital, IslandLime Magazine’s on a mission. In the ever-expanding world that we now occupy, efforts continue to share the most authentic Caribbean energy, with everyone outside the Diaspora. It’s not a new idea but the man behind it has all the gumption it takes to make it make sense.

Simon Baptiste believes in the Caribbean potential.

Simon Baptiste says his team’s vision is to create a global platform that allows for the stories of Caribbean creators and creatives, to be shared with people around the world – people who are anxious to discover more about the heartbeat of the region. “Although we recognize the importance of what goes on within our region, there are also hundreds of tales – fiction and non fiction, being crafted by islanders in territories that stretch from North America ti Australia,” he said in a recent Ebuzztt chat. “It’s our job to reveal the players and the art.”

The magazine’s official launch took place on July 4th in Port- of- Spain, Trinidad and featured performances by Key DeVere and John G. In the aftermath of the launch, Simon issued a statement, thanking folks who came out in support. He explained that the rationale behind delivering the project now, lies in understanding that we – the Caribbean people, built nations. “A chain of over 700 islands, encompassing 1,063,000 square miles, has produced incomparable talent- people who have left and continue to leave an indelible mark on art, fashion, music, literature, entertainment, sports, science and technology,” he wrote. Baptiste praised his people, adding, “From Capitol Hill, to working spaces in Nairobi, to the offices of an advertising agency, Down Under, you’ll find someone who has island roots, and spreads the philosophy of what makes the Caribbean and its people so unbelievably spectacular.”

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Buju Banton Celebrates 51st Birthday Following Sold Out Weekend Shows in New York.

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He’s booked to return to New York in November but before that, renowned reggae artiste, Buju Banton will make 13 stops across the US. The Overcome Tour kicks off on August 23rd in Fort Lauderdale. The tour announcement came on the artiste’s birthday, earlier today.

Buju’s weekend double showcase at The UBS Arena has been the talk of the internet- photos and videos showing a sold out arena on both Saturday and Sunday. On stage on Saturday night, Buju – one of Jamaica’s most beloved entertainers, said God had bigger plans for him, despite being written off for a US return, by some. “They said, “you will never come back to the United States of America…” And I said to them, “let’s see what God will do.””

Buju Banton performs at UBS arena on July 13th


Online, some fans have described Buju’s performance in New York as spiritual, one person saying, “When you were ordained to do this, nobody can take it away.”
Buju returned to the US on May 2nd after six years. Prior to the weekend showcase, he had not performed in the States, in 15 years.

A media release by Destine Media confirmed a crowd of 36,000 filled the Long Island arena on the weekend. Noting the success of both shows, it was announced that Buju will now go on a multi-city tour accompanied by the Shiloh band. “The Overcomer tour will feature Billboard chart-topping special guest artiste, Fridayy,” it explained. “Known for his exceptional musical abilities, Fridayy, a Haitian American singer, songwriter, and record producer, has made waves in the music industry with his “When It Comes To You”, Stand By Me”, “Without You” and his triple Grammy nominated song “God Did” by Dj Khaled featuring Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, Jay-Z and John Legend.”

In a statement regarding the milestone, Buju’s manager, represented by Joesph Budafuco, expressed great pride in the entertainer’s accomplishments. Budafuco highlighted the significance of Buju returning to tour in the US after a 15-year hiatus, emphasizing the anticipation and excitement surrounding the upcoming tour.

An artiste known for his conscious expressions, both on stage and off, Buju celebrates his 51st year of life today. He certainly has a lot to celebrate.

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