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Why Trinidad? Buju Banton’s First Concert Event to be Hosted in T&T.

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The imminent release of Buju Banton- reggae and dancehall music’s most celebrated artiste of this era, last evening got an additional boost as news came that the “Optimistic Soul” singer would be performing in Trinidad and Tobago in his first concert performance, post release on December 8th, 2018. The announcement was made by – a marketing representative for the artiste’s BB Clothing and merchandise line, aboard the Love and Harmony Cruise.

There has since been a heightened level of excitement on social media, this as global audiences and certainly fans of the Jamaican mega star who has been serving a 9-year jail sentence in the US, breathe sighs of relief, knowing that their Caribbean artiste will soon be with them again. Buju two weeks ago, posted to his social media account, a photo of promotional signage in Trinidad for an event that was being held in his honor at Club Prosperity in Bournes Road, St. James. It may have been a hint of the news that would later come.

Buju Banton recently posted an image and caption that spoke magnitudes, saying, “Let go and Let Jah.”

Many would’ve expected the artiste’s first concert event to be held on home soil, however Ebuzztt.com understands that one event promoter in Trinidad and Tobago with particularly strong ties to the artiste, has had the first show in the bag, all the while. The last concert event that featured Buju Banton in Trinidad and Tobago was the “I Am Legend” concert in 2009. Banton’s marketing team has however indicated that the reason for having the first event hosted in Trinidad and Tobago is solely due to the artiste’s desire to have other key entertainers on the Jamaica show, for which all of them are not available prior to the April engagement in Trinidad and Tobago- this according to the Jamaica Observer newspaper.

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The Bajan Girl Shines Again. Rihanna’s No Punk. She’s Sending A Powerful Message to The Fashion Industry.

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Barbados must be incredibly proud. Their golden girl, ‘badgirlriri’ as she’s known on Instagram, has done it again. The singer who’s managed to stun the world in almost effortless fashion repeatedly over the years, launched her new lingerie line, Savage X by Fenty. It was extraordinary to say the least.

Rihanna is encouraging women to love the bodies they have.

Rihanna has been an advocate of embracing self. She disdain’s the promotion of perfection, having once said, “The biggest mistake you can make is to compare yourself with someone else. I hate the pressure that’s being put on us by social media. Young girls don’t know which way to go; they’re still figuring themselves out. And what we’re teaching them through social media is this idea that you have to be perfect. I just reject that at every cost.”

On Wednesday night, the artiste who is said to be working on a double album, lived up to her statements, ushering in a new fashion deliverable that stunned the world, making every woman feel beautiful in the fact that they could all wear Savage X by Fenty. The fashion event which was held at the Brooklyn Navy Yard in New York, saw a variety of models strut the runway. Rihanna acknowledged the fact that the bodies of no two woman are the same and realistically, no one mould can be used for every female. With this understanding, the woman behind Fenty Beauty challenged the fashion norm, placing the view of what’s sexy in the eye of the beholder.

Backstage at the event, Rihanna said the concept of the new line was about mixing the organic with the futuristic, “or what we hope to see in the future. Women being celebrated in all forms and all body types and all races and cultures.” She went on to say:

 “It’s a shame that women have to feel insecure or self-conscious about how their bodies look.”

Take a look at some of the Savage X lingerie options now available…

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Dem Trini Gyal Dem… Nicki Minaj, Cardi B Beef Takes Over the Net. Meanwhile…T&T Roti and Doubles Get Big Shout.

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It’s a jungle out there and two of the wild cats creating a scene these days are none other than Hip Hop’s leading ladies, Cardi B and Nicki Minaj- both of whom have Trini blood running through their veins. The pair has been seemingly at it for a while but things escalated on the weekend when Cardi B attempted to run into Minaj’s security entourage at a New York Fashion Week event. Instead, she was on the receiving end of a bump to the face all courtesy Minaj’s bodyguards who just wasn’t having it. Of course, Cardi wouldn’t have been satisfied until she took off her shoe and threw it in the direction of the ‘Ganja Burns’ singer. Nicki was not hurt.

Amanda Seales is a Grenadian-American comedian.

Well, it certainly didn’t end there. The banter between these two equally successful rappers continues this week and many have been weighing in on the attempted face off. One of the comments that has however left us all chuckling here in the Caribbean is that of Grenadian-American comedian and actress Amanda Seales.

She, of course, gave her two cents on the topic, expressing a point of view that started with a disclaimer that she does not condone violence, before telling her online viewers that there’s really no right place for a fight to go down. Her final comment, however, gave the Trinidad and Tobago delights Roti and Doubles, some pretty good publicity. We’re cracking up over here!

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