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Last week, reigning Miss Universe Jamaica, Kaci Fennell, and track star Asafa Powell met up in chilly Philadelphia for an appearance on Fox News.
Not long after that one of Jamaica’s favourite songbirds, the lovely Tessanne Chin was front and centre at the 42nd Daytime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, California.
She shared this photo on Instagram with the caption: “Guess where I am? #SoExcited #CantWaitToPerform”.
Wearing a stunning red-orange, one-shoulder dress, the singer belted out What I Did For Love, while a montage of romantic scenes from various popular soap operas played behind her.
The Daytime Emmy Awards honours excellence in all fields of daytime broadcast production.
Tessanne looked and sounded beautiful!
Grammy-winning international Dancehall star Sean Paul gave a blazing performance yesterday, Thursday, April 23 inside the DAR Constitution Hall in Washington D.C. Fans saw the chart topping artiste deliver a fast paced set with new releases including a sample of his recently released Full Speed Riddim.
“Much love goes out to my DC fans. Dutty Blaze was great and blazing! It is the US Capital so I had to go Full Speed with a capital performance for the fans, who certainly played their part by allowing me to feed off their energy,” said Sean Paul.
Sean Paul’s Washington performance comes days after a sold-out performance in the Kingdom of Bahrain where he also blazed the stage at Klub 360. The performance coincided with the Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix, serving as a pre-race spectacle to the Formula 1 event.
The Full Frequency artiste delivered a stellar, high energy set with hits from his lengthy catalogue which kept patrons in high gear as they anticipated the F1 Grand Prix series race. Sean Paul’s latest work, the Full Speed Riddim was perfect for setting the stage for another clash between top F1 drivers Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg. The international star and his team also took time out to venture to the track where they were entertained by the Formula 1 drivers during the preliminary rounds.
“I know that the Formula 1 series was happening there at the time and I am a fan of those kinds of events that has the magnitude to bring people from various cultures together. It was a pleasure to sit back after the performance and experience Bahrain and the Formula 1 circuit,” said Sean Paul.
Sean Paul will return to the US in May when he is expected to perform at the second annual Oracabessa Festival at Roy Wilkins Park in Queens, NY. The Memorial Day, Monday, May 25 show will see the international dancehall sensation performing alongside the likes of veteran Reggae star, Freddie McGreggor, Tarrus Riley, Christopher Martin and young dancehall sing-jay, Dexta Daps.
Sean Paul’s latest performances are in promotion of his debut production, the Full Speed Riddim which has been attracting rave reviews and racking up likes and shares on YouTube. The Riddim is available for purchase on iTunes and features Konshens, Mr. Vegas, Denyque, Vanessa Bling, J Capri and Cham alongside the Grammy-Award winning Sean Paul.
Busy Signal recently launched his new Busy 2020 Helping Hands Foundation geared towards helping to purchase medical equipment for the St Ann’s Bay Regional Hospital.
The dancehall deejay launched his first charitable organization at the Jewel Dunn’s River Resort and Spa in St Ann earlier this month.
“I always wanted to give back and I always wanted to do it on a wider scale,” Busy Signal said. “I always give back. I’ve donated computers to the Brown’s Town High School.”
“We intend to have a very big show,” Signal added.
Busy Signal, born Reanno Gordon, says this is not the only charitable project he has planned. The deejay says that he will be announcing some new ventures in the coming months.
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Nick Cannon, host of America’s Got Talent, has been keeping the information hush hush surrounding his movie project, King of the Dancehall.
However, Loop Jamaica has confirmed that Beenie Man, widely regarded as the ‘King of the Dancehall’ in entertainment circles, will do a performance in the movie, and he may also land a cameo role.
“Beenie Man will be performing a song in the movie but we have been approached for him to actually be cast in the film and have a speaking role. Beenie is definitely interested in being part of the film, after all he is the King of the Dancehall,” Rohan ‘Blue’ Smith said.
Since last December, Nick Cannon has frequented the island doing castings as well as undergoing dance training for the upcoming movie. Several artistes which span dancehall, rap and R and B, will be making cameo appearances.
Big names such as international rap superstar Busta Rymes have been spotted on the island this week. The rapper, who has Jamaican roots, was featured on Instagram posing for a picture with well known wardrobe personnel, Dexter ’3D’ Pottinger.
Canadian/Jamaican singer Kreesha Turner, who is seen posed on the back of a bike sprayed in the Jamaican colours, is also a lead in the film. Turner is signed to Cannon’s Ncredible label.
Defending champions Calabar lead a quartet of Jamaican school down to compete in the Championship of Americas 4×800-metre finals on Saturday’s third and final day of the Penn Relays at Franklin Field in Philadelphia.
Kingston College, Holmwood Technical and St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) are among the fastest 12 teams from Friday’s heats to qualify for the finals.
Calabar ran 8:00.12 seconds, with the team of Gawayne Porter, Norman Pittersgill, Orville Dixon and Alex Hutton, to get in as one of the slowest teams.
Kingston College was the fastest Jamaican team after clocking 7:56.36 seconds, with the team of Kadeem Willis, Chad Miller, Delano Rochester and Miguel Morrison.
STETHS ran 7:58.45 seconds with Acdane Campbell, Paul Tate, Shemar Salmon and Jauavney James, while Holmwood ran 7:59.85 seconds, with Rogaye Granston, Denvare Robinson, Kajay Walker and Daniel Glave.
Jamaica College, Edwin Allen and Spalding all failed to qualify.
And five Jamaican schools, led by Calabar High are down to contest the Championships of Americas high school boys’ 4×100-metre event, which is also scheduled for Saturday.
However defending champions and record holders Jamaica College which used two jumpers on their team and ran 43.09 seconds, 21st best, and failed to get into the finals and so a new champion will be crowned.
Kingston College, St Jago High, Calabar, St George College and St Elizabeth Technical will be joined by TC Williams of Virginia, DeMatha of Maryland and St Johns College of Washington DC in the final.
Loop News Service