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Queen Ifrica
From left: Bunji Garlin; lucky Digicel customer, Malcolm Eleweanya; Fay-Ann Lyons; Amita Persuad Webb (the face of Digicel’s 2016 carnival promotions); and Kamal Powell, senior sponsorship and development manager at Digicel.
A patron enjoying the beautiful outdoors, during a previous staging of Sandz, the ‘Ultimate Beach Chill’ party.
Frisco Kid

Queen Ifrica To Give Reggae Talk

Reggae sensation Queen Ifrica is all set to be the next guest at Reggae Talk, taking place tomorrow at 6 p.m.

Queen Ifrica will speak at the University of the West Indies, Mona, on the topic 'Born Free'. The venue is the Faculty of Medical Sciences, Lecture Theatre 1.

The Reggae Talks are hosted this month by the Department of Literatures in English at Mona. The public is invited to attend and admission is free.

Samsung S7 Surprise For Bunji, Fayon

The first handover in the Caribbean of the all-new Samsung Galaxy S7 smartphone took place at Bacchanal Fridays' Digicel Night. It featured soca's power couple Fay-Ann Lyons and Bunji Garlin being interrupted on stage during their electrifying performance by Digicel's sponsorship manager, Kamal Powell, who made the surprise handover to both artistes.

One lucky patron was the third recipient. Malcolm Eleweanya walked away being the first Jamaican to own the much-desired device after purchasing Digicel credit earlier at the event.

Fay-Ann Lyons and Bunji Garlin expressed their thankfulness in song; Malcolm Eleweanya was sheer delight in words.

The Samsung Galaxy S7 is set to be launched on April 1 and will be available at major Digicel stores across the country.

Sandz: Bay Watch Set For Sugarman's Beach

Sandz: Bay Watch, the ultimate beach chill event, is all set for March 27 at Sugarman's Beach.

After a year-long series of events being staged at different locations in and around Jamaica last year, Sandz's upcoming event marks the second staging since the start of the year, and already, the demand is overwhelming.

"We are always asked about our secret to the success of Sandz, but to be frank, we are constantly learning and adjusting to ensure that patrons have the best quality in entertainment that Supreme Team Limited has to offer. We take pride in our brand and go to extremes to guarantee and fulfill all expectations and promises," said Oneil Forbes, promoter of the event.

Music will be provided by Illusion Sound from Ocho Rios, Dj Escobar, and XFactor Sound. Presold tickets are now out at $1,500 general and $3,000 VIP (inclusive of food and drinks).

We Are Reggae Unplugs the '90s

with Ghost, Frisco Kid

The marquee monthly concert series We Are Reggae unplugs the 1990s with two of that era's biggest stars, Ghost and Frisco Kid, on Saturday, March 26. The Beach Bar, home of the franchise, delivers the '90s live-music theme night at Doctors Cave Beach, Montego Bay. Neither artiste has graced the stage in western Jamaica in a while.

Ghost (Carlton Hylton) came into prominence during the 1990s with reggae covers of pop classics such as Something Inside So Strong, Do You Remember, Here I Am and God Is Truly Amazing. The co-founder of The Monster Shack Crew, later renamed Monster Empire, has three full-length studio albums to his credit, 1993's Slowly, 2000's Love You and 2002's Under The Moonlight. Ghost has toured extensively.

Hit songs such as Little and Cute, Matey Anthem, Video Light, Yuh and Yuh Man, Tribulation, and many more, established western Kingston's Stephen Wray aka Frisco Kid as one of dancehall music's greats of the 1990s. The former member of the Shocking Vibes Crew has one studio album to his credit, Finally, and has toured, bringing his music across the globe. Frisco Kid is also known to deliver great live sets.

Tickets for the event are $2,000 pre-sold and $2,500 at the gate and are available at Fontana Fairview, El Paso Sam Sharpe Square, and