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Stories by Shereita Grizzle

Published:Wednesday | February 12, 2020 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

He may have dubbed himself the Unruly Boss, but front-running dancehall artiste Popcaan has a mindset these days that is the complete opposite. In a recent television interview, the entertainer revealed that, having made mistakes early on in his...

Published:Thursday | January 23, 2020 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

In 2014, Soyini Phillips won the first Miss Universe Jamaica Central Pageant. Now, at 23 years old, the beauty queen, TV presenter and journalist is the new pageant manager. Pointing out that it has been a lifelong dream of hers to contribute to the holistic development of young women, Phillips described this latest achievement as an honour...

Published:Monday | April 29, 2019 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew, Shereita Grizzle, Kimberley Small/Gleaner Writers

The carnival season in Jamaica climaxed in a colourful spectacle on the streets of the Corporate Area yesterday, with the highly anticipated road march bringing down the curtains on a calendar that had been chock-full of events. The three bands...

Published:Saturday | March 16, 2019 | 7:28 PMShereita Grizzle

Keneisha 'Nancy' Williamson, says she is Buju Baton's biggest fan. Her love for the Gargamel runs so deep that she took a day off from work in January when tickets for the first show in Banton's Long Walk to Freedom tour went on sale. Knowing how...

Published:Thursday | December 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Statistics obtained from World Music Views show that there is a vast difference between the consumption of reggae and dancehall music in Jamaica. Data obtained by The Sunday Gleaner via music analyst Donovan Watkis show that Jamaicans prefer to...

Published:Friday | December 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

The Stella Maris Dance Ensemble, the National Dance Theatre Company, and the Tivoli Dance Troupe have all received the Keys to the city of Kingston. The dance groups were bestowed the national honour for their contributions to cultural development....

Published:Friday | December 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

In recent times, the music industry has been inundated with the term reggae revival. Artistes such as Chronixx, Protoje, and his Indignation team, Iba Mahr, Jesse Royal, Kabaka Pyramid, Jah 9 and to a lesser extent Etana and Tarrus Riley, have been...

Published:Tuesday | October 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

The first week of the Skeleton Fresh Tour Live took place in Montego Bay two weeks ago, with the aim to revive the live music scene across the island, to promote Jamaica as a premiere tourist destination through music. The series, which is set...

Published:Thursday | October 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

A music video is a short film that ties song and imagery together and is produced by an entertainer for promotional purposes. While music videos primarily market an artiste's work and also promote the talent of the director, they are not the only...

Published:Thursday | October 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Moving the music industry from an informal institution to a proper business models, is again at the forefront of discussions in the entertainment industry.This followed a recent claim made by a St Lucian songwriter against Grammy-nominated singer Jah...

Published:Sunday | September 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Reggae artiste Romain Virgo has been in a committed relationship with his girlfriend Elizabeth for six years. He has always expressed an interest in one day settling down and tying the knot and the singer is one step closer to the altar after '...

Published:Friday | September 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Entertainers Shaggy and Ziggy Marley have been touted among the Jamaican acts who may make the shortlist for the Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album. Popcaan, Protoje, Agent Sasco and Etana, who all produced solid albums this year, are also said to...

Published:Friday | September 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Even while inspiring people through her book to overcome their fears and pursue their dreams, Krystal Tomlinson wanted to do more. She started a competition series titled 'Fear Less, Do More', partnering with Jamaica National Small Business Loans...

Published:Wednesday | August 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Former bass player of Byron Lee and the Dragonaires Courtney Robb Sr says that although he isn't in the best of health, he refuses to give up on music.When the Sunday Gleaner last spoke to Robb Sr back in 2015, he was distressed about rumours of his...

Published:Friday | August 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

For the past year, reggae artiste Sophia Brown has been missing from the music scene. But her absence was not of her own doing. In July 2017, Brown met in a car accident - one that brought her to death's door.Although her injuries caused her immense...

Published:Thursday | July 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

It has been just over a month since Instagram launched its newest feature - IG TV (Instagram TV) - and already, the video application is being touted as the best thing to happen to social media.The days of a mere 60-second video are over as IG TV...

Published:Saturday | July 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

The next generation of reggae stars are ready to chart their own course as they look to come out from under the shadows of their superstar parents. Abatau, son of reggae star Tony Rebel, and Imeru Tafari, son of Queen Ifrica, both put in great...

Published:Saturday | July 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Although special arrangements had been made with the authorities for Reggae Sumfest to go beyond the usual lock off time for entertainment events, organisers were trying to make a 5 a.m. deadline for Friday night's performances. This resulted in...

Published:Friday | July 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Two of Birmingham's most feared sound systems will now head to the famed World Clash in Toronto, Canada, this October, after winning the recent UK Rumble.Mour Dan and Empire Sound were declared the winners, after what was described as one of the...

Published:Thursday | June 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Individuals are often told to pursue what they love as a career choice. They are told, 'if you do what you love, you will never work a day in your life'. While that may be true, young professionals are encouraging persons not to neglect the business...

Published:Friday | June 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Today is Father's Day, and while many are gearing up to treat their fathers to breakfast in bed, take him out for lunch or dinner or shower him with gifts, others are left with just memories because their fathers are no longer with them in the flesh...

Published:Friday | May 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

A recording contract from a big label is many an artiste's dream. That dream, however, can quickly turn into a nightmare when that contract becomes stifling for an artiste. It's a cry too often heard in the music business; artistes complaining of...

Published:Friday | May 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

As the entertainment fraternity continues to come to grips with the loss of one of its own - Niko Chromatic - his death has rehashed arguments surrounding the need for entertainers to not only take better care of themselves, but to be financially...

Published:Friday | May 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

For this year's tribute to mothers, The Sunday Gleaner explores the gift of motherhood.In celebration of the day dedicated to them, a few mothers from the entertainment sphere talked about how much motherhood has changed their lives. Describing it...

Published:Thursday | April 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Jamaican-operated publishing company Whirlwind has officially acquired the rights to one of Jamaica's most iconic films Marijuana Affair. The film, which is more than two decades old, is expected to have its local premiere over the Independence...

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