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A stylish all-black affair for Conrad Allen

Published:Sunday | March 24, 2019 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera - Senior Gleaner Writer
Conrad Allen cuts his cake with wife Tamara.
Tamara and husband Conrad Allen, with son Liam.
From left: Jacqui Burke Rogers and I-Octane is pulled into Jody-Marie Smith's selfie.
Denise (left) and her daughter Brytany Boreland
From left: Duwyane Blocker, Jermaine Crenshaw, David Crenshaw and Angel Medrano.
From left - Tracey Massengill, Ronnice massengill, Tianna Taylor, Shayla Pollard and Andrea Sheehan.
Janice Burchell-Ohare (left) and Terrian Wilson, enjoying every moment.
From left - Princess Palmer, Zhane' Rivers, Paige Smith and Sue-Anne Holness.
Stefan-Chad Haughton and wife Debra
Antonio Belgrave and Linda Robinson, were in a dancing mood.
Evon Williams is caught between the lovely Tyan Reid (left) and Coleen Samuels.
From left - Tessa James, Dudley Allen and wife, Coleen.
Rezinho Crawford and husband, Councillor Dwight Crawford.
(From left) Jonique Gaynor, Daniella Allen and Joleen Grant, rocking in full black.

Fifty years

Five decades

600 months

2,609 weeks

18,263 days

438,321 Hours

1.57 million seconds …

The end result, one of Montego Bay’s most successful entrepreneurs, Conrad Allen.

For the father of four and owner of Cover Me Up Events Ltd, age is really but a number. Allen’s wife, Tamara, knew this and ensured that her husband was swathed in the best Moët & Chandon, drank delicious Hennessy, while spending his special birthday at the exclusive White Witch Golf Club in Rose Hall, Montego Bay.

The elegant all-black, invitation-only party, aimed to match the decor and statement pieces that adorned the venue.


The Cover Me Up team had gone all out and the icing on the cake, baked for their astute boss, was the appearance of the high-energy, suave I-Octane, who commandeered guests into showcasing their prowess on his stage.

The artiste made way for an animated Allen, whose daughter Jasmyn heaped praises on him, tagging him the first man she has ever truly loved.

“He is emotional, he is tender, he is loving, and he is kind,” she said, even as she, too, became emotional when she saw teardrops welling up in her father’s eyes.

“Let me tell you, I have the best father that I love more than anybody,” she said, in describing the Cover Me Up Events boss.

Amid the festivities, Allen took the floor and lauded Jamaican men who are living up to their responsibility by ensuring that their children are well protected, nurtured and taken care of financially.

“The men I know may not be married to their children’s mothers, but they aren’t sitting back, not paying the school fees or trying to put the kids through college; we are doing all of that, plus more,” he said.

He rapped deadbeat fathers, many of whom he said have no understanding of what it takes to raise a man.

Allen’s wife, described him as a lover, not a fighter, a friend who wants to see all his friends achieve. For Tamara Allen, this was a celebration of greatness.