Trini Titans Jimmy October and Jay Nahge have been busy waving the flag for quite a while in their own lanes and showing listeners that the Hip Hop movement is alive in the Caribbean. Today, they tag team to give the world the “Something To Believe In” EP. The project features 7 tracks with Production from Kye De Vere, DLL Productionz, and MXD. With cosigns from Bunji Garlin, Jillionaire, Protoje, and Steve Aoki, the duo aim to further increase their buzz and show the world there’s more to Trinidad and Tobago than Soca Music as a genre. Listen to the EP below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
Fonterra, the world’s largest exporter of dairy products, has announced that Miss Universe Jamaica 2014 Kaci Fennell is the new Brand Ambassador for its Anchor and Mainland cheeses distributed in Jamaica by World Brands Services Division.
A self-proclaimed ‘foodie’, the Jamaican beauty that was fourth runner-up in the Miss Universe 2014 Competition, has built a strong reputation for her cooking talents, having participated in several celebrity chef competitions. Speaking on the partnership, the beauty queen who favours the brands’ ‘Tasty Cheese’ said “I am so excited to represent the Fonterra brands, my mother is actually a chef so food is something I’m very passionate about and I’ve actually been a long time user of the brand”.
Marketing Executive of World Brands Services, Mrs. Tania Christie, is excited about the partnership. She stated, “Kaci will play a critical role in creating and developing the brand’s strong consumer relationship. We look forward to her bringing her own vibrant personality and uniqueness to the brands.”
This Brand Ambassadorship will feature Kaci in upcoming Anchor and Mainland advertising and marketing campaigns. She will also make special appearances at upcoming events. Fennell’s first official appearance representing the ‘Anchor and Mainland Say Cheese’ campaign was at the 18th staging of the Jamaica Observer’s Table Talk Food Awards on May 26, 2016 where she joined the Anchor and Mainland Chef in whipping up dishes for patrons to enjoy.
The summer activities will be abuzz with Fonterra and Kaci as she imprints her pivotal mark in increasing the social reach of the brands and driving new customers and awareness to the line of Fonterra’s cheeses sold on the market. Slated to appear in a number of live cooking demonstrations across various locations including supermarkets and corporate entities, the ‘Mainland and Anchor Say Cheese’ Campaign will educate and wow consumers to the versatility of the line of products.
About Mainland Cheeses:
MAINLAND EDAM CHEESE: Contains 25% less fat than traditional cheddar, with a fresher, lighter, and more delicate flavor. It has fantastic properties when melted.
MAINLAND SPECIAL RESERVE GOUDA: Creamier than cheddar cheese, with a mild flavor. Mainland Gouda is ideal for cheese platters or as a cooking ingredient.
MAINLAND TASTY CHEDDAR: A sharp, powerful flavor, naturally aged for 18 months to develop that distinctive Mainland flavor, while retaining a thick, slightly-crumbly texture.
MAINLAND MOZZARELLA: This is an Italian-style cheese with a mild flavor and elastic body. It is made from pasteurized cow’s milk. It is kept frozen to maintain its characteristic stretchiness. It is due to this quality that this cheese is ideal for pizzas.
About World Brands Services:
World Brands Services is a division of GK Foods & Services Limited, which is a subsidiary of GraceKennedy Limited. World Brands Services manages the procurement, warehousing and distribution across all retail channels in Jamaica of a diversified group of international brands of food and non-food products. Its mandate is delivering quality products at competitive prices while adding value and expanding markets for GraceKennedy’s principals located either in Jamaica or abroad.
Fast-rising recording Artiste Giannii kicks off his musical campaign with the single, “Gone A Lead”, accompanied by a music video. The single was produced by Street Block Records and released last month. “The feedback has been positive. That is very humbling and gratifying for me,” said Giannii. The single has received favourable airplay from radio stations, locally and across the Caribbean.
“I have been getting a lot of requests for dubs and jingles for this song, and I just want to say thanks to those who support my music and help me to bring my talent to a wider audience,” he said. The video was shot and directed by RoadBlock Films in Montego Bay and Kingston. From Kingston 17, the hard-working and talented Artiste is focusing on targeting audiences with his music and creating a household name in the music Industry. “My style varies, and I sing a little bit of everything,” he said.
Giannii is in the studio working on singles such as “Work Fi Yuh Dream” and “Everywhere We Go” for Sweden-based Record Label, Sound Bank Music. He is also working on projects with Konsequence Muzik and Team Kronik Production.
Giannii can be followed on IG @itsgiannii
In celebration of his Birthday, Jamaica/Florida based Producer Kris Karz unleashed his highly anticipated collaboration with “Mr. Fuego Fridays“, Royal Blu! Titled “Claim The Crown” and armed with a Bob Marley & The Wailers sample, Blu glides effortlessly over the Production as he lets listeners know the requirements to own the crown. While many have owned the prized possession, Blu highlights that many weren’t disciplined enough and haven’t fought hard enough to secure it. One more year pon di bugga dem huh Kris? Be sure to visit the Producer’s website KnglyStudios.com to hear more his work, and if you’re an aspiring Artist, you can hit him up for beats. Artwork by Khari Kamau! Off the upcoming “Standing Upright But I’m Dreaming” Mixtape, check out the track below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
If you haven’t been noticing, Comedian/Director Kyng Taj has been dropping videos with a message. Today, in effort to bring more unity in the Dancehall, he presents “Mexicano Inna Di Dancehall“. Featuring Andrew Maragh as “The Mexicano“, Taj plays a Rasta man enjoying the good vibrations and selections from the DJ played by Corey Williams. From a fight almost breaking out due to differences in Culture (and flashing locks), to both characters busting out dance moves, this video will add a few bright sparks to your day (or whenever you’re watching it). Sometimes all you need is good music, a catchy dance, and the great Jamaican Beer. Watch the video below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
Jamaican Actor Johnoy Williams is reaping the rewards for his hard work and dedication. The young Actor is pleased to announce that he has been officially signed to Ellis International, spearheaded by Owen “Blakka” Ellis. Williams has been working under the tutelage of comedian duo Ity and Fancy Cat for some time now and is ecstatic that he has sealed the deal to officially become a member of this elite group.
“Words can barely express my contentment at this moment! Trust me, I’ve have been working at my career for years as an actor and for now to be represented by Ellis International, is a dream come true.” Said a very excited Johnoy. The 25 year old knows that even though this is a big deal and has come a long way, he still has a lot more things to accomplish. “I know I have come a very long way from my Get Tested Commercial to, being in Nick Cannon’s “King of the Dancehall movie but I still have a long road ahead of me.” With that said, the Actor looks forward to a few upcoming works both on the local scene and on the International scene.
The Actor also wants to encourage everyone out there with a dream to be in film to never give up their dreams. “Even though there is room for growth in our Jamaican film industry, I believe that we can make this industry strive to its maximum potential. We have so many talented individuals out there; Actors, Writers, Filmmakers, just don’t give up on the dream.