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“Team Overcome” Secures “Dancin’ Dynamites” Season 16 Win


They came. They Saw. They Conquered. Team Overcome secured the top prize of over $1 million dollars in cash and prizes and the bragging rights for winning the long-awaited Season 16 Charles Chocolates Dancin’ Dynamites 2020/2021 grand finale on Saturday.

The journey began for the Dynamites in January 2020 with the usual launch of the season. But everything since, has been anything but customary. Due to the pandemic, the Competition was paused to ensure the safety of the competitors and stakeholders. As the organisers geared up for the live grand finale, news came of Tropical Storm Elsa threatening Jamaica. As the trajectory for the system fluctuated, the production team was busy adjusting plans to accommodate a successful staging of the event, and that they did.

Fearless, the four finalists Team Overcome, A1 Family, Strike Team, and Team Ovadose, were ready to put their best foot forward for their chance to lift the winning trophy. The evening officially kicked off with each team’s opening performances that rocked the Excelsior Community College auditorium with high energy, and exhilarating screams from supporters who were present to witness the showdown.

When the dust cleared for the evening, and all the votes were counted, Team Overcome, which is comprised of three members – Marcel Pitter (21), Renardo Peart (26) and Paul McDermott (13), who all hail from May Pen, Clarendon emerged the winner of the Charles Chocolates Dancin’ Dynamites 2020/2021 grand finale. In an interview, the team’s leader, Marcel Pitter said the journey to the championship had many challenges.

But for the group, overcoming the setbacks from the team and then COVID-19 is a part of what makes them special. “Even when the Competition was postponed, we stayed together and pushed each other by practicing daily and entering competitions on Instagram. We never doubted ourselves and knew from the beginning that we were going to win so we would campaign daily up in the communities in May Pen until about 7pm and then practice until about 1am,” he stated.

Pitter, who entered the Competition before, but was not successful, shared that the support of the community, family and friends went a long way in making his team’s victory a reality. “The community is proud of us and they always motivated us even when we were practicing because they were happy that we were representing them so well,” he added.

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We’re number 1! Team Overcome soaks up their victory after winning Season 16 of the Charles Chocolates Dancin’ Dynamites Competition.

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Dancin’ Dynamites Celebrates Soca Ahead Of Competition Finals


The Charles Chocolates Dancin’ Dynamites Competition feted audiences with the sweet sounds of Soca last Sunday as six teams faced off showcasing their best ‘Wine and wuk-up’ moves at the carnival-themed semi-final staging.

The evening’s proceedings took off with the competition’s own festival of high-energy after the announcement that dance crew Street Team was the crowd favourite with the most votes from the public since their dance routine the week prior.

The night’s Soca theme, highlighting just one of the many other musical genres of the Caribbean, is timely and comes just after this year’s record-breaking turnout for Jamaica Carnival, which saw more than fifty thousand tourists visiting the island to participate in what stakeholders called ‘The biggest carnival in Jamaica’s history’.

 The performances utilized popular elements of the annual carnival festivities, including bright colours, wave rags, gems and glitter, as judges Orville Hall, Kerry-Ann Henry and Charles Chocolates brand ambassador Kevyn of Dancehall duo Voicemail commended their overall “solid movements”, “good energy” and “nice vibe”. The clear favourite for the evening – Street Team – danced to roars of applause and screams from the crowd with Hall stating in his review that they are “the ones that can potentially win the competition”.

 The weekly ‘Clash 13’ showdown ended with a street battle between Overload Skankas and Unruly Squad after a random draw selection and saw Unruly losing out to the rival dance group, which won the J$20,000 on-the-spot prize, after last week’s one-minute face-off in the Nannyville community.

Roxanne Brown, Brand Manager, Charles Chocolates, said she’s expecting high energy synonymous with the rousing launch to be the clincher for the Season 13 ‘Clash 13, Cut and Clean’ finale. “There’s a lot of excitement as we approach the much-anticipated finals this Sunday, and we want the teams to bring it! From vibes, to synergy to energy – every team has to put on their best show to secure the top honours after the dust has settled.

The Charles Chocolates Dancin’ Dynamite grand finale is set to take place on Sunday, May 20, at the Jamaica College Auditorium. After the impending elimination, five teams will go head-to-head for the winning title, bragging rights and over J$3 million in cash and prizes from competition organiser Jenny Jenny Productions, and title sponsors Charles Chocolates.

Charles Chocolates brand ambassadors and dancehall duo Voicemail – Kevyn (left) and Craig (right) – pause for a photo op with Charles Chocolates Brand Manager Roxanne Brown.

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High Energy Ruled The @DancinDynamites Semi-Finals!


With the Charles Chocolates Dancin’ Dynamites Swell 12 Season coming to a close, patrons got a dose of high energy at the Semi-Finals on Saturday May 7th at the Jamaica College Auditorium. Featuring the finalists Fantastic Steppaz, Citi Dancers, Too Kool Dancers, Dynamic D Squad, and Team Young Talent, those in attendance were in for a treat! It was Fantastic Steppaz reigned supreme the whole evening. With classic moves, surprising twists, and sky high energy, they were massively received with a standing ovation from the audience. With perfect scores, Fantastic Steppaz took home yet another prize for the “Perfect Catch”, cementing their lead as the team with the most perfect scores all season. Who will walk away the winner of this season? The Jamaica College Auditorium awaits your presence on Sunday May 14 with performances by I Octane, Rondell Positive, and Jah’lil! In recognition of Mothers Day, the first 100 Moms will receive Roses and Chocolate courtesy of the title sponsor. See you there!

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NEW VIDEO: @OnstageTV Interviews @CapletonMusic


Before Ding Dong and Elephant Man flooded the streets with Dancing songs, there was the “Fire ManCapleton. Recently on Onstage he stopped by to share his new single and more. Joined by popular Dancer Gabbidon, he gave a career update, staying busy, “Gimme Way” and staking his claim as one of first acts to have started the “Dancing Song” trend, and more. With the dancing culture ruling 2015, it’s only right that Capleton got in the mix. Check out the video below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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NEW VIDEO: @OnstageTV Interviews @TheDingDong


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With “Syvah” playing a part in bringing back dancing to the forefront of Dancehall, Ding Dong isn’t slowing down and tells Winford Williams what’s been happening on Onstage. Here he spoke on the success of “Syvah“, working on more dancing songs, selling merchandise, his new single “Lowe Mi Nuh” on the Happy Hour Riddim, and looking to release the music video for “Shampoo“. Ding Dong also performed for the audience on Onstage Extra. He has been riding high off “Syvah” and with new songs, the only way he can go is up! Check out the video below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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NEW VIDEO: @KingBeenieMan x @DuttyPaul – Greatest Gallis


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Today’s new video comes from deejays Sean Paul and Beenie Man. Titled “Greatest Gallis” and directed by Kirk Lee, we see the deejays on a beach with a whole lot of ladies. They deejay about the many females they’ve acquainted themselves with while some ladies dance with them. Lots of women here, cool setting but I wished they showed more of the beach with ladies in it. Check out the video below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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