With the debut doing numbers, Jamaican Beauty Queen Davina Bennett fires off another “Afro Friday“! Here she encourages her fans to show off their Afros and invite others to join in on the fun. Once again whether a small puff or a huge ball of soul, make sure you stand tall and proud of your hairstyle today, tomorrow, and forevermore. Check out some of the highlights below., and follow the hashtags #FreeYourFroFriday and #AfroFriday.
This is for the Soul Sistas, the Goddesses with the ‘Fro, and wearers of the natural Crown. If you were under a rock for some reason, Miss Universe 2017 happened, and Miss South Africa emerged as the Crown holder. While all that is being said, many were paying attention to a young Jamaican who was placed 2nd Runner Up. That young Jamaican is Davina Bennett! Rocking a lovely afro, she won the hearts of many worldwide! From International Media, to yours truly, to Social Media singing her praises, she was a winner and Queen in our eyes. Another Jamaican afro rocker who sang praises was Miss Jamaica 2005 and Media Personality, Terri-Karelle Reid. Inspired by the recent events, she kicked off #AfroFriday on Twitter and Instagram with the current Miss Jamaica Universe. It has resulted in a Social Media sea of ‘Fros from both male and female. Whether a small puff, or a huge ball of Soul, be a part of #FreeYourFroFriday! Check out some of who rocked their ‘fro below, and follow the hashtags!
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Fresh on the heels of announcing his upcoming debut performance at Reggae Sumfest, and in an effort to boost his hot new single Annie, Dancehall Artist Spotlight Kunta has launched an Instagram Dance Competition to unleash the creativity of his female fans. The winning prize package is a combination of US$500 and appearances as his World Tour Ambassador.
The third place prize is an appearance in the official Annie music video; while second place includes an appearance in the Annie official music video, plus a spot as a World Tour Ambassador.
The “Annie Dance Competition” will run for two weeks, starting June 23 and ending at midnight on July 7. Contestants can enter by creating a dance routine to Annie, uploading to Instagram, tagging @Spotlightkunta, and using the hashtag #spotlightkunta. The Artist will then repost the video to his page, where each contestant will be required to get likes/votes for the video. The person with the most likes will win the prize, however Spotlight Kunta and his management team reserve the right to determine the final winner.
Spotlight Kunta whose given name is Stennett Harris said Annie has been gaining traction on the local and International airwaves and party scene since its release. The track which is on the Rula Riddim, is produced by Cornelius Daley of Cornelius Records, and showcases the diverse talent of the Artist. He shared, “I’m proud of the progress of the single, and the feedback I’ve been getting globally. Everybody love it, and di woman dem inna di party a go crazy when it play.”
His Producer, Daley who has been working with him close to two years commented, “I see him as a promising talent because he has good work ethics and his own signature sound. As far as we see it this track is loved by all females, especially the Dancers. We have seen countless video performances by Dancing Rebel, Chin Unique, DHQ Tallup and a few dance routines from Europe, including Sweden and France. All routines have been well received.”
Born in Kingston and partially raised in Linstead, St. Catherine, Spotlight Kunta migrated to the Unites States of America at age 11, but has always been true to his roots. His first hit Guinness which was produced by Chester Walker in 1999 was used in a local Guinness Ad Campaign. He has been on the music scene for more than 15 years, and after a long hiatus, he is back in the studio recording, and promoting. “This Instagram Dance Competition is my way of telling all my female fans that I see and feel the love, and I want to show some appreciation. Right now mi just want dem get creative, and put out dem best performance so dem can win di prize.”
After conducting a little voting session earlier on Snapchat and Instagram, Recording Artist Toian tallied up the results and released the winning track, “So Rude“. With a smooth Production that is armed with a Popcaan sample, Toian rides it with ease as she speaks on being close to her feisty lover that wants her to break all the rules. A single that is sure to be on repeat for many, this is one of the few creations that will hold fans over till her next album. Oh yeah, “Ride The Wave” official video is on the way! Check out the track below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
International Producer Troyton of Troyton Music, is quite optimistic that his latest Riddim project titled Dancehall Bully, is one of the biggest in the Dancehall circuit. The star-studded project was only released a little over a month ago, but is already making the charts and taking over the streets. Dancehall Bully tracks are featured on BBC 1xtra and many more stations, locally and Internationally.
Dancehall Bully featured artistes such as Aidonia, Mavado, Demarco, Jahmiel, Busy Signal, Charly Blacks, I-Octane, Moshan and Theron, and was released on August 26, 2016. Dancehall Bully is distributed by 21st Hapilos, and is available on iTunes, Amazon and all other digital outlets for purchasing. “The Riddim is already creating waves in Dancehall space. It is one of the most talked about Riddims right now, especially since Mavado’s song is seen as a diss track to fellow Deejay Popcaan,” said Troyton.
Troyton is currently in the studio working on another Riddim project for next year. This project is called True Emotions and is set to be released early January. “I am targeting audience worldwide with my productions; I do good quality music and try to incorporate different genres,” said Troyton.
Fans can keep up with Troyton via Instagram:@troytonmusic.
The Rebel Danielle D.I. has returned with a world-class record. After spending quality time in the studio with iconic producers, Sly and Robbie and launching her own line of “Rebel Accessories,” the thought-provoking artiste is back with a hit-bound single titled, Class. The lyrics encourage females to embrace a high self-esteem and strive for an exquisite lifestyle.
“It is a part of my role as an artiste to influence young ladies positively. I believe that women are to be wealthy and in control just as their male counterparts. At the end of the day it’s about prosperity and living a quality life. I want girls to make wise choices, stay focused and be at the top of their class,” Danielle D.I. says.
Class was produced by New-York based hit makers, LMR Pro and is available on I-Tunes for preorder until the official release later this month. Recently Danielle D.I. made headlines after posting a photo celebrating America’s Independence.
“Three photos were uploaded with the eagle, stars and stripes covering me. I received notification that I breached Instagram rules. After regaining access to my account, one of my close up body shots from the rear was removed. To me that is breaking the first amendment – freedom of expression. I was expressing myself in an artistic way. We have nude statues and paintings across the world and they all represent something. The message I was sending as a US citizen was that, we are the land of the free and the home of the brave,” Danielle D.I. explained.