Monday December 18, was a sad day for many as news came of the passing of celebrated Journalist/Author/TV Host Ian Boyne. Tributes poured in and showed how loved and respected he was as he made contributions to not only Media, but his impact on the lives of everyone who has watched his work, had a conversation with him, or was even granted the opportunity to be interviewed by him on his various Programmes (Profile, Issues & Answers, Religious Hard Talk to name a few). One area where the tributes came in yesterday was from Social Media platform, Twitter. From colleagues to those who grew up on his work, they spoke on his influence on their lives, having aspirations to be interviewed on “Profile”, and even jokingly pictured him conducting “Profile” in Heaven. Check out some of the tributes below. WALK GOOD, Ian Boyne!
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!
Artwork by @CMills_Art!
The Release Television Programme will be hosting their Community College Tour geared towards encouraging young Innovators. The Tour will feature “The Release Innovation Challenge (TRIC)” which is a challenge for students and staff to showcase and be awarded for their innovation in Technology, Music, Food and Fashion.
The Tour is expected to educate and promote the benefits of inventing; encourage Entrepreneurship among students and to promote sportsmanship among peers through in-school Innovation challenges. Executive Producer and Host for The Release, Talisa Taylor said, “Last year we did a Social ME-dia: Release Responsibly Tour that spoke to the use of Social Media among High School students so this year we decided to promote a different message through encouraging creativity and further awarding it”.
The Tour is set to begin in October and will visit schools such as College of Agriculture Science and Education (C.A.S.E.), Excelsior Community College, Knox Community College, Moneague Community College, Montego Bay Community College, Bethlehem Moravian College, Brown’s Town Community College, and Portmore Community College. Joseph Moore, another Executive Producer of The Release said, “We believe in promoting positivity so The Release will continue to share social messages that can influence our target audience”.
The Tour is sponsored by JUTC and Alternative Music will include a Celebrity judging panel, seminars from different groups on improving Inventions, capitalizing on them and a concert featuring student performers and guest Artists. Students or staff interested in the Tour can follow The Release on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for more Information (@TheReleaseja), or call 833-5444.
Life takes a whole different turn when a pair of Clarks shoes are worn and today we see a scenario with Comedians Kyng Taj and Twani Price. Titled “Clarks Badman“, Twani plays the role of a Jamaican Extortionist who enjoys a good pair of the shoe. In his daily routine he approaches Taj about some owed money and despite threats, slaps, and delays, things get worse when Taj steps on his very clean Clarks. Is it R.I.P. for Taj? Many don’t take it lightly when their Clarks are tarnished. A good video although the Cameraman missed a couple chances to take some awesome shots to bring more life to the skit. What are your favourite pair of Clarks? Check out the creation of two very popular Social Media based Comedians below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
With singles that have earned lots of buzz in the streets, to videos with views in the millions, Spice is a force to be reckoned with in 2015. On Onstage the “Stage Show Boss” spoke about the success of her singles, the impact of “So Mi Like It“, avoiding beef, “Needle Eye“, Social Media shenanigans and apologizing for one mistake, and staying booked till next year. Spice also premiered her video for “Needle Eye“. Good to see Spice on a crazy run right now, I do hope next year is even better for her career. Check out the video below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
Approaching the booth like a podium is Recording Artist Lincoln 3Dot with “Powaful“. Announced earlier on his Snapchat, Lincoln speaks on some social issues, goes back into time before his rise to stardom, saying that people are more receptive of his slack songs and if he was more conscious he would lose listeners, Social Media habits of some females, and more. He might have ruffled a few feathers on this DreDay production, but best believe he’ll receive more open ears. Powaful! Check out the track below and share your thoughts in the comments section.