Category Archives: Entertainment

Denroy Morgan was unique – Grange | Entertainment

Tributes continue to flow following the passing, last Thursday night in Georgia, USA, of veteran reggae singer and patriarch of Morgan Heritage singing group, Denroy Morgan. Minister of Culture Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange, noting that the 76-year-old Morgan was one of the artistes who made reggae internationally famous, said: “It is sad to receive this news […]

Koffee pays homage to mother on ‘Gifted’ | Entertainment

It’s a misty Saturday evening in Irish Town, St Andrew, where Grammy Award-winning phenom Koffee is performing x10, the opening track for her debut album, Gifted. She’s singing about remaining grounded despite having more money in her pocket, and acknowledges God for keeping and blessing her. When she gets to a lyric about her mother […]

Saluting Reggae Royalty Ras Denroy Morgan | Entertainment

Rastafarian reggae singer, Denroy Morgan, father of 30 biological children, grandfather to 104 and great-grandfather of 15, exuded greatness of biblical proportions. Little wonder that he was known as a patriarch, a term that has its genesis in the Bible, a book that he held in high esteem. Morgan’s sudden death in Atlanta, USA, on […]

Marshalling a new sound, fanbase | Entertainment

It’s not uncommon to find producers and songwriters taking a stab at the music industry as recording artistes – and sometimes it happens in reverse. A good 14 years after writing and co-producing Sean Paul’s hot track Temperature, alongside Rohan ‘Jah Snowcone’ Fuller in 2006 and scoring international recognition, Adrian Christopher Marshall, known professionally as […]

KipRich giving up procrastination for Lent | Entertainment

Reggae-dancehall artiste KipRich says, for the season of Lent, he will be making an effort to drop his habit of procrastination and is hopeful that he can overcome it thereafter. At the core of the Christian practice of Lent, which lasts for 40 days, starting on Ash Wednesday, is to prepare for Easter Sunday. People […]

Reggae icon Denroy Morgan dies after brief illness | Entertainment

Jamaican reggae icon Denroy Morgan died peacefully on Thursday in Atlanta, Georgia, after a brief illness. He was surrounded by close family members. Morgan, the hitmaker who topped the international charts in 1981 with his smash single I’ll Do Anything for You, was the father of 30 children, with over 120 grandchildren. His musical and […]

Janet Jackson, Nicki Minaj, Kevin Hart on tap for Essence | Entertainment

NEW ORLEANS (AP): Janet Jackson, Kevin Hart and Nicki Minaj are among the headliners announced Thursday for this summer’s Essence Festival of Culture, which returns to New Orleans after a two-year hiatus brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. Others tapped to entertain June 30 through July 3 include New Edition, The Isley Brothers, Jazmine Sullivan, […]

Law to be drafted to protect rights of creatives, Grange | Entertainment

Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Olivia Grange says that the Government is to draft legislation to protect the rights of practitioners in the creative sector, as the country seeks to safeguard the cultural and economic contributions and legacies of its well-known creations, for example, reggae music. Opening the JN Talking Reggae symposium to […]

Reggae singer Denroy Morgan has died | Entertainment

Veteran Rastafarian reggae singer, Denroy Morgan, has died. His son, Mojo, confirmed to The Gleaner that the music industry giant passed away on Thursday. He was 76. “Daddy passed last night surrounded by his wife, children, grand-children and great-grand-children,” a grieving Mojo told The Gleaner. A statement released by the Morgan family this morning noted: […]

Cruise operators in a jam – NationNews Barbados —

Posted on March 4, 2022 Russell Wilson (FILE) Some cruise operators are complaining that Government’s mandatory vaccination policy is putting a damper on the entertainment sector’s attempt to rebound. Several cruises scheduled for this month have had to be postponed, and there is a growing fear among some artistes that those who are not vaccinated […]