Saturday, May 4, 2019

Shaggy's Continued Awe-Inspiring Commitment to Improve The Children's Hospital in Kingston

In an interview recently "On Stage" with Winford Williams aired on Television Jamaica, Grammy winning superstar Shaggy reveal the 2019-20 project for The Children's Hospital. According to Shaggy the new CAT Lab and Cardiac ward are about to be opened at the hospital which he has been making donations through the Shaggy Make A Difference Foundation since 2001. Plans are now underway to increase the ICU from a five (5) bed facility to, "at least a ten 10 bed facility with the help of Shaggy and Friends" he said.  Interestingly, the ICU facility has totally exhausted its permitted land space. Shaggy therefore explained how his team has moved toward acquiring additional land to extend the facility in an awe-inspiring way watch video clip below:-
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The full interview can be seen here click "On Stage" with Winford Williams 


Tuesday, April 23, 2019

BrammaGGod Strike Again!

Bramma gorilla god (BrammaGGod) is back! Enjoying waves of support from fans and the media since going independent. Fans and djs alike have been hitting him up once again, sharing video clips and sending love and encouragement. With over 130 recorded and released songs since the start of his career, the resurgence of some of his older music across social media and constant rotation of a couple tracks off his "One A Day" EP released in 2018 are encouraging signs for the artist future.

BrammaGGod formerly, Bramma Di Bomma and Bramma Di Gorilla is working on his debut, reggae album which will feature three major local and international reggae artists. Since the start of the year he has released tracks such as the popular, "Stevie Wonda" off the Silent Ocean riddim produced by G3k Music, "Delilah" off the Limited Edition riddim produced by Emudio Music and also features tracks by Mavado, Jahmeil and Chino, "Enemy A Enemy" (street music) and "Wine and Show It" produced by Tvchpoint Music and Producer Ben Ford.

BrammaGGod operates under his own GGod Record label which manages contemporary dancehall artist KrvcialGGod who has also released a track off the Silent Ocean riddim called "Rocket". This song has ricocheted, hitting stations in the UK and garnered favorable support across social media.

The self-titled gorilla god is happy about the career shift he is experiencing in just a few months of managing his career he said, "I am humbled. It's me now at the helm and I am happy and thankful to everyone for the support I'm getting. I am also comfortable because I get to experiment with my ideas. I'm learning as I go along but enjoying it." 

To keep up with BrammaGGod follow on Instagram @brammaggod @brammaggodofficialupdates @ggodrecords and @newimagepromo Facebook @brammaggod and @ggodrecords or, contact

Written by: Sophia McKay

Monday, March 25, 2019

Singer Marvin Binns Relaunch His Career With New Singles and An Acting Role

Jamaican contemporary Dancehall artist Marvin Binns has embarked upon a re-branding process and has relaunched his career at the beginning of 2019 with new singles for the ladies showing off his smooth, sultry, melodious voice.

No stranger to the industry and bouncing back after a two year hiatus, Marvin Binns  sought to remind music fans of his journey before, "I was mostly doing openings for popular Dancehall artist Kranium in the states and other artists across the Caribbean" he told NIPnews.

Back now with singles "Nah Come Soon" that got Miami's 99 Jamz DJ Waggy Tee and BBC 1xtra Seanie B rotating on their sets respectively, a collaboration with Dancehall artist Lockit on a single called, "Say What," the remake of Donell Jones 1999 "Where I Wanna Be", "Waistline" another single produced by Kingston City label and a steamy hot follow up video for the Kevv Star label produced, "Nah Come Soon" now on Youtube, Marvin charts his course. 

The 5ft 9" almost perfectly built father of two, is excited about performing for the ladies. A big fan of Chris Brown whom he met and had the pleasure of taking a photo with a couple years ago, Binns hope his music resonates with not only a Jamaican reggae/dancehall audience but the American hip-hop and RnB audience in like-manner as Chris some day, "it's important to be loved and appreciated, even more so for the display of raw talent" he said. "so I want my fans to feel the same way Chris's fans feel about him, the love is real." Marvin Binns music career is on a path intended. He has also ventured into acting and plays the lead role in a few series of the Jamaican movie, Born Bad "now this is a real challenge for me but I'm loving it. I don't want anything that dont belong to me but for everything that does I want it all" he said.

Follow Marvin Binns on Instagram @marvinbinnsmusic click "Say What"  to listen, like and comment.

Written by Sophia McKay

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Historic Buju Banton Long Walk To Freedom First Concert Jamaica

An estimated 35,000 strong came out to witness the historic Buju Banton's first live concert in Jamaica, March 16th, 2019. After being incarcerated in the United States for 8 years, dressed in full white, a somber looking Gargamel, Buju Banton walked on stage at the National Stadium in Kingston to thunderous applause, opening his set in prayer like manner singing, "On Bending Knees" and belted out lyrics "have mercy on me oh lamb of God" before launching into his set. No other live concert held in Jamaica has topped this one, it was the greatest one night show ever held in Jamaica since the 1978 Bob Marley Peace Concert and Virtual TV shared some reviews watch!

Buju Banton's next performance will be in Barbados, April 12.

Sophia McKay 

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Sativa D Black 1 Makes Reggae & Dancehall Entertainment His to Own

Sativa D Black 1 has taken the Jamaican entertainment scene. Working at his game for the past two years, the CharmB Production artist is that reggae/dancehall entertainer who lifts a crowd to its highest heights! At the annual Red Rose For Gregory concert held in Kingston on February 16th, The 'Petty Thief singer and fellow artist Khausion gave a satisfying performance before a Peabo Bryson and Regina Belle's eagerly awaited crowd.

Dressed in a red and white ensemble with red matching shoes,  Sativa D Black 1 wasted no time (although a little hoarse) getting the attention of his audience. In collaboration, Sativa and Khasion (who he was advertised to perform with) delivered a rendition of the late Gregory Issacs' hit single, 'Tune In' and the crowd was delighted watch below!

The St. Catherine born roots and culture recording artist has developed a pattern to entertain that works for him. The hardworking self-made entertainer took on the streets plugging his "Petty Thief" track until it became an anthem for his setsAt every show, regardless of the kind, Sativa D Black 1 brought his A-game showing off some crazy stage antics, dramatic expressions, hilarious dance moves and story telling gimmicks. His performance style is unique plus he adopts the ability of crafting lyrics in the moment which usually result in huge encores.

At the 2018 Sound Di Alarm Festival, held in Linstead St. Catherine, Sativa D Black 1 closed the year with a bang! His hometown crowd saw a Star come alive and was so entertained, they had him called back three (3) times to the stage, as if they could not get enough.

Since his re-emergence to the entertainment scene in 2016 under the management of CharmB Productions, Sativa D Black 1 took a no-nonsense approach to his performance. No stage was ever too small, or a crowd diverse to dampen his mood. Awarded the 2018 Wolde Uprisings, Youth In Progress, "International Reggae Music Award Of Merit" in Canada, Sativa D Black 1's music implores the larger society to pay attention to what is happening to the poor and needy. On his 'Boardhouse and Zinc Fence' single he paints a positive outlook on youths living within the confines of board houses and zinc fences. His track entitled 'Elders,' demand answers from child molesters while 'Petty Thief' comically pivots the scale making light of a bad situation, "a stolen pair of shoes!" Other promising singles/tracks released by Sativa D Black 1 are 'Foreign Mind,' 'Ungrateful', 'Check On I', 'Wrong Move' and 'Dem Never Want We Reach'. 

As his music breaks ground in France, Germany, Kenya and Ghana, fans are calling for the former footballer. Manager Charmaine Bailey has sought to have all interested promoters and agents contact New Image Promotions for bookings, "We have a team regardless of what some may think. CharmB Productions is structured and Sativa D Black 1 is officially signed. We have brokered agreement with New Image Promotions to undertake booking and publicity for him. That agreement stands and so I want every one who has been making inquiry about Sativa D Black 1's management and availability to contact CharmB Productions or the Agency." 

Sativa D Black1 is a worker. He enjoys doing his job and works even harder because his interest is community development, "Suffering is terrible! Nuff times mi give away mi last dollar because mi know some suffer more than some. Some people are hopeless and its not by choice. Some people cannot even begin to think about a future much less envision one, what do you say to that person?" 

CharmB Productions company will officially announce an album release for Sativa D Black 1 in the near future. Until then, fans can enjoy the music and seek out the current, 'Never Want We Reach' single produced by Full Charge Records. To get updated or stay up-to-date, follow Sativa D Black 1 on social media @sativadblack1 Instagram, Facebook, Youtube and Soundcloud. Management @charmbproductions Booking @newimagepromo or email:

By: Sophia McKay

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Shaggy and Sting Takes the Grammy 2019

Congratulations are in order for Shaggy and Sting, winners of the Grammys "Best Reggae Album 2019." Their collaborative album 44/876 was released April, 2018 by A and M Records, Interscope Records and Cherrytree Records. It's title refers to the country calling code for the United Kingdom (+44) and the North American area code for Jamaica (876), both Shaggy and Sting's respective home countries. In the first 3 months of it's release 44/876 sold over 500,000 copies world-wide.

New Image Promotions also congratulates other nominees in the category for the 61st Grammy Awards, Ziggy Marley - Rebellion Rises, Black Uhuru - As the World Turns, Protoje - A Matter of Time and Etana - Reggae forever

Shaggy takes home his second Grammy, the first was his 1996 Boombastic album that sold over a million copies in the US, receiving platinum certification, and over 300,000 copies in the UK, receiving gold certification. It peaked at number 34 on the Billboard 200 and topped the "Top Reggae Albums" chart in the US, and reached number 37 on the UK Albums Chart.

Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album 2019 44/876 by Shaggy and Sting.


Wednesday, February 6, 2019

It's The Day For The Great Bob Marley

"One good thing about music, when it hits you feel no pain
So hit me with music yeah....."

On this day, the King Of Reggae was born.
"The winds that sometimes take something we love, are the same that bring us something we learn to love. Therefore we should not cry about something that was taken from us, but, yes, love what we have been given. Because what is really ours is never gone forever." Bob Marley

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