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New Image Promotions Artistes Update Jan 7th - 14th!!

Of all the nominations vetted out by the organizers of the 2010 EME Awards that involves the artistes we represent, Bramma’s nomination is the most pleasant surprise. Understanding the intricacies of how winners are selected, this nomination is indeed a major achievement for the now seasoned Dancehall artiste who ended 2009 with an impressive STING performance and his first performance on a major show, while fresh from his first tour in Europe. New Image Promotions congratulates all artistes on their nominations and hope the best person wins in the respective categories. The nominations for the artistes we represent are as follows:

Artists Category

Sophia Brown Vocalist of the Year

Ruffi-Ann Biggest Comeback Artiste

Singjay of the Year (female)

I-Octane Song of the year (Mama You Alone)

Singjay of the Year (Male)

Cultural Artiste of the Year

Nesbeth Singjay of the Year (Male)

Bramma Breakthru Artist of the Year

Known as Lady Shabba back in the 90’s Ruffi-Ann was an aggressive artiste who often time displays her bad attitude on and off the stage. This was her way of venting her frustration or rebelling against the harsh treatment she received from trying to make an impact on the local music industry. Her boisterousness brought about in clashes across the island was humorous to many fans and created a name somewhat but Ruffi-Ann wanted more. In 2007 the mother of three lovely kids, penned the lyrics to a song entitled ‘Save the juvenile” which became almost an instant hit. The song suited her, she felt good about it and decides then that this is the direction in which she intends to steer her career. Since then Ruff-Ann released several conscious Reggae/Dancehall tracks to include; Ghetto Youths Unite, Don't Leave You Condom, Enemy Dem and her most current, Nuh Work Nuh Deh. Her efforts never went unnoticed as she is nominated in two categories, Biggest Comeback Artiste and Singjay of the Year (female) for the 2010 EME Awards. The determined and hard working Sharon “Ruffi-Ann” Peterkin and other artistes with the same temperament she displays are an inspiration to others and the lesson to be learnt from their relentless efforts is that its never over until its over.
Nesbeth promotional plan for 2009 was to get his image and music out to a broader market, create hits and launch a campaign that will enhance his chances of getting more shows in the United States, the Caribbean and Europe. Booked to appear on Reggae Summerfest in Washington DC and Red Hot Boatride which kick off from the docks of Chelsea Pier in New York City, Nesbeth ceased the opportunity to kick of some promotion in the big apple and extended his trip for two (2) weeks. The decision worked in his favour and further led to his performances on New Jersey Reggae Fest, Irie Jamborie and Rock With Squeeze in New York. Nesbeth also did several interviews backstage prior to his performances and got a chances to visit as well as sit in over ten (10) live radio inteviews in and around the city. Among his list of acheivements, Nesbeth landed an exclusive interview which led to a centre spread and cover feature in the October issue of New York base Gorgeous Magazine. On his return to the island Nesbeth press on with the promotion with the focus on radio and “Drive By”, Jan Biggs Production single. In november he got settled in the studios where he commenced work on two (2) releases for the Christmas holidays. Drive By did well and is still lingering on a number of local charts, the single is said to be "an anthem" on Metro FM in Kenya. Nesbeth released two (2) singles as promised “A Nuh Suh Mi Waan Live” and Question in the midst of the Christmas season, he performed on a number of local events including STING 2009 and ended his year on a positive note. Nesbeth is pleased with the nominations for “Singjay of the Year” as he believes "it is in recognition of the work done in 2009" and the world of opportunities created for the artiste in 2010.

HIGHLIGHTS!! Cush Hunta celebrates his birthday on Saturday February 6th his management is currently in the process of planning a celebration party for the artiste at Club Aphrodisiac, Portmore Heart Academy on the day. Cush Hunta’s party will be toasted by popular radio djs and artistes. I-Octane tours Europe from February to March and awaits the release date of his debut album. Octane is nominated in three (3) categories for the 2010 EME Awards. When young Bitta released his “Thank God Its Friday” single on Tremma House Club Banger riddim, little did he knew that the single would still be getting airplay. Bitta now enjoys the feedback and request for dubs and jingles from several radio djs including US and London base radio jocks.