Saturday, October 18, 2014

Aidonia Delivers on His Promise by Launching a Charitable Scholarship Programme

As promised, Reggae/Dancehall artiste Sheldon Lawrence better known as Aidonia has launched the One Voice Educational Foundation an 
Aidonia at Maxfield Park Primary in Kingston
initiative geared towards providing help and motivation for youths in the inner city as well as shaping a better further for Jamaica. The foundation which was launched on the grounds of
 the Maxfield Park Primary School in Kingston, values approximately J$300,000 and will be disbursed among five students to cover the cost of books and school fees.

Students have been identified at the Maxfield Park Primary School  that exemplify good behaviour and attitude as well as maintain the highest grades and overall progress through their primary school tenure. The most outstanding student of the five, at GSAT Examinations, will receive grants in the amount of J$200,000 and the remaining students will receive J$20,000 each.

Aidonia made the announcements Friday, October 10, 2014 and has been working in tandem with his mother Monica Lawrence, a teacher at the school and Principal, Ms. Annette McDonald prior to these announcements.  Principal, Annette McDonald lauded the entertainer for his efforts and encourages his peers to emulate his path.  The Dancehall artiste in speaking with the media that were present to witness the launch had this to say:-

"A lot of times when you come from a certain socio-economic background people like to tell you that you won't amount to nothing, so I am just here to help and encourage the youths so they know they can become whatever they aspire to become as long as your remain positively focused on your goals.  sometime to achieve these goals they need help and that is where someone like me step in, not just to give them verbal mentoring but also help financially whenever possible.  You have to bend the tree from it's young if you want it to grown a certain way.  They are the ones who grow up and support our music and make us into successful entertainers so it shouldn't be so difficult for us to render assistance when we see the need."

Aidonia disclosed his intent to launch an educational initiative back in August and made well on that promise with these recent announcements.


Friday, October 17, 2014

BadGal Cecile Release Her Album 'Still Running' While PopCaan Launches His Latest Album "Where We Come From"

She's done it! Yup, finally, once and for all.  Reggae/Dancehall artiste Cecile dropped her
16 track album entitled, 'Still Running' out now on iTunes featuring hit singles, 'Turn It Up' and 'On The Run.'  Support the music by picking up a copy and 'rate' the album on iTunes.  BadGal Cecile is one of 'baddest' Dancehall Divas.  She has scored several hits throughout her music career and has already armed with raft of popular Jamaican singles, albums released in Japan and Europe.
Popcaan Lady Saw Beenie Man Aidonia

Popcaan album launch took place at Triple Century, October 16 in Kingston.  The highlight of the week,  several members of the Jamaican music fraternity came out to support this, his debut 'Where We Come From' (WWCF) album launch.  Popcaan shared what must have been a special moment for him with his fans on IG.  Some photos that stood out for us are of himself and former Gaza artist Blak Ryno and the caption "Ryno did inna di building
Popcaan and Blak Ryno
enuh....hmmm yea man"
 and, in an embrace with the general Agent Sasco aka Assassin, he captioned, "uniting Dancehall is what I do best these..". Other enlightening photos where that of Popcaan and Beenie Man, Lady Saw, SizzlaAidonia and the women behind his booming career, Carlene Samuels and Sharon Burke, "mi woman dem" he captioned (lol). 
Popcaan and AgentSasco 

Lead single, 'Everything Nice' off 'Where We Come From' seem to be doing quite nicely for the deejay with the official video churning millions of views on YouTube and lyric video for single of the same name of the album surpassing the million views mark. Chosen among a group of hard working and very strong contenders including Chronixx and Tarrus Riley, will Popcaan walk away with MOBO Best Reggae Act award October 22? #UnRuly 


Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Shaggy and Ziggy Marley Nominated for Soul Train Awards

Shaggy has been nominated for a Soul Train Award by Centric in the category of Best
International Performance for his single 'You Girl' featuring American RnB's sensation NeYo. Also nominated in the same category are Ziggy Marley for single, "I Don't Want To Live on Mars," Sam smith for "Stay With Me," Machel Montano for "Ministry of Road," Nico and Vinz for "Am I Wrong" and Davido for "Aye."

"It's always a great accomplishment to be acknowledgement for the work I love and enjoy doing everyday.  To Soul Train Awards and CENTRIC thanks for acknowledging the hard work," Shaggy said in a release.

The Soul Train Awards ceremony takes place November 7, 2014 at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. The show will be hosted by Wendy Williams as fans anticipate award presentations to RnB Super Star Chris Brown who has received 7 nominations ahead of his peers with Beyonce following with 6. Artistes are nominated in 12 categories, the show will be aired on BET, November 30 at 8PM ET/PT. 

Back by popular demand, Shaggy announced the fall 2014 leg of his "Out of Many, One Music" tour across North America commencing in Boston, Massachusetts at the Wilbur. The Grammy winning artiste has released a 3rd single off his album entitled, "If U Slip U Slide" which features Melissa Musique.