Entertainment

Ninja's lawyer optimistic

NINJAMAN spent a second night in custody at the Central Police Station in Kingston yesterday.His attorney Valrie Neita-Robertson is, however, optimistic the embattled entertainer will get bail today. Read More

No disrespect, says Yasus Afari
POPULAR dub poet Yasus Afari is adamant that no disrespect was meant to local officials and the House of Parliament when he refused to stand during the ceremonial proceedings in Kingston on Tuesday.... Read More

Trump's rhetoric inspires Jamaican playwright
It's not a good time to be an immigrant in the United States these days. President Donald Trump's rhetoric has made millions of even documented immigrants uncomfortable.... Read More

All-Jamaican cast vie for MOBO
Dancehall artistes Alkaline, Popcaan and Aidonia, alongside roots acts Damian Marley and Chronixx, are nominees for the 22nd Music of Black Origin (MOBO) Awards. They are nominated in the Best Reggae Act category.... Read More

'Papa D' wants more reggae on local airwaves

BY HORACE HINES Observer West reporter | Thursday, October, 19 2017    

MONTEGO BAY, St James - Alarmed by the overwhelming number of foreign acts now satisfying the demand for reggae music, especially in Europe, seasoned roots crooner Papa D is calling for local radio disc jockeys to spin more of that genre of music in a bid to make it more appealing in its... Read More

PHOTO: TOO GOOD

Thursday, October, 19 2017    

Donica Dennis (centre) lead singer for the group Too Good, is caught in a soulful performance during the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce & Industry Yello Media Group Expo 2017 lunch hour concert on Sunday at the Montego Bay Convention Centre. Dennis is a past student of St James High School... Read More

Leroy Gibbons shot in Portmore

BY SIMONE MORGAN-LINDO Observer reporter | Wednesday, October, 18 2017    

VETERAN singer Leroy Gibbons said he is counting his blessings after surviving a shooting incident on Monday morning.The entertainer was shot in the buttocks as he walked with a friend along the Port Henderson main road in Portmore, St Catherine. Read More

Droop gives to Bobo rebuilding effort

Wednesday, October, 18 2017    

DROOP Lion visited the Rastafari community of Bobo Hill in Nine Miles, St Andrew, on the weekend where he made a $50,000 donation to their rebuilding efforts. Read More

Levi sticking to his roots

Wednesday, October, 18 2017    

JAMAICAN-BORN entrepreneur and musician Levi Roots is the headliner of Music & Food For Friends scheduled for Redbones Blues Cafe in New Kingston on Friday. Read More

After 12: A Fabulous Night

Wednesday, October, 18 2017    

The promoters promised a fabulous night, and that it was at 17 Studio One Boulevard, one of the capital city's 'it' venues for parties meant to be successful. It's a venue well known by OBSERVER PHOTOGRAPHER KARL MCLARTY, so he and his camera were at home. Read More

Ninja behind bars

BY SIMONE MORGAN-LINDO Observer reporter morgans@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, October, 18 2017    

UP to press time last night, dancehall artiste Ninjaman was still behind bars at Central Police Station in Kingston. Read More

Jesse Royal tops Billboard chart

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Tuesday, October, 17 2017    

JESSE Royal tops this week's Billboard Reggae album chart with his debut effort Lily of Da Valley. The 14-track set was released on October 6 by Easy Star Records. Read More

Johnny Live series goes 'musical'

Tuesday, October, 17 2017    

This evening's confirmed performers at Johnny Live Comedy Bar series are entertainer Beekle Bailey, beat boxer Mixing Lab, and entertainer Grandpa. Read More

WITH DISTINCTION

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter | Tuesday, October, 17 2017    

The local entertainment industry stood tall at yesterday's National Honours and Awards ceremony at King's House in St Andrew. Read More

Festival 2018 plans take shape

Monday, October, 16 2017    

PLANNING has begun for next year's staging of the Jamaica Festival Song Competition. The 2018 installation should see a revamped and exciting event which will boost the nation's spirit during the Independence period and beyond. Read More



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