Friday, September 8, 2023

The Caribbean Music Awards debuted last Thursday at the historic Kings Theatre in Brooklyn, New York, with a full house coming out to see the Caribbean's leading musical stars perform, be recognised and accept their awards in their respective categories.

The show was hosted by the legendary Haitian rapper Wyclef Jean of Fugees fame and saw performances from top Caribbean acts including Jean himself, Jada Kingdom, Dexta Daps, Skeng, Nailah Blackman, Ding Dong and Angela Hunte.

Several awards were also handed out on the night including Trinidadian soca legend Machel Montano being bestowed with a Lifetime Achievement Award; Beres Hammond was awarded an Elite Icon Award; Kompa Music Honoree award to the late Haitian artiste Mikaben and Trinidadian act Kes copping the People's Choice Award.

Plus, Spice received the prestigious Philanthropy Award From Jamaican Consulate of Atlanta Dr Elaine Bryan, and Rock-star supermodels Naomi Campbell and Winnie Harlow put on a golden display at the Victoria's Secret fashion show in Manhattan Center on Wednesday.

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<strong id="strong-8da8bec375f4dacaf0b3b2d1d3993b2e"><strong id="strong-a18aa5492af5f1f6ab036dfd9918be48">Love like...Wo! </strong></strong>- American singer and actress Mya, styled by Aliecia Brisset, stunned on the red carpet. (Photo: Courtesy of Aceion Cunningham)
<strong id="strong-f4c76c41554bed412bf0355230a2860b">Spice Rocks ATL </strong>- Grammy-nominated artiste Grace "Spice" Hamilton receives the philanthropic award from Honorary Consul for Jamaica in Atlanta Dr Elaine Bryan during a Jamaican Independence celebratory event at Peachtree Road United Methodist Church, Buckhead, Georgia.
She later expressed her unwavering love for Jamaica and called for the audience's continued support of the island.
<strong id="strong-f1c2e2567cff7eb20256a34a525ccadc">Blessed Is The Man </strong>- Grammy award-winning reggae artiste and double award winner Kabaka Pyramid copped the Impact Reggae Award and Reggae Album of the Year. (Photo: Courtesy of Aceion Cunningham)
<strong id="strong-3da5add51d069ff0e07393761e88d0ac">A Golden Display</strong> - British Jamaican supermodel Naomi Campbell stunned at the Victoria Secret fashion show in a gold number from Lagos-based fashion designer Bubu Ogisi. (Photo: AFP)
...Meanwhile Jamaican-Canadian model Winnie Harlow delivered in a risqué cut-out gold 'fit. (Photo: AFP)
<strong id="strong-b6e7d06900fe3ad07da3c0d84ed8f01f">Happiest Man Alive</strong> - Soca artiste and Lifetime Achievement awardee Machel Montano could not have missed the event. (Photo: Courtesy of Aceion Cunningham)
<strong id="strong-2e62bd8e6913dafba223aa15016deb57">Ready Or Not</strong> - Haitian rapper Wyclef Jean went 'colourific' for the event. (Photo: Courtesy of Aceion Cunningham)

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