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Top Ten Jamaican Celebrity Quotes of the 2013: "Who Said What?"

Written by Mellesia Harmon

“I know what it is to not have the things that I want, so I work hard to make sure that at the end I can do the things that I want to do, especially when it comes to my family and helping in my community and assisting where I need to” – Do you know which Jamaican Celebrity said that this year? See our top ten great Jamaican Celebrity quotes to find out!

10. “This album is part of Jamaica’s reggae revival. It’s the continuation of the legacy left by icons like Bob Marley and Peter Tosh” – Chuck Fenda on his new album ‘Jah Element’ which launched at King Jammy’s studio in Kingston (www.jamaicaobserver.com/entertainment/Fenda-is-in–his-element-_15269486)

9. “I am against that! Yuh haffi leave that fi dancehall and places where children won’t be. The bus has your Grandma, your kids, your girl, and Christians on it” – Renegade, RDX member on banning lewd and/or dancehall music from public passenger vehicles (jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20131031/ent/ent1.html

8. “I don’t think I had any advantage by being Jamaican. She (Naomi Campbell) is on the how to work and win. She didn’t even give any indication that she liked me. I remember her saying “Oh yeah I like your features” but I was really surprised and excited to be chosen by her” – Model Racquel Smith, on how she beat over 10, 000 contestants to be pat f UK’s ‘The Face’ and on Naomi Campbell’s team (www.jamaicaobserver.com/entertainment/Local-model-makes-it-on-the-Face-UK_1515231655)

7. “This is not marijuana music… Just a message from the ones that use it. Don’t abuse it cause a mind that is fertile brings forth something that’s worthwhile” – Protoje, posting lyrics of his song “Marijuana Song” to mark its 500,000 viewing on Youtube (Facebook: Protoje)

6. “Jamaica has become a corrupt country. We have been involved with a lot of scamming” – Freddie McGregor, on corruption and the music industry in Jamaica (jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20130829/ent/ent1.html)

5. “I am not homophobic” – Queen Ifrica responding to criticisms that she is homophobic stemming from her comments made at the annul Jamaica Grand Gala (www.jaamicaobserver.com/news/Gay-rights-group-launches-campaign-against-Queen-Ifrica)

4. “The south of France is simply beautiful! Just got of stage, great vibes!!!” – Kymani Marley on tour in Gignac, France @Festival Ecaussysteme (Twitter: @MaestroMarley)

3. “You killed it @Tessanne! The entire nation of #Jamaica is alive with your energy! @teamteassanne @Wayne_Marshall” – Adam Stewart, on Tessanne Chin’s amazing performance on The Voice on NBC (Twitter: @AdamStewart)

2. “Even after 50 years of musical contributions, to my country I am still no being fully recognized. I can’t help but wonder what is the criteria to be honored as too often talents are killed because of friendship and payola” – Freddie McGregor, on the politics of the music industry in Jamaica and being recognized for you talent and not your status (www.jamaicaobserver.com/entertainment/Freddie-calls-for-more-recognition_1540408798)

1. “I know what it is to not have the things that I want, so I work hard to make sure that at the end I can do the things that I want to do, especially when it comes to my family and helping in my community and assisting where I need to” – Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, explaining why she is driven toward excellence as she knows what it is like to have it hard in life ad she intends not to go back there. Proof it’s not where you’re coming from but where you’re going (jamaica-gleaner.com/20131119/sports/sports1.html)

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Mellesia Harmon