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

Written by Mellesia Harmon

“Even after 50 years of musical contributions, to my country I am still not being fully recognized. I can’t help but to wonder what is the criteria to be honoured as too often talents are killed because of friendship and payola” – Do you know which Jamaican Celebrity said that this week? See our top ten great celeb quotes to find out!

“Even after 50 years of musical contributions, to my country I am still not being fully recognized. I can’t help but to wonder what is the criteria to be honoured as too often talents are killed because of friendship and payola” – Freddie McGregor, on the politics of the music industry in Jamaican and being recognized for your talent and not your status (www.jamaicaobserver.com/entertainment/Freddie-calls-for-more-recognition_15408798)

“Many male producers don’t take us seriously when we want to conduct strictly business. Their aim is to go beyond professionalism” – Danielle ‘Yola Moi’ Chang, from placing second in at the Karate Championship in Cyprus to her new single ‘Nuh Wine Discreet’; Yola Moi speaks about being in the music industry and its controversial nature (www.jamaicaobserver.com/entertainment/Yola-MOI-KICKS-IT-WITH-NEW-TRACK_15432251)

“Reggae music will always do very, very well. Just put out good material and be consistent” – Peter Lloyd, on his new single ‘Blood On Your Hands’ and tackling social ills through music (www.jamaicaobserver.com/entertainment/Peter-Lloyd-starts-dialogue_15368839) 

“Respect for all the well wishes, all the good words and prayers. Big up unnuh damn self!” – Tommy Lee Sparta, recouping after a crash this week. Speedy recovery & get well! (Facebook: Tommy Lee Sparta)

“This is who I am. I live in a big sphere of light. Like a little baby exploring his powers for the first time.’ I see Jah light shining, from the west to the east. Any day now I shall be released'” – Chronixx, on growing and becoming a force to be reckoned with in the music industry. Keep going strong Chronixx, ten step ahead a dem! (Instagram: @chronixxmusic)

“Its a New day…And you must give thanks inna New way…Life is so much more important than the things of this earth so protect it 1st” – Romain Virgo, on his all-island tour giving thanks and loving life. Bless up Romain (Twitter: @RealRomainVirgo)

“Thank you Father for allowing me to see one more birthday” – Leford Green, happy birthday Leford and have a great one! (Twitter: @Leford_Green)

“Big up me bredda blacka dan di rest aka @leford_green pon him Drop from space day #Earthstrong” – Warren Weir, hailing Leford Green on his birthday or drop from space day! (Instagram: @Warren Weir)

“I am extremely happy to get this project out to the people. I think it shows my growth as an artiste and the unity of the message among the multiplicity of producers involved with this compilation” – Kabaka Pyramid, on his new EP ‘Lead the Way’. Congrats! (www.jamaicaobserver.com/entertainment/Kabaka-Pyramid-drops-new-EP_15408049)

“I am a super proud mommy today. My son Marco Dean won his inter-school swimming competition #golden #child” – D’Angel, celebrating her son’s win. You go Marco Dean! (Facebook: D’Angel)

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Mellesia Harmon