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

Written by Mellesia Harmon

“I am a dead man here talking to you” – Do you know which Jamaican Celebrity said that this week? See our Top Ten great Jamaican Celebrity quotes to find out!

“I wish I could go to every single person and give them a hug and thank them because that win; that award that I have now in my house is just as much theirs as it is mine because I could not have done this without them” – Tessanne Chin, in an interview on Jamaican hit television programme ‘OnStage’ thanking fans and speaking about her journey while on the talent show The Voice the challenges, the lessons, the good and bad and making her way forward (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhs7cb8BOEg)

“My family and friends are my support system. You showed me your heart and not just lip talk. I needed to hear you my IrieSocial Family, and yes I did, loud and clear. You have been there for me in the good times and bad. Without you I have no idea where I would be, and I know that you’re genuine love for me is what keeps me smiling and going. God bless you All. One love!” – Asafa Powell, reaching out to his family, friends and fans by saying thanks for the support as he goes through a rather difficult time as he is currently facing doping charges (Facebook: Asafa Powell)

“That was the song that could put them to bed at night and wake them up in the mornings” – Cedella Marley speaking in an interview with ‘SPEAKEASY’ online magazine on her Musical ‘Three Little Birds’ which was inspired by her Children’s book with the same title. The Musical features songs from her father’s albums and is not only for her three children but a dedication to Bob Marley as the Musical is also a celebration of his 69th birthday on February 6 2014 (http://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2014/01/09/cedella-marley-on-three-little-birds-and-bob-marleys-legacy/)

“Always great to encourage young student athletes. Happy to mentor at today’s Digicel MVP Grassroots Camp at the National Stadium. After round 2 of my daily training session it is good to have my niece prepare my ice bath! Have a great weekend :)” – Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, fulfilling her role as Digicel’s Brand Ambassador by mentoring young student athletes to prepare them for a career in sports and at the same time being assisted by one little person (her niece) with her career by making her ice bath (Facebook: Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce)

“So from 1987 I’ve been a freelance performer all over the world. I’ve toured all of Europe, including Britain and America, Brazil, Canada, Singapore, Japan and Africa” – Jean Breeze, Jamaican born Poet in an interview on her life work and recovering from two clots that were on her lungs which caused her to be in a coma (http://jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20140117/ent/ent2.html)

“Given the effort put in so far, I’m happy where my career is right now” – Konshens, celebrating his 29th birthday on January 11 with a packed venue (of mostly females of course). The dancehall artiste has done well in 2013 having a couple hit songs, going on a few tours and launching his new shoe line ‘Kons876’ (http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/entertainment/A–Konshe-ous–birthday-party_15767816)

“Its a long time we have not seen Stitchie on the local scene and I really want to see that energy that he will bring” – Tony Rebel, speaking on the final preparations for his show ‘Rebel Salute’ which features gospel artiste Stitchie who has not performed in Jamaica for some time (http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/entertainment/ALL-SYSTEMS-GO-FOR-REBEL-SALUTE_15773467)

“We have lost our dancing arena. Passa Passqa and Dutty Fridayz were like our national arena. Now we onle have Uptown Mondayz an’ some of the selectors are only playing ‘money pull-up’ songs” – Ding Dong, echoing similar comments as his contemporary Shelly- Belly on the lack of a strong ‘dance’ presence on the dancehall scene in recent years especially from male dancers (http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/entertainment/Dancing-up-a-storm-with-Ding-Dong_15760860)

“If you fall behind, run faster. Never give up, never surrender, and rise up against the odds” – Yohan Blake indeed rising up against the odds as he is back at training after a nasty injury last season which prevented him from participating at major events such as the IAAF World Championships in Moscow (Twitter: @YohanBlake)

“I am a dead man here talking to you” – Isaiah Laing, former police detective turned show promoter of the annual December 26th show ‘Sting’ at the launch of his autobiography “Point Blank Range: A Bad Man Police – The Isiah Laing Story” which he co-authored with partner Josef Bogdanovich who is setting his sights on making the book a movie (http://jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20140117/ent/ent3.html)

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Mellesia Harmon