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

Written by Mellesia Harmon

“Once again was that word, religion, full of rules and regulations – just what I wanted to be free from” – Do you know which Jamaican Celebrity said that this week? See our top ten great quotes of the week to find out!

“Happy Black History Month! Jamaican Olympic Heroes Wint, Rhoden, McKenley & MacDonald 1948 and 1952 Olympic Games 4 Jamaicans won Olympic medals putting Jamaica on the map. In the process being the only country in history to have beaten the US in the 4×400. Also breaking the world record which stood for 8 years” – Warren Weir, giving his ‘FB’ followers a little history on athletics (Facebook: Warren Weir)

“One makes a film and must enter international film festivals for marketing and publicity purposes and (if lucky) for distribution possibilities. Today, most film festivals are ‘trade fairs’ it’s an important platform to get your work out there and be seen and recognized – Mary Wells, speaking about her film ‘Kingston Paradise’ which won the Festival Programmers Award – Narrative Feature at the Pan American Film Festival in Baldwin Hills, California (http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/entertainment/Wells-in-movie–Paradise-_16110794)

“The more I look at religion is the more I see how trapped people are. But hey. To each his/her own nutten but love for each and everyone” – Etana on her spiritual beliefs affirming later that like Ziggy Marley LOVE is her religion (Twitter: @EtanaStrongOne)

“I made it through the broken glass because of you. And I truly love you” – Marcia Griffiths speaking to fans at the Jamaica Reggae Industry (JaRIA) Awards at its sixth staging (www.jamaicaobserver.com/entertainment/Veterans-Rock_JaRIA)

“It’s always good to be nominated and even though you may not emerge the winner, the fact that you are nominated makes you feel recognized” – Spice, the Dancehall artiste is nominated for Female Artiste of the Year for the Linkage Awards in New York this May (www.jamaicaobserver.com/entertainment/Spice-gets-LINKAGE-AWARD-NOD_16116335)

“Continue to watch over us my beautiful mama… I love you more everyday… Isreal sends her “dearma” sloppy kisses #RIP” – Yendi Phillips, posting a message for her mom who died when she was 14 years old. We say RIP Mama Phillips you would be proud of your baby and grandbaby (Facebook: Yendi Phillips”

“I’m all about conscious lyrics. I want when my songs are out there listeners keep getting something new from it every time” – Kabaka Pyramid, speaking on what he brings to the music industry and where he would like to take his career after winn the Youth View Award for ‘Breakthrough Artiste of the Year’ (http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/entertainment/Kabaka-Pyramid-on-a-mission_16085277)

“It’s @b3caribbeanmagazine thanks for making me a part of this. Me and @agentsasco and @waynemarsheezy reppin for the good daddyz out there. Hits the stands next week, VERY interesting convo!! And the pics are nice too. GET IT. Oh… And WWW.KONZ876.COM why?…just bcuz lololol.” – Konshens representing in B3 Caribbean Magazine with Assassin and Wayne Marsahall for all the good fathers out there working and taking care of their kids (Facebook: Konshens)

“Mi nuh watch sales.Good music, a good music. Our music is spiritual and God music. So if it come, it come” – Ziggy Marley, on his music and what it means to him following his win at the 54th Annual Grammys for Best Reggae Album even though sales for the album was pretty low (www.jamaicaobserver.com/entertainment/New-route-for-Ziggy_16069051)

“Once again was that word, religion, full of rules and regulations – just what I wanted to be free of” – Cindy Breakspeare, speaking at the University of the West Indies, Mona at the Annual Bob Marley Lecture on her relationship with reggae icon Bob Marley and the bridges that they both had to build to overcome their differences (http://jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20140220/ent/ent2.html)

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Mellesia Harmon