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

Written by Mellesia Harmon

“These people have no morals anymore. Are we going to do anything for money? I never came into the music business just to sell records. I thought I would just sing for the love of it” – Do you know which Jamaican Celebrity said that this week? See our top ten Jamaican Celebrity quotes to find out!

Sad day for JAMAICA.. Sad Day For DANCEHALL MUSIC… Sad day for ME!.. #Freewurlboss #GazafiLife #Keepyaheadupteacher” – Sean Kingston, commenting on Kartel’s incarceration following a ten to one guilty verdict in less than two hours of the jury deliberating (Instagram: @seankingston)

If u from the streets u wish this on no man… Hol up u head adijah” – Konshens, posting an old photo of himself and Vybz Kartel back in the day before even the Kartel’s skin bleaching phase. Keep strong Kartel and learn from this rather harsh lesson (Instagram: @konshenssojah)

“Things looking bright for me right now. I had a song on the radio since I was 13 years old, so I have a few years experience which will help me to understand the business. Over the years, the greatest thing I have learned is to know who is your true friend in the music business.” – Deejay Shano, getting back in the dancehall spotlight with his two latest tracks She Goes up feat. Vybz Kartel and another song Walk Out after a long absence following his smash hit Lightening Flash in 2006 (http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/entertainment/Deejay-Shane-O-returns-with-a-bang_16263404)

“Give thanks to all the wonderful fathers out there. God has blessed my daughter with an amazing daddy….lucky nana … Not1badwordabthim” – Ce’Cile, speaking about her beau Singjay Chris Martin as a great father. Positive vybz reppin’ for good dads out there! (Twitter: @IAMTHECCECILE)

“It is clear to see that dancehall has suffered a black eye, based on Buju’s incarceration and now Kartel’s guilty verdict. We are in serious trouble. I think we need a serious turnaround in the music industry (but) it goes beyond the music to the wider society. Jamaica needs a spiritual healing” – Ralston Barrett, Booking Agent and Publicist breaks down what he thinks will happen with Jamaican dancehall music with not only with Kartel’s incarceration but also with Buju Banton’s arrest in the USA (http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/entertainment/Dancehall-faces-the-music_16272973)

So happy to link up with Tessanne Chin, she’s the sweetest ever #jamaica #proud #movement #washrooment” – Samantha J, rising dancehall starlet hangs with the big ‘Voice’ Tessane Chin…wonder what they are up to? (Facebook: Samantha J)

“We created this last year to allow the contestants to show their personalities, as a lot of people don’t realise how important a factor it is on the international level,” – Deiwght Peters CEO of Saint International, speaking on the Fashion Face of the Caribbean model competition and the different elements they have introduced to the show including a talent segment (http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/entertainment/Model-hopefuls-flaunt-vocals_16216426)

“Another day new video with I-Octane at Tower Hill” – Kymani Marley, shooting a video for his song Another Day feat I-Octane in one of Jamaica’s well known inner city areas (Facebook: Kymani Marley)

My Tribute to Marijuana —-> The whole world all of a sudden just realizing how good marijuana is, long time rasta a tell them that marijuana must free up for the health, economic and environmental benefits that this great plant have. LEGALIZE IT NOW” – Keznamdi, refrring to his song Grade which speaks to the use of marijuana which is now a highly debatable topic as Jamaica takes steps to decriminalize its sale and use (Facebook: Keznamdi)

“These people have no morals anymore. Are we going to do anything for money? I never came into the music business just to sell records. I thought I would just sing for the love of it” – Barrington Levy, expressing disgust at recently released sons by dancehall artistes such as Demarco, Konshens and Alkaline that contain highly charged sexual undertones accompanied by an equally highly charged video displaying sexual messages (http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/entertainment/Levy-hits-out–at-porn-music-_16203350)

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Mellesia Harmon