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

Written by Mellesia Harmon

“I appeal to any misguided individual or individuals who may think it appropriate to seek to threaten or intimidate anyone, stop it” – Do you know which Jamaican Celebrity said that this week? See our top ten great Jamaican Celebrity quotes to find out!

“I felt it was the right time. Younger men will have to step forward and lead the Missionaries of the Poor into the future. I will still help and be active,”- Father Richard Ho-Lung retiring after 33 years as founder of the Kingston-based Missionaries of the Poor. Father Ho-Lung, 74, will still be active but his stellar work leaves behind pretty big shoes to fill (http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/entertainment/Role-change-for-Father-Ho-Lung_16485118)

“I’m always surprised at winning. I’m not used to winning. ‘The Voice’ was the first of many things, trust me,” – Tessanne Chin, is having quite a spectacular run since The Voice. With a rum set to be named after her, Tessanne is now 80% the way of completing her album and will start her tour of the United States from June 24 to August 2 (http://jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20140417/ent/ent6.html)

Giving JAH thanks for another Earthstrong and all fans worldwide for the I-Ternal support. I will never stop talk about Ethiopia, Haile Selassie I, Emanuel, Marcus Garvey and most of the ancient warriors that come and fight for Black liberation” – Capleton, the fire-one himself celebrating another Earth Strong and cemeting his values as he gets one up in life (Facebook: capletonmusic)

“Artistes now have to find new ways of funding albums as record labels no longer front the money to put out a project. It’s really a case of rather than hunting down a record deal once you have material, we are taking the product straight to the market… straight to the fans,” – Colin Young, Rootz Underground Band member, looking at innovative ways to fund their third studio album they will use new media to bridge new frontiers of marketing their band (http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/Entertainment/Rootz-Underground-goes—public-_16452790)

“It’s a great honour and I look forward to finding out exactly how the programme works. It’s an honour to be selected from a number of other possible selectees,” – Mervyn Morris, quie humbled at being slected Jamaica’s new poet laureate after more than 60 years without a selection (http://jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20140416/ent/ent1.html)

In the 66th minute asked GOD to deliver me, In the 67th minute I scored. THAT’S CALLED FAITH!!!” – Darren Mattocks, on why he continues to play Football(Twitter: @darrenmattocks)

“I have not been to Guyana in a long time, so I’m excited to perform with my new band there and play all my new songs from the Full Frequency album for my Guyanese fans,” Sean Paul, upbeat about performing in Guyana at the Easter Fest where he will perform his Full Frequency album (http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/entertainment/Sean-Paul–Cure-for-Guyana-s-Easter-Fest-_16486224)

“They don’t get the attention ’cause of all the foolishness in Jamaica. But there is a big market for these artistes in Europe and North America. Long Beach is just one of those places,” – Freddie McGregor, speaking om the Long Beach Festival in California where he along with other not so recognized artistes in Jamaica, are set to perform (http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/Entertainment/Freddie-takes-vintage-reggae-to-Los-Angeles)

Mi affi rate every yute weh hold di faith cause wi affi mek Jamaica feel PROUD!!! #Lawless” – Cham, tweeting lyrics that embodies himself as he tries to make himself and Jamaca proud (Twitter: @thecham)

“I appeal to any misguided individual or individuals who may think it appropriate to seek to threaten or intimidate anyone, stop it” – Vybz Kartel, in a letter of appeal to individuals who threaten others on his behalf as these actions are only detrimental to his case (http://jamaica-gleaner.com/latest/article.php?id=52306)

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Mellesia Harmon