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

Written by Mellesia Harmon

“Open-minded music is music that does not have any limits or boundaries on it. So everyone can get into it, because it’s not in a box, it’s not in a prison. It is free music” – Do you know which Jamaican Celebrity said that this week? See our top ten great Jamaican Celebrity quotes to find out!

“Getting an Our story lesson from Pan Africanist and fellow Campionite Mandingo – Backstage at the Hootananny in Brixton London before I touch di stage #inspiration” – Kabaka Pyramid, meeting one of his role models on tour in London (Facebook: Kabaka Pyramid)

“This dont even make any sense! DJs wht Unuh really a do? Then ppl ask whr the $$ & y no funds nah flow in the industry #Jokething #crazy #insane” – Tommy Lee Sparta venting his frustration at the music industry at the above pictured Jamaica Gleaner article which shows local players in the dancehall industry earning very little of the profits (Instagram: @tommyleesparta)

#bringbackourgirls 223 still not home. Still praying for the return of these young girls. In GOD we trust @cherinetv” – Cherine Anderson, one of the first local artistes to join the call for the return of 223 Nigerian girls apart of the 276 who were kidnapped from their boarding school last month #bringbackourgirls (Facebook: Cherine Anderson)

“I’ve done uplifting, cultural songs and disc jocks paid them no mind but a jus’ life. I’ve been paying more attention to my ladies because they have been my reason for reaching this far in the business,” – Aidonia, lamenting on the fact that his ‘uplifting’ songs do not get airplay but his more hardcore songs do but he focuses on the ladies nonetheless as they give a greater response to his music (http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/entertainment/AIDONIA–Doing-it-for-the-ladies_16631413)

BIG UP ALL TEACHERS!!! From all institutions. Can’t imagine life without u guys. Nuff luv SUB!! @subkonshusmusic” – Konshens, greeting all teachers on Teacher’s Day because our educators do mean a lot (Instagram: @koshensojah)

“I cannot be angry, I still have an opportunity to do what I love doing best, which is competing if I choose to do so, so I am grateful and thankful,”- Dominique Blake, Jamaican quarter miler is very grateful and thankful for the reduced sentence by the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) as she had previously received a six month ban from competing following deliberations from the Jamaica Anti-doping Disciplinary Panel almost a year ago (http://www.ianslive.in/index.php?param=news/Dominique_Blakes_six_year_doping_ban_reduced-421968/SPORTS/9)

“This means everything to me. I’ve put in a lot of hard work and it’s the beginning of good things to come,”- D Major, speaking of his debut album to be released on May 27 titled IT’S Magic under the Penthouse/VP Records (http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/entertainment/D-Major-s-debut-set-due-month-end_16608378)

“Music has been my life for the past 30-odd years. It is what I love to do. I am just thankful for the outpouring of love and support I am getting from fans and from those who appreciate what I have done for reggae and for Jamaica,” – AJ Brown, speaking about his music and his love for reggae, his fans and Jamaica even as he is about to receive the Ambassador of Reggae Awardin Toronto, Canada by the Ardenne Alumni Association (http://jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20140505/ent/ent2.html)

“What’s up guys? Just wanted to let y’all know about my latest project called #ChinUpForLupus.Check it all out at http://www.chinupforlupus.org” – Tessanne Chin, starts a new project where she maintains that we changed her life and she too is inspired to change the lives of millions living with Lupus (Twitter: @Tessanne)

“Open-minded music is music that does not have any limits or boundaries on it. So everyone can get into it, because it’s not in a box, it’s not in a prison. It is free music” – Ziggy Marley, speaking to Bill Maher about his new CD Fly Rasta which he defended as being open, conscious music for the people and not crossover reggae as some would have it (http://jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20140505/ent/ent1.html)

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Mellesia Harmon