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

Written by Mellesia Harmon

“I hope the younger artistes will take a page out of my book and think about longevity and not just getting a buss, because a buss does not mean that they have made it,” – Do you know which Jamaican celebrity said that this week? See our top ten Jamaican Celebrity quotes to find out!

I am your son oh eternal creator of the universe. Let my very existence be like incense and perfume in your dwelling. Let my every word and every move be a great act of thanks and praise unto the most high! Jah rasta fari! #teamchronixx #dreadandterrible – Chronixx, affirming his spirituality as his Dread & Terrible Project takes root touring Europe and the United States (Facebook: Chronixx)

“Nobody remember 2007 Osaka when I ran one of the best legs of my life and give Jamaica baton in 2nd place and we didn’t even get a medal.” – Leford Green, commenting on the short-term memory most persons have when it comes to athletes and their successes (Twitter: @Leford_Green)

“We don’t see that as a setback but rather an opportunity which a lot of other young bands can explore in order to executive produce their own projects.” – Rootz Underground, giving feedback on their fund-raising project to assist in promoting and releasing their third studio album which marks their 14th year together as a band. The group set out to raise US$45,000.00 on Indegogo but only garnered ten percent of the sum needed (http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/entertainment/-Rootz–fall-short_16751860).

“Haile Selassie Junior High School students working hard on their essays for our Competition!” – Rita Marley, excited about the “Bob Marley His Music & His Message” Essay Competition for junior high and high school students in Jamaica (Twitter: @nanaritamarley)

Not only here to compete. Also here as an ambassador working: #nikeresearchlab #itsasurprise #robot #fun #pryceless” – Shelly- Ann Fraser-Pryce, having fun as a Nike Ambassador as she competes and works to improve her performance (Facebook: Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce)

Probably my favorite awards show that I’ve ever attended. Blessings and love to all the household workers who mothered us, taught us, and loved us. #endlesslove #youareallpriceless #iloveGraceKennedy #youareme #householdworkeroftheyearawardceremony” – Alaine, the singer posting on the Household Worker of the Year Award Ceremony in which the Prime Minister’s household worker collected the top prize (Twitter: @alainesinga)

Wearing my cross t-shirt. Words cannot express how grateful I am for the sacrifice Jesus made on the cross for me. I love Him and is forever thankful for His unfailing love.” – Veronica Campbell-Brown, being grateful for the opportunity to carry-on despite challenges in having to come back from a doping ban and having to resume training (Instagram: @vcampbellbrown)

“I cannot express how happy I am to be a part of the Columbia Records family. The label has a rich history of developing great artistes and music. As soon as I have my exams under my belt, I can’t wait to get back to producing music and most of all making Jamaica proud,” – Samantha J, in a media release commenting on her signing a recording deal with American Record Label Columbia Records just a year after her musical debut with the song Tight Up Skirt (http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/entertainment/Columbia-signs-Samantha-J_16738894)

“Congrats #teamjamaica on the great display of athletics at the #worldrelays in the Bahamas … 2nd in overall standings #boom” – Asafa Powell, congratulating fellow Jamaican athletes on their wonderful display at the World Relays (Twitter: @officialasafa)

“I hope the younger artistes will take a page out of my book and think about longevity and not just getting a buss, because a buss does not mean that they have made it,” – Freddie McGregor, speaking in light of his 51 years of being in the music industry in Jamaica for which he will be honored at this year’s staging of Reggae Sumfest (http://jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20140525/ent/ent4.html)

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Mellesia Harmon