With their song ‘Jealous Ova’ gaining traction since its video release recently, dancehall artistes Tifa and Dexta Daps have become the target of scammers.
The music video was released about a week ago and already unscrupulous persons have come out of the woodworks trying to profit from their work. Reports are that persons have set up fake Facebook accounts and have been trying to collect money on behalf of both parties.
According to Craig Harrisingh of Daseca Productions, “People have created fake Facebook pages and email accounts presenting themself as Dexta Daps or as his management. They are taking people’s money for dub plates and deposits for shows.”
He continued, “Dexta Daps does not conduct any business whatsoever via social media. If his business doesn’t go through DASECA Productions it’s not real. This has been going on for about a month. In the past two weeks or so these people have started to include Tifa in their scamming deal. They are now telling promoters that they can get Dexta Daps and Tifa as a package at a ridiculous price. Daseca Productions is the sole booking agent for Dexta Daps, and Solid Agency handles all of Tifa’s bookings.”
Both Tifa and Dexta Daps have since made posts on their social media informing the public of the scam.
Meanwhile, Jealous Ova continues to do well having debuted at number 17 on Ernie B’s Top 20 reggae chart in the UK which airs on Capital Extra, a mainstream R&B/hip-hop station in the UK.
The Daseca-produced single has been impacting radio over the past few months, and the accompanying music video, which was directed by Short Films Ja and shot on location at Lime Cay, has been getting online views and airplay.
In a release sent to THE STAR, both artistes were pleased with the song’s success.
“It’s an awesome feeling. I’m happy and elated,” said Tifa.
Dexta Daps added, “Jealous Ova is doing amazing right now. It definitely seems to be one of the ladies’ favourite. Everywhere I go and perform it, the reception is crazy, not to mention when Tifa and I perform it together as you can see at the Bugle and friends show. The song is doing exceptionally well in the UK. It’s on the charts over there and I give thanks for that.”
In addition to Jealous Ova, Tifa has other songs in rotation such as One Time, Mi Sumn Good and Sad Bad with Chino McGregor.
Dexta Daps, on the other hand, has been making massive waves with popular songs like Morning Love and 7 Eleven.
Dancehall artiste Spice has taken to Instagram to lash out at the annual Youth View Awards after her song, So Mi Like It, was snubbed at the show.
According to the sometimes controversial dancehall artiste, she deserved to win all her nominations.
“So you expect me to roll over and play dead? You expect after all the hard work I put in, I’m gonna sit back and let you act like I didn’t deserve what was due to me? Did you think that me of all persons would be quiet about how, biased this industry is?Well, let me tell you this if you didn’t want to hear it, So Mi Like It is one of the biggest dancehall songs last year. Not to mention the most viewed video out of Jamaica last year. So you are trying to tell me the people hated this song so much that no one voted for it?,” she directed to Youth View Awards official Instagram page.
She continued her rant stating that fans of Jamaican music were disappointed.
“If you are going to keep such a beautiful ceremony, please make it logical and truthful because the people are not blind and dem a talk bout it. Yes, I won Female Artiste of the Year, thanks, but you didn’t have to award me for that title I knew it belonged to me hands down,” she said.
Spice also suggested that even her competitors knew that they were outshined in 2014. “Fair is fair … that song should have been awarded, this is not going to discourage me, my strength only pushes me to work harder suh mi can show unno up,” she said.
The deejay also pulled a Kanye West stunt advising her peers to stop collecting awards which they know they are not deserving off.
“Some a unno artiste fi stop collect people things too because mi know guilt a nyam out unno belly bottom,” she posted.
Spice was unavailable – for a follow up comment. However, reggae/dancehall artise Konshens posted on his Instagram earlier this year that he did not feel like he deserved some of his nominations. Popular selector Tony Matterhorn also posted a video to his Instagram page lashing out against the show.
Kanye West is perhaps one of the few recording artistes to have given away awards which he felt he did not deserve.
So Mi Like It was nominated for Favorite Local Music video and Hottest Summer Song. The Notnice records-produced song has more than 15 million views on YouTube and was remixed by Busta Rhymes.
EVEN from behind bars, Vybz Kartel is hailed by many as dancehall’s finest artiste. On Saturday, the incarcerated entertainer validated those plaudits by copping four awards at the Youth View Awards.
His sons, Little Addi and Little Vybz, took home the awards for their father, much to the delight of the audience. The National Indoor Sports Centre erupted when the deejay won his first award for Favourite Male Local Artiste of The Year. The screams were followed by chants of ‘Free World Boss’, in reference to the artiste. Kartel
also won Favourite Dancehall Artiste of the Year, Favourite Local Chart-topping Song, and Hottest Summer Song.
Kartel was sentenced to 35 years in prison last April for the August 2011 murder of Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams.
Roots singer Chronixx and deejay Tifa won three and two awards, respectively. Chronixx and Protoje won Favourite Musical Collaboration for the single,
The ‘Spurilina’ artiste also walked away with awards for Celebrity Role Model and Favourite Cultural Artiste of the Year.
Tifa was voted Female Fashion Icon of The Year and Young, Hot and Hype Female of the year.
Also receiving awards were Kranium, Stone Love sound system, Konshens, Ding Dong, Shady Squad, Spice, Mavado, Kalado, Entertainment Report, Kevin Downswell, Alkaline, Rvssian, Bambino, Miss Kitty, and RD Studios.
There were entertaining performances from Tarrus Riley, Ding Dong, Chi Chi Ching, The YVA Nation, Jesse Royal, and Ikaya.
There was mixed reaction to Kranium’s performance.
When the singer did his hit song Lifestyle, the audience sang along. However, a section of the crowd got quiet when he performed the explicit Nobody Has to Know, accompanied by raunchy dancers.
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As dancehall artiste Masicka tries to find a stable footing in the music industry after leaving the Konshens-led SubKonshus Music last year, another hurdle has come in his way, as a woman is alleging that he is not taking care of their son.
On February 5, 2014, a Facebook group, ‘Masicka Fi Mine Him Son’ was created and already has 145 members. The description on the group says, “Encourage unu DJ fi mine him son.”
On that same day, someone commented in the group and said, “go to court and tell them you want to take out a summons for him and them will deal with it from there …, but how I don’t see any pic with you and him?”
To that the person who created the group responded, “He is never around so you won’t see a pic of me and him.”
In addition, numerous pictures of the child were posted in the group. The same child can also be seen numerous times on Masicka’s Instagram page.
But the woman did not stop there, as she also took her rant to Instagram earlier this week, where she launched an attack on the artiste, but deleted the post some hours later.
In that post, the woman accuses him of being a homosexual, as well as someone who engages in oral sex.
“Himbuss before him. Oh wow! Waste a everything. Si mi and rush mi nuh dawg a dat yuh fi do. Loud and proud …; defend it and mek people dead now,” she said, in the Instagram post that was made on Monday.
The WEEKEND STAR tried to get in contact with the woman who made the posts but was unsuccessful.
However, when Masicka was asked to comment on the matter, he said, “no, no time at all. Mi tek mi family thing and mi son personal.”
Meanwhile, since the start of the year, Masicka has released songs like General A Road, Just Can’t Do It and Waiting.
After igniting a Twitter war with Khloe Kardashian back in the States, Amber Rose took her killer curves to Trinidad and Tobago to party in a bold bikini.
“Back to me killin the gram,” she wrote on Instagram Tuesday, sharing a selfie of her sexy snakeskin bikini.
The 31-year-old model didn’t let her feud with the Kardashian/Jenner clan get her down as she was seen booty dancing to soca and calypso music at the Trinidadian Carnival in her scantily-clad costume.
This isn’t the first sexy star we’ve seen in one of these eye-catching, barely there carnival getups. Rihanna has attended Crop Over Carnival in her homeland of Barbados several times, which closely mirrors the Trinidad Carnival.
Kwashawna Records, which is owned by Shawn ‘Shawn Storm’ Campbell, is gearing up for the release of the highly anticipated ‘Kuminar’ rhythm, which features a heavyweight roster of artistes.
“The previous project, the ‘Tanbad riddim’, was releasedOctober last year and is still hot in the streets and on the radio. The label’s next production is called the ‘Kuminarriddim’ andit is going to take the place by storm, no pun intended,” Troy Blunt, road manager ofKwashawna Records, said.
“The record label is being run by Shawn Storm, and is monitored through his lawyer. The production is being distributed by Johnny Wonder of 21st Hapilos,” he added.
The rhythm features Vybz Kartel, Shawn Storm, Stylysh, Gage, A Game, Destiny, Konshens, John D, Destiny, Voicemail, Masicka, Tussan, and Shaq1. The riddim will be officially released on Saturday, but it is already getting a buzz on the radio.
“The Vybz Kartel single was premiered on Suncity Radio 104.9last week by JJ Wizzle, and it loud in the streets. On February 21 when this drop, whether you hate it or not, straight up to Billboard overload top, on the world map,” Blunt said.
Shawn Storm, aka Sivva, was convicted last year, alongside Vybz Kartel and two others, of the murder of dancer Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams.He will have to serve 25 years before he is eligible for parole. At the time of his conviction, he was adamant that he was wrongfully convicted.
“To the fans and fams, I am an innocent man and I am just saying I am good and in great health and spirit. So, from me to the fans and ma fams and my mother, daughter and family, I am confident that, in the long run, I will be vindicated,” Campbell stated in a message to his supporters.
Former Miss Jamaica Universe and media personality Yendi Phillipps announced on TVJ’s Smile Jamaica yesterday that she will be leaving the morning programme early next month.
Phillipps, who has been co-host of the morning show for a few years, made the announcement following the last segment of the show, called Off the Shelf.
Her last day will be on March 3.
“Don’t cry for me Argentina…” she sang, while placing her co-host Neville Bell’s head on her shoulder.
“I know that she would be making the announcement, but I did not watch Smile this (yesterday) morning,” said the station’s general manager Claire Grant.
It is unclear who will replace Phillipps or what her next move will be. However, rumours have swirled that she has a stint in Canada lined up.
Following the former beauty queen’s announcement, persons took to social media to express sadness at the news.
“What is this I am hearing, Yendi leaving Smile Jamaica, nooo way Am gonna miss u a lot,” said Twitter user Cheryl Johnson.
“OMG, why, why plz don’t go. What am I going to do without you in di mornings, mi stop watch TV now,” tweeted another user, Monifa Moni. Yet another user, Shelley Anne, tweeted, “nooooooooo, you can’t leave, where are you going”.
Phillipps continues to be a role model to a number of young females. In 2011, she established a foundation to help the fight against cervical cancer.
Konshens “Shake”, Rvssian Riddim, produced by Rvssian
Head Concussion Records 2014
Official viral video by Rickey Teetz performing Thug Luv. © 2015 Good Good Production
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