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3RD ANNUAL REGGAEXCLUSIVE RECOGNITION AWARDS

3RD ANNUAL REGGAEXCLUSIVE RECOGNITION AWARDS
TO BE HELD ON SUNDAY JUNE 29TH, 2014 TORONTO PLAZA HOTEL 1677 Wilson Ave, Toronto For more info call: 647.668.3989 / 647.720.1367 E: reggaexclusive@rogers.com

ReggaeXclusive Entertainment News will be celebrating their 3rd Annual ReggaeXclusive Recognition Awards to be held on Sunday June 29th, 2014 at the Toronto Plaza Hotel located at 1677 Wilson Avenue West in Toronto. ReggaeXclusive Entertainment News is a quarterly Reggae Entertainment Magazine that has been up and running consistently over the past 12 years. We cover Cultural News, Views, Reviews and Interviews within the Reggae Music Industry in Canada and Worldwide, with special focus on the Canadian Reggae Music scene. Our main objective for doing the Awards Ceremony is to honor the people and businesses who have contributed and supported ReggaeXclusive Magazine over the 12 year span and who have also positively promoted the culture of Canadian Reggae Music in Canada and worldwide.

We will be presenting seven (7) Memorial Awards to seven individuals: The Karl Mullings Memorial Award, The Jakkie Mittoo Memorial Award, The Delroy Sterling Memorial Award, The Lance Engleton Memorial Award, The Pamela Maynard Memorial Award, the Sugar Minott Memorial Award and the Nelson Mandela Memorial Award. We also have our Spotlight Awards, Foundation Artist Awards, Salute Award, Longevity Awards, Personnel Awards and Business Awards. To add some spice to the Awards Ceremony we will be entertained by a host of Stars the likes of Demolition Man, Mighty Mystics, Thinka Francis, Clement Gordon, King Ujah, Empress Minott, Wally Ritchie, Prophecy Izis (Mtl.), Auresia (Mtl.), Skibu (UK). The Jempress, Jahsmin Daley and Norval Edgehill to name a few. Also coming from the USA is Yonnette Hooper and Kapa Shanti. Special International Guest Artists will be appearing. There will also be a special opening Dance performance. We will be musically entertained by African Star Sound (Jamaica). Our host for the evening is Ms Carrie Mullings of Rebel Vibez (CHRY 105.5FM), with our MCs being Mr. Luther Brown and Puggy Simeon of CHRY 105.5FM. Doors are open at 6pm and the Awards Ceremony begins at 8pm sharp.

Special door prizes will be given away for ticket holders only so make sure to get your tickets early. There will also be a free airline ticket to Jamaica courtesy of Fly Jamaica to be raffled at the event. Advance tickets are $25, $30 at the door. Recognition and thanks to all our Sponsors. For more information call: 647-668-3989 or 647-720-1367 or email: reggaexclusive@rogers.com / reggaexclusive@hotmail.com.

DONNA MAKEDA IS CANADIAN REGGAE ROYALTY! (By Natalie White of Buzz Editorial, JA)

Donna Makeda, internationally renowned as Canada’s Reggae Empress, started singing and performing as a child and is still going strong. Rooted and grounded as a Rastafarian and of Guyanese descent, she graduated from Trebas Institute with a diploma in Recorded Music Production. She went on to publish her own reggae magazine called ReggaeXclusive Entertainment News. Her accolades and awards are numerous and include the Consul General’s Award of Guyana and the Female Dancehall DJ of The Year at the 20th Canadian Reggae Music Awards. Other awards includes Top Reggae Newcomer 1993, Top Reggae Dancehall DJ (female) 1995, 1996, 1999, 2003, 2004 and Top Reggae Music Video for Jah Great Woman in 1995 just to name a few. Donna released extensive singles and albums; “Who Can Endure” “Jah Ah De Rulah” which includes songs like Come Into My Life featuring Prince Everald, Make Love, Not War featuring Roger B and In My House featuring Negus Morris of the Heptones. The video of Jah Great Woman can be seen on Much Music and propelled her on to the global stage in areas such as the Caribbean, North America and Europe that subsequently got her signed to a licensing deal with Amiata Records in Italy for the remix of Life Story. Her deep involvement in stage plays landed her the lead role in a Documentary film titled Roots Daughters alongside Judy Mowatt. Her appearance and opening acts for internationally renowned artistes such as Capleton, Coco Tea, Marcia Griffiths, Sister Carol, Culture, Beres Hammond, Buju Banton, Michael Rose, Cutty Ranks and Louie Culture have shown her up in so many places like Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Calgary, internationally in Barbados, Guyana, New York and Jamaica. Donna is now leaving her mark here on the island in the Cash Global Records Commercial on CVM TV alongside Beenie man and Rich Kid. She was loved by the audience on stage with tunes from said Label Gwehnazi feat. Chatta, and Badmind feat. King Ujah from the Cash Global HQ. The soon to be released Things Ain’t Always What It Seems on the Mad Run Riddim is in the selected list of tunes to be lead songs and video single, it is arguably the best tune up to date Donna has done. We were pleased to have Mr. Williams of Cash Global Records on “The Buzz” giving an in-depth level of information about the upcoming tour, the release and its artistes including Donna, he was very dogmatic to say “Donna Makeda is undoubtedly the Canadian Empress of Reggae Music Royalty, there isn’t one person or entity in the Canadian reggae fraternity that she hasn’t impacted somehow or another and that is her legacy.” So we anticipate the release of the single and the appearance of Empress Donna Makeda.

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