Buju Banton will be performing in Jamaica before his planned performance in Trinidad and Tobago next year.
Earlier this week a Trinidadian promoter announced that he booked the reggae legend for his very first show after leaving prison at the end of this year. While the Grammy-winning singer will indeed be performing in the Twin Island Republic, it certainly will not be his first show. A rep for Buju Banton confirmed with Urban Islandz on Tuesday that his team is currently in negotiations with a Jamaican promoter to host his first post-prison concert.
“He wants to perform for his fans at home before going anywhere else so some big announcement will be coming out soon,” a representative for the singer told us in an email. “The show in Trinidad will happen also but I think the promoter jumped the gun in announcing that that will be his first show after leaving prison. The fans at home have been relentless in their support for Buju from the beginning and they never waiver in their support so we putting on something special for them.”
Buju Banton’s manager Donovan Germain also confirmed the news about the Trinidad concert but declined to comment on the one planned for Jamaica since they’re currently in negotiations. He also added that the team has been getting calls from promoters all over the world wanting to book the reggae singer. “We getting calls from Africa, Europe, Central America, and even as far as Australia and Japan,” he said.
Buju Banton, real name Mark Myrie, was sentenced to ten years in prison for drug trafficking. His release date is set for December 8th, 2018, which means he could be performing in Jamaica for Christmas. Buju will be deported to Jamaica following his release from a Georgia prison. Will you be attending the Gargamel’s first post-prison concert?
T&T Promoter of Buju Banton Concert Breaks Silence and Apologizes
Trinidad and Tobago promoter, Glenroy Watson is today expressing apology and regret to organisers of the Love and Harmony Cruise where, earlier this week, an erroneous report insinuating that Buju Banton’s first performance, post prison release, would be in Trinidad and Tobago. Watson today said this is incorrect.
Lamenting that such news, which essentially infuriated many Jamaicans and others on the artiste’s management team, was unfortunately misspoken, Watson, in the same breath assured fans of the ‘Hills and Valleys’ singer in Trinidad and Tobago, that he certainly has secured an April 2019 date, for a concert that will be headlined by Buju. “I am just a bit bothered by the fact that the people of Jamaica and other parties with vested interest in Buju Banton, have been uneasy since the initial announcement was made. That of course, was incorrect. There is absolutely no confirmation just yet, as to where Buju will perform first. We have confirmed our date for the Trinidad and Tobago show in April but that is it. We could never say where Buju will perform first,” he said.
Watson has been a part of the entertainment landscape in the Caribbean and North America for over a decade. In 2009, he hosted the I Am Legend concert event – the last Trinidad and Tobago had seen and experienced the reggae and dancehall hit maker. “We are preparing for what will definitely be a mammoth concert event. Right now though, the important thing is for everyone Buju to be reunited with his family, his close friends and the people of his homeland who love, respect and have missed him,” said Watson.
We can’t review this foundation without mentioning their extensive 40 shade range, a makeup industry first for a brand launch, yet alone for a celebrity brand. This foundation has a natural matte finish, doesn’t dry down cakey or settle into your lines or pores. Its thin, liquid consistency covers well. It is definitely medium-buildable coverage, but I would only build in the sections that need it. The bottle is 1.08 fluid ounces, which is .08 fluid ounces more than an average foundation bottle.
I apply the foundation over well moisturised and primed skin for best application and results. In a tropical climate I would suggest if you’re overly oily, mattify with a mattifying primer only in those oily areas. Set it with a light translucent powder if oily or in a tropical climate.
This foundation can be applied with either a buffing brush or sponge (damp), I would say try both methods to see which you prefer as I have seen people love it ether way.
I would rate the foundation 4 out of 5, it is definitely in my Top 3 foundations of all time. The only thing my HG has over it is lasting power; my HG gives a few more hours. I would wear my Fenty as a daily foundation if I wore makeup everyday.
PSA, I suggest trying to test a shade in person because all these shades have some people confused. If possible get a sample in a few shades, try them out on different days and wear them so it dries down on the skin to its truest colour; this is really the method you should use before buying any foundation, really, but even more so this one.
This is the unique gold, green, bronze highlighter that everyone heavily anticipated in the brands` initial launch. Also, the product that inspired Rihanna’s outfit for the US launch in New York.
Finally, in hand, this gem was met with mixed reviews because of the unique green shift that it had. I personally didn’t care, but I could see where everyone was coming from. This highlighter is best for medium to dark skin tones. I actually wear it 98% of the time I wear makeup, but I use it lightly over a champagne gold/nude highlighter. It is great for highlighting or bronzing your body when wearing cold shoulder blouses, beachwear and much more.
The Killawatt highlighter can do more than just highlight. It`s great for shadow all over the lid and for an inner corner highlight. The compact is so big that you’ll have product to last you forever. I must also commend the size of the mirror in the compact, great to apply makeup on the go.
This highlighter has obvious glitter particles and is not for the faint of heart. The powder itself is finely milled and applies very smooth. For a highlighter, I give it 3.5 out of 5, because I like it but it depends on how it`s used. But it gets brownie points for having the ability to use it in several days.
Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick’Trippin’
This cream stick is really a tube filled with wonder. I think its more a Makeup Artist’s dream than for a makeup enthusiast. I say this because even though it is quite easy to use for cream stick, there is a learning curve.
My favourite way to apply it is with the use of a small buffing brush; I swirl the brush on the tip of the stick to warm it up and to collect some product, then I lightly buff and press it on the top your cheek. The highlight given is good enough to wear on its own, especially for those that don’t like a blinding highlight, unlike me *covers face*.
Contrary to the above, my favourite way to wear this is over my bare skin, with a little concealer in spots that need it. Its the best for a natural highlight because the shade is gold with a pink shift, so the pink adds a flushed look. On the website, the shade is described as a golden-glazed apricot to be specific.
The lasting power is pretty good, even if it`s on my bare skin. It gives a solid 5 hours before starting to fade. I contribute the lasting power to the drier consistency; the drier consistency also doesn’t tend to move around the product below it, but I wouldn’t apply the stick directly to the makeup – use the brush. I give the stick 3 out of 5 stars.
This universal shimmering rose nude as described on the website, is said to be a lip gloss fit for all skin tones. I must say I’ve seen several persons with a plethora of skin tones wear this gloss and it really does work. The gloss on me is not very rosy but you do see a hint of pink when applied. It is moisturising, shiny and lasts for a good while especially for a gloss. The moisture lasts as well even as the high-intensity shine wears down.
My favourite way to wear it is with a natural pink lip pencil underneath to amp up the pink in the gloss itself. There is somewhat of a sheen but it is not a metallic or glittery gloss. I would use this gloss on others of different skin tones with a nude base to add colour. The gloss on its own is great for a natural, no foundation look.
I rate the gloss a 5 out of 5 because it performs amazingly and does exactly what it`s promised to do. The applicator is a doe foot but bigger than what we would be used to. The packaging is compact because it`s not too long but it is a bit chubby; I don’t have a problem fitting it in my wristlet for on the go purposes. If you are a lover of gloss, you will love this gloss!
In a world filled with liquid lipsticks, could Rihanna really release something life changing?
The teasing of this product drove everyone crazy!…well almost. I must admit that I did not intend to purchase this Fenty Beauty staple. I was going to wait it out and see. I wanted to see reviews on it before taking the leap, I was so calculated, all of a sudden *covers face*. So I strolled into Sephora 1 week after it launched, with a game plan that did not include this lipstick, but I could not help browse the shelves as usual. The consultant says to me “have you tried the Rihanna lipstick?”, to which I said “no.” She convinced me to try it and I was mind blown!
The consistency was so thin, weightless is the best word to describe it. But the consistency would make you think it isn’t pigmented, well you would be wrong. Its so pigmented, that on your first application you’re bound to make a mistake and use way more than you need.The packaging is so amazing and so is the applicator. I took out the applicator, wiped off the excess and went to apply, I never had to dip the applicator in for more product at all. I could draw a straight line and the lipstick application was thin but very pigmented and it wore so comfortably.
So other than obvious differences to the run of the mill liquid lipsticks that I listed above, the Stunna does transfer, it transfers on the glass you’re drinking from, the napkin you wipe your mouth with BUT it never affects the vibrancy of the perfect universal red. And that is what really matters. I don’t find it transferring if you kiss someone on their cheek, so it all depends.
This lipstick most definitely gets a 5 out of 5 stars for me. Here’s why; it`s versatility – it looks amazing on every skin tone I’ve applied it to or seen wear it. Its comfort, its pigmentation, its wear, its packaging…need I say more? |P