Kartel’s latest hospital visit, Popcaan signed to OVO, Koffee new EP release date, Davianah speaks and Jamaican dancers cop international feature.


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It’s time for your weekly entertainment round up and we’re kicking things off with news from the Gaza camp, as incarcerated deejay Vybz Kartel was recently rushed to the University Hospital of the West Indies to undergo treatment for a medical condition. The artiste was admitted in serious but stable condition for thyroid issues on Sunday, March 3. He was treated and discharged back into custody on Wednesday. He is reported to be in good spirits. The artiste recently took to social media asking Gaza Nation to commend medical practitioners and prison officials who assisted him during his illness.

His attorney Tom Tavares-Finson in a release indicated the “the artiste is in no danger at this time, as the crisis has been brought under control”. This is Kartel’s third visit to hospital since his incarceration. News of the artiste’s illness sent social media into a frenzy.

Attorneys for Kartel last summer made an appeal against his murder conviction. The date for the outcome of the appeal is unknown.

However, the date for the announcement of the verdict is still unknown.



It’s Official!

Popcaan is now signed to Drake’s OVO Sound Record Label. The dancehall star recently shared the news with his Instagram fans, when he uploaded a photo to his account with the caption, reflecting the OVO Unruly Partnership.

Popcaan recently signed documents and a welcome party was hosted in his honor. Last December, Drake made the announcement that Popcaan would officially become an OVO member in 2019. He was speaking during his performance at the inaugural staging of Unruly Fest put on by the dancehall heavy weight. Popcaan joins label acts Drake, PARTYNEXTDOOR among others.



Koffee March

Fast Rising Reggae artiste Koffee has confirmed the new release date for her debut EP. The five track compilation ‘Rapture’ will feature songs such as ‘Toast’, ‘Raggamuffin’, ‘Rapture’ among others. The EP is set to be released on March 14 on all digital outlets. Vinyl will be available on April 5.

The highly anticipated project was previously scheduled for a February 8 release but it was delayed.

Koffee shared the news via Instagram to her over 195,000 followers.

The 18-year-old entertainer recently dropped the music video for the single ‘Throne’, while her breakout single ‘Toast’ continues to dominate locally and internationally.



Davianah speaks out again

The upcoming star and daughter of Veteran Reggae Artiste Tony Rebel has gained more public attention after the singer shared details of being assaulted and abused by a family member while growing up.

The recording artiste took to social media where she uploaded a snippet of her new song ‘Rescue Me’. She also attached a lengthy caption sharing details of what allegedly transpired. Back in January Davianah broke her silence and blasting Tony Rebel and Queen Ifrica, labelling them the two biggest hypocrites she ever came across.



Versatile ones


The Jamaican Dance Group made quite an impression when they auditioned to be featured in Jason Derulo’s New Music Video for his latest single, ‘Lets Shut up and Dance.’

The American singer, songwriter and dancer recently released the visuals for the music video which features other dancers from across the world, and the Versatile ones led by ‘Kimiko Versatile making cameo appearances throughout. The dancers excited for the opportunity to be a part of the music video have had their eyes on the international market for some time and saw the opportunity to showcase their talent as Jamaican Dancers who are representing Jamaica on an international level.

That’s all we have for you this week in the EZONE. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @myjamaicatoday.com for all your Entertainment, News and Reviews.



Juliane Robinson



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