SPARK-ENT Daily Sept 19, 2012

Song: Rise Di Beast (Tommy Lee Diss)
Release Date: September 2012
PRODUCER: Black Spyda Productions

Konshens Nominated for MOBO Award



New York, New York (September 18, 2012). International Reggae/Dancehall artist Konshens
arrives at one of many career milestones with recent MOBO award nomination.

On Monday, September 17th Music of Black Origin (MOBO) announced the nominees for this years annual award ceremony.

Established in 1996 to recognize artists of any ethnicity or nationality performing ‘urban’ music, MOBO is the only black award show in Europe. This year Konshens has been nominated in the category of Best Reggae Artist. This prestigious award, previously received by Alberoise, Gyptian and Sean Paul to name a few, recognize the powerhouses in the music industry each year. Over its history the MOBO awards has witnessed performances from Usher, Janet Jackson, Justin Timberlake, John Legend, and Kanye West.

Returning from a hectic weekend of performances in Hartford Connecticut, New Jersey and Bermuda, Konshens was greatful to hear about the nomination as he stated.

“Feels good to be nominated for any award that recognizes quality and consistency in work, but honestly I do music for the people, the every day people, who give me instant feedback on Twitter or Facebook, they keep me grounded and award me day to day”.

For Immediate Release
Ronnie Tomlinson
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Gospel Artiste OMARI asks, WHY GOD

Taken from the pages of what has already been labeled a MUST READ throughout the Christian Community; come October, Gospel Recording Artiste Omari, will officially add author to his résumé, with the release of his literary debut, WHY ME GOD? A faith based novel.

Omari uses his literary debut; WHY ME GOD to dispel the age old myth that Christians don’t face tough times, as the story takes its readers on a journey through the life of a young Christian, Steve Malone, who suddenly finds his life spiraling into a world-wind of turmoil, WHY ME GOD?, according to Pageturner’s Karl Larmond, is somewhat of a social commentary, with real-life twists, turns and drama.

“What Omari was able to achieve with this story is rather remarkable,” states Larmond, “because like all people, Christians too undergo some of the same dilemmas and crises, but for way too long, it seems all we’ve heard are the cries and thoughts from one side of the aisle, and when I say that I mean in our movies, music, novels and other forums, and sure things have and are changing, Omari’s effort being one such amongst the change, bringing to light a point of view on a subject which is very real to all of us, but from an entirely different prospective.”

The anticipation is high, and rightfully so, because with hits to his credit like ‘Help, Why and Jehovah Guide Me,’ one can only expect that Omari’s novel will come with pretty much the same, if not more punch than a three minute recording.

A smile appears when asked the obvious, why a book, and how and when did this happen? “It has been happening for a while now, just in bits and pieces, but you could also call it an extension of my creative ability,” declares an obviously excited Omari, continuing with, “because every one of my songs is really a short story, so you could say that this is just an extended version of a song, but at the same time, yet another effort to encourage and minister to those who are in need of ministry.”




Title: WHY ME GOD? – A Faith Based Novel – by Gospel Recording Artiste OMARI Publisher: Pageturner Publishing House. Launch Date: October 12th 2012 Time: 7:30pm – 10pm

Venue: Kingston Book Shop (Springs Plaza)




How Sean Paul’s iPad Helped Him Make His New Album




Dancehall superstar Sean Paul is best known for his maddeningly catchy hooks, his distinctive Jamaican lilt and ever-changing hairstyles that have run the gamut from cornrows to his current mohawk. But thanks to his iPad, this musical chameleon of coiffure has added a few more titles to his resume: technologist, tinker, producer.

Over the past few years, Sean Paul has been using the popular Apple product as a sort of melodic sketchpad, tapping out beats while traveling on planes, trains and automobiles and later refining them in the studio. One such song, “Roll wid di Don,” appears on his new album, Tomahawk Technique, released today.

(Excerpt from FORBES @FORBES)

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The nominations for the 2012 MTV EMA are in and Rihanna leads the nominations with 6 nods while Taylor Swift is next with 5 nominations.

RiRi and Swift will battle it out for the Best Female and Best Pop gongs, and will go against other well-known trend-setters in the brand new Best Look category – which highlights the most unique and eye-catching personal styles emanating from the music world.

The Bajan babe is also up for Best Song and Best Video for her smash hit We Found Love and Biggest Fans, while Swift received nods for Best Live and Best World Stage. MTV will announce EMA performers and presenters at a later date.

Other Caribbean celebs nominated include Nicki Minaj, Pitbull, Sean Pauland Jason Derulo.

As of Monday, September 17th, viewers can vote for EMA categories such as Best New, Best Live and more by visiting online or on their mobile phones. Voting for EMA categories is open now until 11:59PM CET on Friday, November 9th, 2012.


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