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Jah Cure, Queen Ifrica and Mavado got no awards at the Reggae Academy - That's Madness

By Chat Too Much


All mi fans who miss mi big up uhnu self and all dem artiste deh who nuh like mi thru mi Chat Too Much nuh watch nuh face just doing my job darling, but when mi done today uhnu going to love mi.

First thing mi a touch and di only topic is di Reggae Bacademy it’s not even fitting fi use di prestigious word academy. Mi nuh vex about who and who won awards but fi know seh mi dressed like Beyonce and hot like Rihanna and touch di red carpet, I felt like a star for di first time inna mi mix up life, but as soon as mi step through di door is a peanut man dat approached mi, “nuts or winter fresh” - I was so shocked, I then paused for a moment looked around and then even went as far as fi asked someone if this is di venue for di Reggae Academy. People mi could not believe dat di peanut man got invited in a him cut off foot pants and waan wash out shirt it was a disgrace after a nuh stage show wi deh.

A next thing dem have two different place for presenting the awards what was the purposed mi nuh kno because di two back ground luk di same way so wha di sense. Di poor little photographers running from left to right trying to keep up wid di pace, even Asafa would a get tired.

No Award for Mavado

At least Queen I-Frica and Jah Cure got nominated even though them nuh get nothing but Mavado wasn’t even on di nomination list, ‘mi can’t believe mi eye’, that’s rather insane di youth album di good, uhnu fi give di youth dem a chance man, trust mi dem diss David Brooks AKA Mavado and some people call him Mafraudo. People pure things gwaan a di Academy, oohps, sorryyyy, mi mean Bacademy as mi seh before the word academy too decent fi describe dat deh show. Anywaz mi hear seh “Don Call Nayomi” get vex and walked out when Steven McGregor won di award for dancehall compilation of di year something like dat.

Steven Marley

Mi respect Steven Marley but them should a neva let him won Producer of The Year and if people look pon it di way how mi luk pon it, then yuh woulda si dat dem quietly diss Steven Marley and him don’t even kno, then again maybe him kno because him not even come a di Reggae Bacademy. How can we compared di other producers who used one day or less fi mek a hit song, while a young veteran like Steven Marley will used a week or two fi mek a hit song because them man deh believe in a quality music.

Reggae Album of Di Year

Oh god! Mi seh it aready and mi aguh seh it again yuh cannot, I repeat yuh cannot placed Steven Marley into this category, as mi seh if yuh feel like Steven Marley deserved an award don’t placed di man in a nuh Category just give him an honor award. If Steven never in dat category Jah Cure woulda won dat by far wid him True Reflection album, poor little Jah Cure nuh worry yuh self yute, it’s just di Reggae Bacademy not di Academy

Shaggy - Dancehall Album of di Year

Shaggy is also another big man inna di business, but him nuh deserved dat award, come on man, Shaggy thing bigger than Jamaica. It would have been much better if they had gave Mr Boombastic Shaggy di award for best International Dancehall/Reggae Artiste instead of giving it to Collie Budz, even Sean Kingston would have deserved that award.

Burning Questions:

Who let in di peanut man?

What happened to Beenie Man & Barbee where they were?

Why Jah Cure, Queen Ifrica and Mavado nuh get nuh award?

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Comments (33)


Posted by REW | February 26, 2008 2:36 PM


Posted by fan4life | February 26, 2008 2:51 PM

Jamaica things run by "strong dollars and contacts, dem deh kinda key deh pull any lock".
People win things by who you know and who can do things for you.
Not hard work and merits.
If some people have integrity..they would give back the awards that they don't deserve.
It has no value, that's why Steven Marley didn't show up to collect it.

Posted by xxx | February 26, 2008 3:14 PM

beenie was in antigua at the 20/20 cricket

Caribbean Gossip Girl:
Posted by Caribbean Gossip Girl | February 26, 2008 3:15 PM

Not only did Mavado not nominated but many other artist who made an impact on the industry didn't.
From what mi hear people sent in their votes and the committiee pull them out.
Who are these ppl in the committiee the same old boring r*ss clart people in the biz, no one new, no one fresh.
Total bull!

How the hell did Ioctaine get nominated for a singer of the year!!! Bull!!!
Him and Kris Kelli got nominated for Video Of The Year!!! WTF!!!
Kris Kelli, same director as Courtney John who's video and song was better than hers and come on... No Ras Kassa as Director of the Year.... Total bullsh*t.

The artists dem was seated all over the place not in order, dem let in the peanut man, they had a black carpet, and not PR rep on the carpet to escourt the guests.

Mi hear seh dem diss the RETV camera crew, Fame FM media didn't get any press pass fi go backstage, while overseas media had full access.... BULLSH*T.

Come on Reggae Bulcadamy!

Nuff artist nah go come to your crappy event unless you make it fair.

Irie FM Awards all the way!!!

Posted by BAD-GAL | February 26, 2008 3:54 PM

yes let me laugh alittle first before i comment, because wen i heard about the jamaica academy r bacademy as u cal it, i thought the sh*t was a joke,to me once again here jamaica goe an not bein ORIGINAL,EVERY TING AMERICA DO JAMAICA WANT TO FOLLOW PLEASE GET A MIND OF UNNU OWN STOP COPY OF AMERICA PLEASE, TRY AN DO SUTING DAT JAMAICA CAN SA YES DIS IS YOUR AN NO ONE CAN TAKE NAT A WAY FROM US.

Posted by diamond | February 26, 2008 6:11 PM

dwl, big up the peanuts man, it wouldn't be a reggae sitn without him, d man affi get him hussle on, but a tru ting dem shoulda mek him stay pon d outskirts, or gi him a suit and a decent snack counter fi gwaan juggle ova.....

Bless up chat too much, d commentary a gwaan

Royale Empress:
Posted by Royale Empress | February 26, 2008 7:37 PM

I think that Movado should have gotten an Award, like seriously a big time diss dat, big time.....di time dem deh deh a invite peanut man dem fi stop stick dem head up dem friggin b*tty h*le an realize who fi get di award dem, in di correct category, look pan how jah cure reflection album, real, look pan queen ifrica an har real life song dem an don't mek mi affi touch mention how , Movado is di artist weh deh tear up di place now. a because mi doops hot,an out of stock, movado mi dawg yo self a dat di badmind dutty f**ka dem no like....Its all good, Jah cure, Movado and Queen Ifica uhnu no need an award fi tell uhnu seh uhnu sell off uhnu rating high enuff...Bless up and keep doing uhnu thing ya...

Posted by nads | February 26, 2008 10:51 PM

solid agency was involved do u expect any better organization

Posted by kebo | February 26, 2008 11:59 PM

i was not at this award but if mavado and Queen Ifrica never received any awards then something is wrong mi not even care if jah cure don't get anything because him did deh jail mi never saw much performance with him suh him can wait until next year but queen ifrica and mavado should have gotten something this award show is f**king f**kery and it's true they should have never place shaggy and steven marley against some of the local musicians because they are way too international and another what happened tpo sean kingston how him nuh get no award and the yute thing shot last year mi gone because mi start getting vex, it's unfair

Posted by romelyn | February 27, 2008 12:10 AM

well i won't say anything bad becuase it's the first time but if there is problem they need to learn from these critics and make it a much better show next time congrats to all the winners

Posted by marcia | February 27, 2008 4:02 AM

WHY coming over tonight never nominate fi nuh award inna no category?

Dat deh tune deh still a lock dance

Di ting look fishy

Posted by ppp | February 27, 2008 4:08 AM

ALL dem award show ya bought out. From Irie FM to EME to Reggae Academy Award them just add other people fi mek up number dem know who ago win when them create di category

cute gal shauntae:
Posted by cute gal shauntae | February 27, 2008 6:36 AM

yow a big diss thing dat fi nuh give queen ifrica nuh award look ho the girl dressed bush to the max and them nuh give no award what the judges don't daddy don't touch me there that song is litterally speaking about those nsty men who love to fondle their daughters.

bless up queen ifrica yuh will win better thing than a piece of metal.

P.S. how come Tony Rebel did a par wid zara and mi never si yuh close to him.

dj ric:
Posted by dj ric | February 27, 2008 6:41 AM

please don't get it wrong solid agency only planned di event they didn't create the categories so don't blamed them for the f**ked event and solid was responsoble for the the categories then bounty and mavado would gotten awards and the whole of alliiance would proform those blaming slolid think before yuh talk

Posted by tamique | February 27, 2008 8:33 AM

I think that is bull s**t and they know it if anybody sholud a get album of the year it should a been Tarrus Riley. Although mi luv mavado i think he deserved that much. For jah and Africa i feel they should of won people just bad mind and its all about appearance and class. Basically if you go to jail or sing bout guns and b*tty boy then you wont achieve n award for the hard work you put in . cant believe Jamaica so bias.

Posted by G_girl | February 27, 2008 10:19 AM

I think the people who won were deserving. Queen Ifrica deserved to win but the category she was nominated in was a tough one.

It is unfair to say that Steven Marley and Shaggy should not have been nominated alongside our strictly local based artistes because they are Jamaican and produce Jamaican music that is bought and appreciated by the Jamaican people. They are our international ambassadors and if anything their nominations should serve to inspire other artistes to fix up dem ting, raise the status of the music, the production, the everything. Producer of the year could not have gone to anyone else if Steven Marley was in that category, and they should be nominated and should win so that we can show them our respect and appreciation for the excellency with which they deliver their craft.


Posted by G_girl | February 27, 2008 10:23 AM

On another note, i was listening to Nikki Z yesterday and she was saying that Beenie Man was not the most popular artiste of the year as there was nobody more popular than Movado....

All i have to say is girl please... who in the world did you hear more about than Beenie Man... he was all over the press for everything from Marriage,to bun, to lyrical war, to divorce, to new woman, to tax evasion, to the world. And on top of that he had some really hot songs... "Back it up" ring a bell...

Come on Nikki... fair is fair

Posted by gary_frass | February 27, 2008 11:42 AM

collie buddz must not win any award he's not a jamaican how him won for best international dancehall/reggae artiste that foolishness what happened to junior reid di man buss di pplace last year after a nuh hiphop him singing so how di f**k collie buddz best international/dancehall reggae artiste him songs dem was not hotter or better than junior reid the do song allicia keys, game, TI and a whole heap more. and we should have atleast recognise sean kingston for the creat job he did, he's a next one who could gotten that award how di b**mocl**t collie buddz get that

Missy - Gal:
Posted by Missy - Gal | February 27, 2008 11:45 AM

if nikki said that on air yesterday she should have been ashame to said that mavado more popular even the baby them whe just born know beenie man, he's like an item that everyone need in their daily life. Mavado sings about too much violence mi glad them not even nominate him because his songs are way too violent

Concerned Citizen:
Posted by Concerned Citizen | February 27, 2008 12:18 PM

still shaggy and steven marley them did alot for the music but it's true these guys must be treated like icons you don't place people in the same category as icons steven is exceptionally over talented and as well, it would be best if they had named two of the categories off them Steven Marley Award for excellence and the Shaggy Award for Excellence. even though mavado should have gotten an award at the same time mi kind of glad because when over view whats going on in his area with all that killing and as most people are saying he's the one who's responsible him kartel are wrecking this business mi can't see how mi can start to make money and then used it and buy guns for these guy in the communities when most of them can't even read

out and bad:
Posted by out and bad | February 27, 2008 12:26 PM

from sheron-b and lloyd s involve in this Reggae Academy Awards, we know it was going to be a bag of crap. Same old dinosaurs from other committees and awards shows over the years. Dem need fi get rid of dem!

Posted by diggy | February 27, 2008 12:33 PM

yea man a big diss ting dem gwan wid at the awards fi real,the peanut man shoulda get him award naa lie.

Posted by deanna | February 27, 2008 12:55 PM

d'angel nuh worry yuh self if yuh nuh get no award from once yuh got nominated it means seh yuh work recognised, I your song blaze and I am glad that the buss and it was not a collaboration with no other artiste because it is there to show that you are a force by your self congrats your are an inspiration to me a lot of the girls that I know

3KB General:
Posted by 3KB General | February 27, 2008 1:01 PM

R*pist like Jah Cure no need no award. But me surprise Mavado nuh get nuttin. It's 3KB to de fullest!!

hottness is a gift:
Posted by hottness is a gift | February 27, 2008 1:07 PM

even though them nuh give queen ifrica, mavado or jah cure no award I am surprised that them only beenie man one award, that's the only right decision them made because there is no other award there beenie man fi get and him low barbee because she's just kid in big floppy body nasty

Posted by BEEF SOUP | February 27, 2008 2:04 PM


Posted by nij | February 27, 2008 5:37 PM

You all just need to SHUT UP and start appreciate the next level movements. What is so hard in that. All ther persons critizing could not have put together a better award function.

So what the peanut man got away in the crowd, it wont happen next year. Or was that deliberately done by some malicious person who could have dressed up and then changed off to discredit the function.

At the rate at which you guys are talking and the foolishness I am not putting anything pass you.


remember Jamaicans dont talk about things unless something good a gwaan, that's when the talk bad thing and try to rip it apart.

Oh remember D'Angel? They did her bad - but she still looks GOOD and was very present in all her glory.

Stop Now Man ... the thing gwan good, talk truth.

I was there:
Posted by I was there | February 27, 2008 10:17 PM

It nuh fair seh movado nuh get nuttn but mi know seh dem a try keep the music clean and the best rep for it. Fine.
lol yes mi dear "don call nyaomi" walk out vex yes but mi hear seh a tru him ex girl come wid munga and munga girl. trouble a gwan?

The peanut man save mi although mi know seh him really nuh fi deh deh

Shaggy nuh fi win no award who business bout shaggy again?

Tarrus Riley deserve everything him a di boss man

Posted by Anonymous | February 28, 2008 12:41 PM

what movado sing fi get award.deh ' deh ya pon gullyside', whey 6 got killed since last friday.

Posted by fan4life | February 28, 2008 6:26 PM

Foreign mind, whyooo
local body, whyooo
dem a copy everything dem see a foreign
local artiste can't get a win ina de music ting
dem sell it out to who have ties to international marketing
even de local press dem dissin
where is our pride?
where is our culture?
slowly deteriorating
we build de vibes, now they look at us with a scorn. what a gwan?
foreign mind, whyooo
local body, whyoo
Some artiste just come ina de buiz
yet dem a get ambassador status, what a rhatid.
Veterans like Cocoa Tea, Freddy McGreggor, Gregory, Toots, and dem man deh wey carry Reggae on their shoulders still nuh get nominated
De music gone to dogs, you nuh see who dem a applaud, pure fraud.

Posted by mike | March 1, 2008 8:07 AM


Posted by father | March 18, 2008 12:04 PM

Ifrica is an anti-father propagandist.

Posted by Anonymous | June 7, 2009 6:55 PM

lol,at the barba,gaza str8

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