Tuesday 12 November, 2019

Powerful women and men bring a bellyful of laughter at charity concert

Dr Verene Shepherd sported African wear, and launched here protest on stage with a banner bearing the words "Guh whe wid dat Gino J" to an amused audience. 

Dr Verene Shepherd sported African wear, and launched here protest on stage with a banner bearing the words "Guh whe wid dat Gino J" to an amused audience. 

Powerful Women and Men Perform For Charity concert did not fail to entertain patrons of the annual event, as several prominent figures delivered in fine style, their talents pieces to an eager audience at the National Arena on Sunday.

The concert lasted a bit over three hours, filled with a bellyful of laughter and patrons commending the efforts of all participants this year. 

Powerful display of talent came from Ashe, top school band Seaforth High and former Digicel Rising Stars talents, One Third, who used the occasion to introduce their new single, 'Survivor' at the staging. 

Powerful men and women perform for charity June 2018

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We went there in time to catch Yhodanka Akwanza CEO of Island Eyewear, a duet of Ali McNab and Carlene Davis. There was also a performance from Private Jason Brown and Sgt Sophia Bruce-Lee dubbed, ‘the first responders’.

Then came Dr Blossom O'Meally Nelson, who delivered her comedic, on stage dialogue to an amused audience, funny takes on current affairs in Jamaica. 

 Deputy Ambassador of Spain to Jamaica Carmen Rives

Next was Carmen Rives from the Embassy of Spain, she presented a poem, famous in her motherland, in patois. Quite colorfully delivered, as the audience laughed hysterically at her delivery of patois, strongly laced with Spanish accent. She, however, received thunderous applause from the audience, who commended her for her excellent effort.

Among other talents on display, was a kumina dance which included journalist and lawyer Emily Sheilds. 

Then it was high fashion on the stage now converted to catwalk, with some confident and a few not so confident participants.

Some eight women participated, many of whom had previously performed, and strutted the stage in Designer wears by Shana Carty.  

Among them were Western Jamaica journalist, Janet Silvera, Emily Crooks, Attorney General, Marlene Malahoo Forte, and the surprise of the evening, Juliet Holness, MP and wife of the Prime Minister of Jamaica.

Dr Verene Shepherd sported African wear, and launched here protest on stage with a banner bearing the words "Guh whe wid dat Gino J" to an amused audience. 

Father Richard Ho Lung

The men’s fashion show featured Stephen Shaw, Corporate Communication at the NWA, Emeleo Ebanks of the Jamaica Fire Service, Ali McNab, former Reggae Boyz assistant coach Miguel Coley.

Among the list of those who performed were Dr Michael Abrahams, Althea Hewitt, DiMario, event organiser, Cordell Green, and Father Richard Ho Lung, decked decked out in all-white cricket gears and who delivered some master strokes.

The Mustard Seed Communities are the benefactors of this annual staging.

The show was emceed by comedian, Christopher 'Johnny' Daley and Rochelle Cameron, Head of Legal & Regulatory for North and Company Secretary, Cable & Wireless Jamaica Limited.

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