Saturday 14 December, 2019

WATCH: Sizzla expresses gratitude for national honour

Prime Minister Andrew Holness (centre) congratulates entertainer Sizzla Kalonji after presenting the singer with a citation on Tuesday during the Independence Grand Gala. Energy Minister and Eastern St Andrew MP Fayval William shares in the occasion. (PHOTO: Marlon Reid)

Prime Minister Andrew Holness (centre) congratulates entertainer Sizzla Kalonji after presenting the singer with a citation on Tuesday during the Independence Grand Gala. Energy Minister and Eastern St Andrew MP Fayval William shares in the occasion. (PHOTO: Marlon Reid)

After receiving his citation from Prime Minister Andrew Holness at the Independence Grand Gala on Tuesday, reggae singer Sizzla Kalonji expressed gratitude to Jamaica which he described as the greatest country in the western hemisphere.

Sizzla, whose real name is Miguel Collins, was among two entertainment icons to be recognised for their contribution. The other being Marley family matriarch Rita Marley.

Watch Sizzla deliver his heartfelt acceptance speech in the video below.

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