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Soca artiste Nermal “Massive” Gosein, sang and produced the song “Rowlee Mudda Count.”

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Jan. 5, 2018: The countdown has begun already to the 2017 Trinidad carnival but one soca song is creating waves already after promoters banned it for being offensive.

Produced and performed by soca artiste Nermal “Massive” Gosein, the song called “Rowlee Mudda Count,” was banned by promoters of the national soca contest because they found it offensive.

Gosein has justified his composition by making the point that songs like Rootsman’s “Oma Account Big,” which took jabs at the wife of former prime minister and UNC leader Basdeo Panday and Crazy’s “Paul, Yuh Mudda Come,” had not been banned.

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 Dancehall Artist Robbed

A dancehall artist in Jamaica has become a victim of the crime wave in the country.

Deejay Harry Toddler was reputedly robbed at gunpoint over the holidays. The artist broke the news on social media last weekend telling his fans that he was held up by two gunmen in the Tower Hill area of ST. Andrew. He said that the men took US$500, JM$30,000, a laptop, phones and his passport.

“Jah know star as a artist mi can’t even move around in my own country,” he added.

Over the last few months, dancehall artists Mineral Boss and Unicorn were shot and killed in separate incidents in Jamaica.

23-Year-Old Arrested For Killing Rihanna’s Cousin

A 23-year-old Barbadian man has been arrested and charged with fatally shooting Rihanna’s cousin in Barbados last week.

Shawayne Dashawn Williams was charged with murdering Tavon Kaiseen Alleyne on Dec. 26, during his first court appearance on Wednesday, according to Nation News. The 23-year-old was remanded to prison ahead of his next court appearance on Jan. 31.

Shaggy Hopes To Raise A Million For Charity

Reggae star Shaggy is aiming to donate US$1,000,000 to the Bustamante Hospital for Children in Kingston, when he hosts the sixth staging of his Shaggy and Friends concert on the lawns of Jamaica House, later this week.

The event is scheduled for January 6. Showtime is 8 p.m. Among the performers in Haitian rapper Wyclef Jean.

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