By NAN ET Editor
News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Aug. 19, 2016: A Caribbean Diaspora national who has moved from musician to DJ to popular comedian on Instagram with over 450,000 followers globally, has now added the title of movie producer to his resume and is set to release his first film later this month.
Majah Hype – born Collin Nigel McPherson reportedly in the Spice Island of Grenada – will premiere his movie “Foreign Minds Think Alike” on Tuesday August 30th at the Linden Multiplex Theater in Brooklyn, NY.
Hype, who dubs himself ‘The Caribbean’s New Comedy King’ and strives hard to create a mystery about his real name and where he was born, released the official screening notice to his fans on Instagram on Wednesday night, Aug. 17, 2016. It’s a story that most Caribbean Immigrants can relate to – leaving their homeland in the region for “The American Dream.”
Show time for the movie is set for 7 p.m. and tickets can be purchased in advance at majahhype.eventbrite.com at US$19.95 per person. The movie is rated R and will see Hype play many of the characters fans have come to love on Instagram including Di Rass, aka Derval Fletcher, among others. Popular Caribbean artistes like Gyptian and Tarrus Riley are also set to make guest appearances in the film.
Hype, who has said he was thought by his grandfather to play seven instruments and read music, reportedly immigrated to the US at the age of 12 and lived in Baltimore a while with his family before moving to Brooklyn, NY. There he worked as a former artist and DJ with the iconic New York City sound system Massive B.
He once also worked as an electrician at the Long Island Rail Road but after being laid off, began doing sketches of various West Indian characters including Di Rass, Sister Sandrine and Grandpa James, impersonating their dialect, recording them on his phone, and posting them on social media. The skits caught on and soon Hype was doing live shows and getting invites to host major events globally. Today, Hype of Hype Media is an in demand artiste and his new movie – which he wrote, directed, produced and is starring in, will undoubtedly propel him to higher heights yet.
Catch a sneak peek from the movie below: