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Caribbean Entertainment News Roundup

By NAN ET Editor

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Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Friday, Sept. 6, 2019:
Here are the top headlines
making news on the Caribbean entertainment scene for this week:

Hip Hop Star Ludacris Donates Proceeds
From Ludadayweekend To The Bahamas

While many celebrities are offering thoughts and prayers, Hip hop star Ludacris said he was donating all of the proceeds from his LudaDayWeekend to the relief fund to aid the Bahamas. The Atlanta rapper, actor, restaurateur and philanthropist announced Wednesday that he will donate $100,000 from his annual Labor Day weekend event, LudaDay, to hurricane relief efforts in the Bahamas.

His donation comes as Bajan star Rihanna tweeted several messages in wake of the deadly storm, and said her nonprofit, the Clara Lionel Foundation, is now exploring ways it could provide aid to those affected by Dorian and as Tyler Perry, an “adoptive son” of the Bahamas, used his personal seaplane based in Nassau to fly relief supplies to the Abaco Islands. TMZ reports indicate Perry sent the Abaco residents water, juice, sleeping bags, diapers, various hygiene products and a lot of other basic necessities. On the return trips the plane brought back 7 passengers, including small children, a pregnant woman and others who needed medical attention.

Bahamas roots rapper and tourism ambassador, singer Lenny Kravitz, sent love and called for prayers for the ‘brothers and sisters’ the The Bahamas.

Meanwhile Caribbean roots rapper Cardi B, reggae
stars Buju Banton, Gramps Morgan, Romain Virgo, Alaine, and dancehall deejays
Spice, Konshens, and Dovey Magnum have all used their Instagram pages to share
‘Pray for Bahamas’ messages.

Haitian Born Hollywood Star On Real
Housewives Of Beverly Hills

Haitian Born Hollywood Star Garcelle Beauvais is the
newest cast member of the reality show, Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills. She’s
also making history as the first black woman to appear on the show. Beauvais
has been acting in film and television since a 1984 guest spot on “Miami
Vice.”

She has starred in series such as “Models
Inc.,” “The Jamie Foxx Show” and “Franklin &
Bash.” Film roles include “Barbershop 2: Back in Business,”
“NYPD Blue,” “Flight,” “White House Down” and
“Spider-Man: Home Coming.” She is also attached to the long-awaited
sequel “Coming 2 America.” Beauvais divorced Daniel Saunders in 2000
and Michael Nilon in 2011. She was born in St. Marc Haiti and is 52.

Jamaican Roots Actress Sheryl Lee Ralph
Gives Back

Jamaican roots actress Sheryl Lee Ralph recently
honored her famed fashion designer mother Ivy Ralph, by giving back to kids in the
community of Chantilly, in Manchester, Jamaica, where the elder Ralph was from.

Roughly 60 children alike from the Chantilly Primary
were given items such as bags, books, pencils, and lunch kits. She said she
hopes that this would be the first of many annual events.

Caribbean Roots Stars Turn It Up In Hustlers

Caribbean roots star Jennifer Lopez and Caribbean
roots rapper Cardi B are turning up the heat in the new trailer for Lorene
Scafaria’s stripper dramedy Hustlers.

Flexing her real-life ex-stripper street cred, Cardi
B plays a club employee named “Diamond, from the Bronx.”

Inspired by the real-life women at the center of
Jessica Pressler’s 2015 New York magazine article The Hustlers at Scores,
Hustlers follows a desperate mother, Destiny (Constance Wu), who turns to
stripping to make ends meet for her struggling family. At the height of
capitalist excess in 2007, Destiny meets Lopez (Ramona,) a veteran performer at
a bustling Manhattan strip club, already populated by fierce dancers played by
Cardi B, Lizzo, and Transparent‘s Trace Lysette, who take Destiny under her
wing to teach her how to hustle for top dollar.

Hustlers swings into theaters on Sept. 13th. Watch
the new trailer above.

Kevin Lyttle Releases New Remix

Multi-platinum soca artist, Kevin Lyttle, has
released a new song. The “Turn Me On” singer recently released the remix to his
single “Close To You.”

Buju Gives Back

Reggae star Buju Banton is making good on his
mission to assist give a hand up. On Saturday, August 31, the Buju Banton
Foundation presented a huge supply of school stationery to residents at Mount
Olivet Boys’ Home in Manchester, Jamaica. The facility, established 52 years
ago, provides care and protection for 48 boys, ages 6-18.

Jah Cure Top Reggae Billboard Charts

Reggae star Jah Cure has taken the top spot this
week on the Reggae Billboard Charts. Jah Cure’s ‘Royal Solider,’ on the VP
Record Label is his highest-ranking debut. Born Siccature Alcock in Hanover,
Jamaica, Jah Cure, or Iyah Cure, was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best
Reggae Album in 2016.

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