Wednesday, 7 September 2011

HAUNTED BY HIS PAST: Jah Cure disqualified from MOBO Awards

UNDER FIRE: More bad news for Jah Cure.

By all appearances, reggae star Jah Cure will never live down a terrible chapter of his past.

Nominated in the Best Reggae Act category for the upcoming MOBO Awards, the event organisers have reportedly removed him from the list of nominees after being informed of his conviction for rape, gun possession and robbery for which he served nearly 10 years in a Jamaican jail, released in 2007. The singer, born Siccature Alcock, was arrested in 1998 and went to jail in 1999 after being found guilty. Jah Cure has been disqualified due to the "severity of the crime".

The remaining artistes up for the Best Reggae Act are Alborosie, Khago, Mavado and Damian Marley & Nas.

This year’s MOBO Awards take place on October 5 at Glasgow SECC. Jason Derulo will host the event, which will see a 20th anniversary performance from top international acts like Boys II Men. The winners of the awards are chosen by public vote. Go to for more.

Only last month, Jah Cure entered a fresh phase when he wed longtime girlfriend Kamila McDonald during a royal ceremony in Hanover. His latest album, World Cry, arrives later this year.

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  1. JAH CURE is a rapist. Why should he be honoured while the victim still suffers? He is quaite fortunate to have reached this far unscathed. He barely paid the penalty for the lifetime of horror that the young lady has to endure. BASTARD.

  2. Fuck you anonymous stupid cunt, there's is a reason he got released early! people do turn a new leaf....besides, his conviction was rather suspect. we all know the judicial system is flawed. Now zip it BITCH! Been 10 yrs now get a life!!!!!

  3. people people stop all the hating and leave my boy jahcure and his beautiful educated talented gorgeous wife alone he is out making more music that we all love and enjoy ....sing jahcure sing for me you and your new family may god continued to bless you ....jah blessing.