Saturday, 18 April 2020

THE E-BUZZ: The success of Romeich Entertainment / RCA signs 3 reggae acts / Actor Boy nominees revealed

>> Protoje says RCA deal is a coup for Jamaican artistes
Grammy-nominated reggae star Protoje continues to make impressive strides in his career. It’s just been announced that his In.Digg.Nation collective has inked a deal with RCA Records – a deal that encompasses an additional two In.Digg.Nation artistes – Lila Iké and Sevana. “With a brand as globally strong as RCA, they are able to provide us with a platform to showcase our talents on an even broader international level,” the entertainer says. “I feel very grateful to have been given [this] opportunity to not only impact my life and career journey but also that of two other artistes on my label.”

>> Jambiz, Quilt top list of Actor Boy nominations
Better late than never. The nominees for the 2019 Actor Boy Awards were finally unveiled earlier this week, with a whopping 15 nods going to avant-garde performing arts troupe Quilt for their provocative show Re’Ashored, including bids for best production, directing, and mentions in several technical design categories. Meanwhile, Patrick Brown’s acclaimed dramedy Straight Jacket (which recently won three Thespies) continued its strong awards-season run, picking up 11 nominations. Winners will be announced in May.

>> ‘Romeich is a super boss,’ says Shenseea
Commanding industry respect, consistently putting out great music and bagging multiple endorsement deals for its artistes, Romeich Entertainment stays winning. What’s the secret? “Romeich Entertainment is a great team that [is working] with a lot of these corporate companies because manager-wise Romeich is very aggressive, so he always gets the job done,” says reigning dancehall diva Shenseea, who recently signed on as the new brand ambassador for Boom Energy Drink, on the occasion of their 10th anniversary. “He has great ideas on how to incorporate the artiste with the brand, and that’s how we keep winning as a team.” In addition to Shenseea, the music company’s roster of artistes include TALLAWAH Music Awards Record of the Year winner Teejay and Grace ambassador Ding Dong.

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