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Saturday, August 8, 2020

(Kenyan Hip Hop/Genge Song & Video) Femi One Featuring Mejji - "Utawezana" ("You Will Be Able To")



Femi One, April 1, 2020

Statistics as of August 8, 2020 at 8:48 AM EDT
Total # of views- 8,185,702
Total # of likes -110K
Total # of dislikes-5K
Total # of comments-8,891

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Edited by Azizi Powell

This pancocojams post showcases the hit 2020 Kenyan Genge track "Utawezana" by Femi One featuring Mejja.

Selected comments from the official YouTube video of this track are included in this post.

The content of this post is presented for cultural, entertainment, and aesthetic purposes.

All copyrights remain with their owners.
Thanks to Femi One and Mejja for their musical legacies. Thanks to all those who are associated with this video and thanks to all those who are quoted in this post

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INFORMATION ABOUT FEMI ONE
From 
https://www.famousbirthdays.com/people/femi-one.html
Birthday - April 25, 1994

Birthplace: Nairobi, Kenya


About

Kenyan rapper who is known for putting out tracks such as "Usiku Mchana" and "Pilau Njeri". Her real name is Wanjiku Kimani. 
One of her earliest releases was the song "Alejandro" which came out in April 2013." 

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INFORMATION ABOUT MEJJA *

Mejja (Calif Records)
"‘Mejja’ Memme Hadija is one of Kenya’s leading artists in Genge music, and is famously known for comical interpretations of his songs in music videos. The rapper, who discovered his talent at a young age, was prompted to take music seriously after he emerged second overall in an Airtel talent show winning Ksh20, 000. He is signed under Calif Records and through the label he has been able to produce some major hits like Kuliendaje, which won him a Chaguo La Teeniz award in 2008, Niko Poa, Landlord and Furahia.
-snip-
*This is an old review of Mejji when he was associated with Calif Records.  


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PANCOCOJAMS EDITOR'S NOTE
"Utawezana" is a dialogue between a young woman who asks the music celebrity Okonkwo (another name that Mejja is known by) whether he is able to "handle her" because he is overweight i.e.  He has a big belly. 

...."Okonkwo with a big belly, you can? (I can)

When I give you, will you make it? (Yes I will)"...

WARNING:  Many commenters in this video's discussion thread wrote that they like "Utawezana" because of its beat, but don't know what it's about.  Although the song's video isn't sexually explicit and the  song's English translation of the Sheng and Swahili might not be considered to be dirty, a number of commenters wrote that the song is actually quite "vulgar".
-snip-
Click https://afrikalyrics.com/femi-one-utawezana-translation for an English translation of this song.

Read more comments about this song below. All comments in this pancocojams post are profanity free and free of sexually explicit content.

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SELECTED COMMENTS FROM THIS VIDEO'S DISCUSSION THREAD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Kl3Cap-NzQ

I didn't read all of these comments, but I read A LOT of them.

DISCLAIMER: I don't speak any language but English. I've added some Google translate Swahili to English translation for certain words although I'm aware that Google translate results may not be correct. I've also read (from this video's discussion thread) that this song also includes Sheng words. 

Additions and corrections for these definitions are very welcome.


I also added some information about the name "Okonkwo" (another referent for the Kenyan performer Mejja) below the comment given as #6.


All of these comments are from April to August 7, 2020. These comments are given in chronological order with the "oldest" comments given first except for replies. Numbers are added for referencing purposes only.


1. Thomas Agwata
"first one to comment koz MEJA is still king of gengetone from the old school genge. like hapo down ma fans wote wa gengetone.piga like na reply"
-snip-
I believe that the last part of this comment is a request for that commenter's "fans" to click the like icon below the comment.

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2. Ray Max
"Mejja was the best break out superstar when he joined the industry...This is mejja that we know...lyrical and best word play...huyu wa kansoul ni mejja different.. congratulations to femi one, still the best female MC."
-snip-
I think that comment in Swahili means that Mejji [as he performs in The Kansoul trio] is different than the Mejja who performed as a solo artist.


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3. gworoh evance
"thought so too...mejja was biiiiig alone..Kansoul imemdilute"
-snip-
I can't find the definition for "imemdilute", but my guess is that it means the group should break up/end.
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4. victor nderu
"Mejja is being limited by The Kansoul
This guy is much better on his own."

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5. 
sadam ali
"Mahn that is true, Okwonko on his own is the best,,ata ivo hii song ni tamu
-snip-
"Mahn" is a stylized spelling for the colloquial referent "man".

Google translate from Swahili to English for "ata ivo" = "this song is sweet"
-snip-
-snip-
The Kansoul is a Kenyan Gengetone music group formed in 2014 that consists of Mejja (Okonkwo), Kid Kora, and Madtraxx.


Click https://www.nation.co.ke/kenya/life-and-style/showbiz/it-s-time-for-mejja-to-leave-the-kansoul-74652  for the August 2018 Kenyan article "It's time for Mejja to leave The Kansoul". 
I'm not sure if he has fully left that group, but his fans seem to be really pleased with his performance with Femi One as they wrote that his performance in this collaboration is the Mejja who they love from his solo performances.


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6. edwin opondo
"
Okonkwo indeed he's a genge legend..wapi likes za mejja"
-snip-
Google translation from Swahili to English "wapi za mejja" = where likes of mejia"
I think this commenter is asking people to click the "like" icon below his comment "for  M
ejja".


"Okonkwo" is a nickname for Mejja. I'd love to know how he got this nickname. Did Mejja chose it for himself? Was this a character in one of his songs? Or did Mejja chose that name because of its connection to Chinua Achebe's character in his now classic novel "Things Fall Apart"?   

Here's 's a description of "Okonkwo from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Things_Fall_Apart
"Okonkwo, the protagonist, has three wives and ten (total) children, and becomes a leader of his clan. His father, Unoka, was weak and lazy, and Okonkwo resents him for his weaknesses: he enacts traditional masculinity. Okonkwo strives to make his way in a culture that traditionally values manliness."-snip-
"Okonkwo" is an Igbo (Nigerian) name that means " "born on Nkwo" in Igbo, Nkwo being one of the days of the Igbo  week"
https://www.behindthename.com/name/okonkwo#:~:text=Meaning%20%26%20History,days%20of%20the%20I

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7. 
Moh Ahmed
"If Mejja had stayed by himself since Calif records went down he would be up there with the Best, But again how the Industry went from 2008 to 2015 i don't know if he would have survived without the Kansoul all said and done, Mejja is the only artist that Lyrically sounds Kenyan. Gives me home vibes πŸ‡°πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡°πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡°πŸ‡ͺ"

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8. 
Bank Roll
"Ukweli"
-snip-
Google translate from Swahili to English= "
the truth"

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9. 
jeff oukoh
"Truth be told, he is not catching up with the new face of music. This is what has been letting Kenyans down."

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10. 
Yusra ali
"Mejja is a GOAT still here thru it all boss"

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11. poet starknow TV
"@jeff oukoh originality, not flowing with the wave"

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12. 
Artik
"opinion"

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13. 
Peter Gathiaka
"mejja is the King"

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14. 
Bryan Mulwa
"I disagree. A lot of our local artists sound Kenyan. But I like Mejja."

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15. 
Daniel Yego
"He wouldn't be up there with the best. When Gospel music took over, secular artists suffered in this industry...most of them went under. But mejja was smart, the kanseoul was his lifeline."

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16. 
jeff oukoh
j"@poet starknow TV let's see what originality will do. But honestly he need to do something"

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17. 
Moh Ahmed
"@jeff oukoh He was famous in the hood in 2005 he didn't even make it Nairobi yet, man used to rap, sing them days, He used to take part in Nyeri town competitions at a very young age and he eventually won a chance to record at Calif Records the rest is history. HE came along long way.. Seeing him surving and still being here today is a testament to his adaptability to every wave that came along all that period. A Legend in his own rights, Love and respect to all that agreed"

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18. Tom Keybet
"Now this is the Mejja from back in the dayz.... We had missed this Mejja.... Ngoma... πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯"

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19. 
Waziri Mshefa
"Meja has switched back to factory setting wachana na gengetone"
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Google translate from Swahili to English-
"wachana na" = "let go of"

My interpretation of the phrase "switched by to factory setting" in this comment is that that is something good, i.e. Mejja returned to the performance style that he was previously known for. 

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20. Lameck Nyaga
"But this is gengetone..."

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21. Lameck Nyaga
"
Isn't this still gengetone?! πŸ€” Here is where he belongs though!"

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22. Chris TMT
"@Lameck Nyaga this is Genge ile ya kina Jua Cali and not new generation Gengetone!"
-snip-
Google translate from Swahili to English
"
Ile ya kina" =  that of depth [of Genge recording artist] Jua Cali 
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23. Topic 254
"I missed story telling za Meja...this song is dopeπŸ‘Œ..okonko go back to this kind of music pliz"

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24. 
SENIOR TV
"True...mejja is back"
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25. etalanta 

"now this is Meja a story teller"

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26. 
Bongo updatesTV
"Femi and Rosa ree are the only female rappers who represent East African hip hop to the international level. Sending love ❤️ from Tanzania πŸ‡ΉπŸ‡Ώ"

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27. LARRY ACHIYA
"Petra...she's bigger"

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28. Peter Nduati
"Not the type of music I would listen but I had to come watch the video after the young lady Azziad TikTok post.  Demonstration of how integration of social media can drive purchase. I doubt it was planned and if it was, great plan"

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29. Victor Legacy IT
""Mejja & Femi one Good stuff, However this ka gal Azz_iad should just get a share she advertised this Vybe bigtime. mpee kitu please she deserves a medal."
-snip-
Google translation from Swahili to English for "mpee kitu" = "give him something"
-snip-
Corrected gender: give her something

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30. VicSeezzo

"Azz Tiktok has done more marketing for this song than any social platforms, gift her"

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31. Johnstone Rotich

"AZZiad GOLDEN SMILE .....SO perfectπŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯"

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32. obwaya maryanne
"Me i had to check it out in someway she made us know this song"

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33. Lauryn wambui
"She is the reason we are all hereπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚"

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34. juddie shiroh
"Same.I didnt even know of this song till I saw her."

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35. HEALTH & WEALTH SECRETS
"In fact she is burning"

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36. Mesh Mogana
"me here, i had to see this song"

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37. denzy_beats
"Same πŸ˜‚"

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38. Joslin Malongo
"She’s the reason am here .they should give her kitu kidogo since she made the song popular"
-snip-
Google translate from Swahili to English
"kitu kidogo"= little thing [meaning “a little bit of money as a token of their appreciation”

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39. MR BLOOM KENYA
"UTAWEZANA - ft the Sexy TIKTOK Girl
Dancer
 AZZIAD NASENYA
WATCH πŸ‘‰    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZ6iCruAI5Y&feature=youtu.be - WE MASKINI UTAWEZANA..?"
-snip-
That YouTube video of Azziad dancing is now unavailable due to a copyright claim by Femi One.

I learned about Femi One featuring Mejja's video "Utawezana" from the African American vlogger Big Ralph who hosts That Fire LA (TFLA)  vlog. Here's a link to that video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRrB0IBfxAI&t=42s " 
BEST OF AZZIAD NASENYA TIK TOK DANCING VIDEOS! BTG NEWS | THAT AMERICAN REACTION". 


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40. REPLYChris Oghenetega Maloney
"edwin opondo who’s okonkwo?

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41. edwin opondo
"@Chris Oghenetega Maloney mejja of kansoul
 
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42.
 
Docter love
"Finally the mejja who first won our hearts is back.... Majengo"

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43. rotich kalya
"
Kansoul has slowed down Okwonkwo. He is undisputably one of the best story telling artists and a smart lyricist. he's gelled well with Femi uno"

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44. Ateef Dawood
"Growing up been a fan of meja fav track landlord πŸ˜…πŸ˜‚ love all the way from πŸ‡ΉπŸ‡ΏπŸ‡ΉπŸ‡ΏπŸ‡ΉπŸ‡ΏπŸ‡ΉπŸ‡Ώ"


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45. 
Oliver Sagala

"From 'landlord' now 'Utawezana'big up mejja; it's πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯"

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46. steve omondi
"Old Mejia is back πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚, comedy and lit music all in on"

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47. bo deplora
"πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¬#trending 10
πŸ‡°πŸ‡ͺ#trending 1
πŸ‡ΉπŸ‡Ώ#trending 4
Huu mziki ni ya afrika mashariki πŸ”₯πŸ”₯
-snip-
Google translate from Swahili to English: "
This music is from east africa"

UG= Uganda
KE= Kenya
TZ= Tazania

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48. Amani Longishu
"πŸ‡ΉπŸ‡Ώno 3πŸ”₯πŸ”₯"

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49. Mustaqiim Abdiqani
"
I don't understand any word but the song is very sweet greet from your neighbour country #somalia."

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50. Peter makau mutuku
"Its a Swahili song.The girl is asking the guy whether he can manage to sleep with her with that beer belly..."

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51. 
Bling chris Brown

"Femi One😍😍😍😍😍"

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52. Ken Junior
"Femi one ur the baddest , this is a smash hit...."

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53. M. Malet
"This song is killing it out here πŸ‡²πŸ‡±"
-snip-
ML= Mali

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54. 
Angelee Peele
"Don't understand the words but I love it πŸ‡―πŸ‡²πŸ‡―πŸ‡²πŸ‡―πŸ‡²πŸ‡―πŸ‡²πŸ‡―πŸ‡²πŸ‡―πŸ‡²"
-snip-
"JM" = Jamaica

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55. Franklin Kasongo
"Iyi ngoma ni kali saaana, hata Bujumbura tutawezana...welcome Ms Femi

This dance is so intense, even in Bujumbura we can get along."
-snnip

Bujumbura- largest city and main port of Burundi (in east-central Africa

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56. Abdul Ssewanyana
"I don't know this kiswahili but just enjoying the rhythm"
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57. Martin Makau
"It's safer that way πŸ˜…"


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58. owiny innocent kidega
"Love from China Wuhan"
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59. Ifechukwu Uche Onyilofor
"Much love from Nigeria, the beat is too fireπŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ‡³πŸ‡¬πŸ‡³πŸ‡¬πŸ‡³πŸ‡¬πŸ‡³πŸ‡¬"

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60. Bonface M'Etharia
"Kali sana  drop the best sasa @femi one"
-snip-
Google translate from Swahili to English
"Kali sana" = very strong; "sasa"= "now" 

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61. kalibouy kalibouy
"Am from Malaysia this song is fire πŸ”₯πŸ”₯"

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62. michael gichia
"Funny, got interested in the jam after it was banned."

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63. Eddy Mswazi TV
"Who are these people and Ezekiel Mutua saying that this song has no content😁 don’t they know that i got to learn a new vocabulary here. Now i can tell my crush that she is “Flattering” meπŸ™ˆπŸ™Š"

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64. Justin Biketi
"From the Beat, Bars , Chemistry and Video is just LEGEND!! Respect Mejja X Femi1. OFFICIAL KENYAN ANTHEM"

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65. Samuel Oduor
"Actually am here after hearing that KFCB chair Mr Ezekiel got pissed off by the song    anyway am short of words. Good work but I'll say it's for this current crazy generation"
-snip-
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenya_Film_Classification_Board
The Kenya Film Classification Board (abbreviated as KFCB) is a state corporation that operates under the Government of Kenya whose mandate is to "regulate the creation, broadcasting, possession, distribution and exhibition of films by rating them."[1] The Board … has since involved itself in the rating and classification of films and television programmes"...

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66. Kaone
"Actually this is kiswahili mixed with sheng. Sheng is slang or street language mostly spoken in eastlands Nairobi and ghetto. I     am from Nairobi and I understand but I don't speak sheng.hapo anasema fungua bonnet toa screw hata sielewi yuwamaanisha bonnet gani . I either speak kiswahili or English."
 -snip-
Google translation -Swahili to English translation
"then he says open the bonnet remove the screw even I don't know what the bonnet means"
-snip-
This commenter may have been facetious when he or she wrote this because even this African American grandmother who only speaks English can guess what that "open the bonnet etc." sentence means.

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67. 
The princess
"Ghosh kumbe the song is so dirty!"

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68. ismahaan hassan
"someone can translate what the say πŸ€πŸ€πŸ™„πŸ™„πŸ™„"

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69. Micky stinger
"Its a dialogue  where a woman is asking the man if he can manage to handle her"

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70. 
George Kimani
"Who would have thought genge would go international one day! I was alive when it happened."

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71. Kamala Black
"I'm jamaican don't understand one word lol but I love this song its litπŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯vibes on point"

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72. Alice Maina
"Mejja is like a cat with 9 lives... He goes down the rises up blazing with absolutely mellowing tunes.... Big up mejja big up femi one ❤️❤️❤️❤️"

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73. Stanley Dadaille
"I don't understand anything, I just feel everything..."

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74. Tumi Tladi
"I love you Femi, I dont even understand you but I dig your style, all the way from Pretoria S.A"

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75. P-South Beats
"Much love from USA❤️ I don't understand the language but I know haga means conversation"
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76. Deborah Njeri
"πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ haga means "ass"

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77.Jackie Mukolwe
"Haga means ass Kenyan slang."

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78. 
Neil K. Patel
"this track if FIRE! what's a Tambla in English?"

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79. Naomi Wanganga
"Plastic ' glass' used when taking alcohol the one mejja is drinking from"

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80. Sasha Lillian
"Tumbler"
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81.
Mary Maina
"Mejja uko juu !!!!kip up the gud work n continue entertaining us with ur gud music !!!Allah akupe miaka mingi ya kuendeleza talanta yako ya muziki ,mi napenda ngoma zako sana,all the way from embu !!!mtoto wa khadija mola akubariki!!!!"
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"
Mejja is on top !!!! kip up the gud work n continue entertaining us with ur gud music !!! May Allah give you many years to develop your musical talent, I love your dances so much, all the way from embu !!! khadija mola bless you !!!!"
-snip-
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Embu_das_Artes
"Embu das Artes, previously and commonly known simply as Embu, is a Brazilian municipality in the State of SΓ£o Paulo. It is part of the Metropolitan Region of SΓ£o Paulo.[2] The population is 261,781 (2015 est.) in an area of 70.40 km².[1]

Its history brought it an unexpected specialization as a city for artists. This has paid tourism dividends to the city."

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82Ntate Makonyane
"South Africa πŸ‡ΏπŸ‡¦ approves πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯ I don’t understand the language but the song is fire πŸ˜…πŸ€žπŸΌ LOVE 🀝"

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83. 
akasha elvo
"Pure Talent....Big ups!!"

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84. 
Kuria Mbugua
"The baseline in these beats is massive!!!"

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85. kyngNick
"This BangsπŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯.The beat reminds me of a Dancehall song here in JamaicaπŸ‡―πŸ‡²πŸ‡―πŸ‡²"

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86. Yun wezy
"I luv this song but damn I don’t even understand the language, one luv from a west African bro base in France πŸ‡±πŸ‡·πŸ‡«πŸ‡·, Africa to the world πŸ’ͺ🏾πŸ’ͺ🏾πŸ’ͺ🏾"

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87. Noor Mak
"not many kenyan projects cross to ugπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¬ but this banger is in its own league. i cant understand the lyrics but i dance to this. love u kenyaπŸ‡°πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡°πŸ‡ͺ"

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88. 
Rayne Davey
"WAGWAN
MEJJA"
-snip-
"Wagwan" originated as a Jamaican Patois term for the greeting "What's going on?" ("What's happening?") and has spread to other nations from there.

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89. 
JEROME BARTHELEMY
"i understand nothing but VIBE is so good !!!!!!!!!!!!"

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90. kulothungan kulothungan

"Watching from India..I love Kenyan swahili"

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91. Richard Mugendi

"I love this song...too much creativity" -snip- In standard American English, "too much" is usually a criticism, but in this comment "too much means "a lot of". **** Thanks for visiting pancocojams. Visitor comments are welcome.

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Excerpt Of A 2011 Article About Swahili And Sheng Greeting Words & Response In Stone Town, Zanzibar

Edited  by Azizi Powell

This pancocojams post presents an excerpt of a 2011 article about Swahili And Sheng in Zanzibar.

The content of this post is presented for linguistic purposes.

All copyrights remain with their owners.

Thanks to  Amanda Leigh Lichtenstein, the author of this showcased article.  
-snip-
Notice the 2011 date of this article and note the author's point that "By the time you read this, it’s possible that 20 new words are flip-flopping around, going through try-outs and show-times."

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EXCERPT OF 2011 ARTICLE ABOUT SWAHILI AND SHENG 
Guide to Swahili street slang in Stone Town, Zanzibar
by Amanda Leigh Lichtenstein, May 6, 2011


"There are at least 20 ways to answer the popular question that I never learned in formal Swahili classes. The gap between school and street could not be wider than in Stone Town, Zanzibar’s capital city, a UNESCO World Heritage site, that nearly 400,000 residents call home. Here, the lugha ya kisasa “slang” or lugha ya mitaani “street language” changes by the minute, mostly by young people who flip or shine an old word, or fashion a completely new one, inspired by hyper-local contexts, meanings, and realities.

I thought I knew Kiswahili. I’d earned an “advanced” certificate at the State University of Zanzibar. The program prides itself on teaching a kind of Swahili described as sanifu (standard) or fasaha (clean). It was rigorous and foundational, but it left me speechless (more like a “beginner”) every time I left the classroom and headed down Stone Town’s boisterous streets, where social greetings happen at every corner and turn. You really can’t walk from point A to point B in Stone Town without getting involved in greeting loops with friends and strangers alike.

Perhaps the gatekeepers of Standard Swahili do not want to accept that Stone Town youth have been and continue to be deeply influenced by Sheng – a kind of Swahili ‘patois’ that developed by urban youth in Eastern Nairobi in the 1970’s and spread, overtime, into all realms of East African life as a legitimate form of expression. While most Zanzibaris still speak a more formal Swahili, youth here are tapped into regional and global influences like music, film, and fashion that daily change the contours and textures of street Swahili. The most immediate example of that lives within the brackets of Swahili street greetings.

Not greeting someone, especially when they greet you first, is often seen as a straight-up insult, if not a totally rude and ignorant act explained only by the cruelty of a changing, globalized world.

Maamkizi (greetings) are a major part of Swahili culture. Not greeting someone, especially when they greet you first, is often seen as a straight-up insult, if not a totally rude and ignorant act explained only by the cruelty of a changing, globalized world. It’s true, the extended greeting is old-school, a shout-out to simpler times, when everyone had and/or took the time to truly acknowledge who they were passing on the street.

Everyone learns lugha ya heshima – language of respect — which is a detailed, hierarchical system of greetings depending primarily on age but also on status. The official way to greet, depending on who you talk to and where, happens at least five different ways, often accompanied by hand-shaking, hand-kissing, or at least a wave.

[includes a list of Swahili or Sheng greeting words with their English meanings]

This greeting thing could go on and on, spiralling into story-sparring and reminiscing, politicking and lamenting. If you really have to wrap up a long loop, though, there are a few classics that have withstood the test of time.

[list of Swahili or Sheng responses with their English meanings]

Take a deep breath in, sigh, offer out your hand for a shake or a Rasta-style fist-pound, and then say haya, baadaye (okay, later!) or haya, tutaonana! (okay, we’ll see each other!). If you need to offer an explanation, simply saying niko busy (I’m busy) or nina haraka (I’m in a hurry) usually does the trick. And then you’re off! That is, until you meet someone else on the street, and the greeting game starts all over again with an equally upbeat, mambo, vipi?! By the time you read this, it’s possible that 20 new words are flip-flopping around, going through try-outs and show-times.

The most popular end-phrase in a greeting loop on the island of Zanzibar is the timeless:

Tuko pamoja – We’re [in this] together.

The heart-felt sentiment, echoed back and forth between greeters at the end of any Stone Town street-and-greet, really does say it all.

Tuko pamoja.

Haya, niko busy – baadaye.’’

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Wednesday, August 5, 2020

BBC Radio 1Xtra In Jamaica 2020 - Sevana, Jaz Elise, Lila Ikè, and Naomi Cowan | Rock & Groove Riddim Freestyle



BBC Radio 1Xtra, March 8, 2020

Sevana, Jaz Elise, Lila Ikè and Naomi Cowan perform the Rock & Groove Riddim live and freestyle for BBC Radio 1Xtra at Protoje's Habitat Studios for International Women's Day.
-snip- Statistics as of August 5, 2020 at 5:32 PM EDT Total # of views - 2,541,597 Total # of likes -73K
Total # of dislikes - 1K Total # of comments -5,024 ****
Edited by Azizi Powell This pancocojams post presents two article excerpts about the 2019 Rock & Groove album that features a compilation between four of Jamaica's rising female Reggae vocalists: Sevana, Jaz Elise, Lila Ikè, and Naomi Cowan.

This post also showcases the March 2020 YouTube video of a freestyle Reggae Rock & Groove Riddim Freestyle concert performed by those vocalists that was produced by BBC Radio 1Xtra. Selected general comments from that video's discussion thread are included in this post.
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The content of this post is presented for cultural, entertainment, and aesthetic purposes.
Particular attention is given to how the comments are written, with particular attention given to the use of Jamaican Patois and/or African American Vernacular English.

All copyrights remain with their owners.

Thanks to 
Sevana, Jaz Elise, Lila IkΓ¨, and Naomi Cowan for their music. Thanks also to Proteje and Jason “J Vibe” Farmer from In.Digg. Nation Collective and thanks to BBC Radio 1Xtra for producing this concert. Thanks also to all those who are quoted in this post.
Click https://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2020/08/bbc-radio-1xtra-in-jamaica-2018.html for the closely related pancocojams post entitled "BBC Radio 1Xtra in Jamaica (2018) - Chronixx & Protoje - Who Knows (information, video, & lyrics)."

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ARTICLE EXCERPTS ABOUT THE ROCK & GROOVE COMPILATION RECORD
Excerpt #1
From  http://caribbeantoday.com/entertainment/item/28131-jamaica-s-leading-female-voices-unite-on-rock-groove-riddim.html
"2019, a landmark year that will be remembered as a groundbreaking time for women in Jamaican music, comes to an epic climax today with the release of the Rock & Groove riddim compilation. Sevana, Naomi Cowan, Jaz Elise, and Lila IkΓ©, four of the island’s most in-demand artists, have joined forces over a bouncy new rhythm, accompanied by dub versions, produced by GRAMMY-nominated Protoje and J Vibe. Rock & Groove Riddim is rooted in a half-century tradition of Jamaican riddim compilations that feature a variety of voices bringing their own flavor to the same beat.

The seminal project is available now via In.Digg. Nation Collective, the record label and management company founded by Proteje and home to artists like Lila IkΓ© and Servana."...

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Excerpt #2
From 
https://www.reggae-vibes.com/reviews/2019/12/various-rock-groove-riddim/ 
..."Rock & Grove Riddim

Altough one might think this is a relicked riddim of the Bunny Wailer song, it’s actually the enduring foundation dancehall riddim from Michael Prophet’s 1980 scorcher “Gunman” that was a partial inspiration for this “Rock & Groove” riddim from In.Digg.Nation Collective. This project, produced by GRAMMY-nominated Jamaican artist Protoje and Jason “J Vibe” Farmer is rooted in a half-century tradition of Jamaican riddim compilations that feature a variety of voices bringing their own flavor to the same backdrop. Each track across this stellar ‘rub a dub’ riddim has its own merit and explores diverse, universal themes: communication in relationships by sweet, sultry and soulful songstress Sevana; self-love and confidence by young budding artist Jaz Elise; unconditional love by the vibrant Naomi Cowan; and finding motivation in one’s muse by the energetic sounding Lila IkΓ©. The four downright bone-chilling dub counterparts, with vocals going in and out of the mix, are the icing on the cake."...
-snip-
That article begins with biographical information about each of these featured vocalists.

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SELECTED GENERAL COMMENTS FROM THIS VIDEO'S DISCUSSION THREADhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWj6gGWm0og

All of these comments were published between March 8, 2020 and August 8, 2020. These selected comments are given in relative chronological order, with the "oldest" comments given first, except for replies. Numbers are given for referencing purposes only.

1. BBC Radio iXtra
Save our 1Xtra in Jamaica playlist, to keep up to date on videos from the home of Reggae/Dancehall πŸ‡―πŸ‡²
You can find it here: http://bit.ly/1XTRAINJAMAICA

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2. 
Danato Richards"best thing inna Jamaica's reggae music right now INDIGNATION!!! big up yuh self mi artiste Protoje you literally saving the genre. as Lila Ike said at the end "INDIG NATION DI WICKEDEST!!"

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3.  
Mr Shand
"
Goosebumps. Felt has if I was taken away from the hustle and bustle of the everyday life. Absolutely beautiful. Only problem I have is that it finished so quickly. Big up Protoje you did and exceptional job bringing these talents together. ❤πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ–€❤πŸ’›"

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4. 
Michael Mcdermott
"W
hat a maaaaad jam session , no sah the , a Dem haffi step up . This is what the music needs. The venue , vibes , unity Pon top a tings."

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5.  
VYBZ KARTEL VYBZ KARTEL
"
Reggae never get old
When I hear the bet i feel it to the bons str8
Love you girls ❤πŸ‡¬πŸ‡²πŸ‡¬πŸ‡²πŸ‡¬πŸ‡²πŸ‡¬πŸ‡²πŸ‡¬πŸ‡²"

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6. 
Gregory Watts
"
Like a reggae Justice League. You know their great on their own, but when they get together big tings a gwan."
-snip-
"gwan" = Jamaican Patois for "going to"

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7. 
Richard West
"it's 
been a while since I’ve seen so much positivity In one video πŸ‘πŸΏπŸ‘πŸΏπŸ‘πŸΏ"

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8. 
Roy Bristol
"Word
 up"**
9. P Brown
"This actually brought tears to my eyes,to see the talent,the natural talent that’s in  my country,,JAMAICAπŸ‡―πŸ‡²TO THE WORLD🌎!!!!  πŸ˜₯,,πŸ‡―πŸ‡²"

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10. 
fresh staart

"Up waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay up"
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11. King Furnace
"
Ladies you inspire me.. I was looooosing confidence in the female artist Dem outta JA.
This is what the world deserves from πŸ‡―πŸ‡². Up up up. You ladies show xrated nuh needed. This is why the society stagnant.. Ladies tek back the wheel."

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12. 
Maverick Forlife
"
πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯"

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13. 
Clive Daley
"S
ay it again!! This is feeding my soul right now. Nice"
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14. 
Nicholas Leslie
"
King Furnace and them can SANG"

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15.  
JON D BAPTIS
"I
m f—king* up Jamaica's music.. dem only play certain artiste!!!! Jamaica have some big artiste right now but you won't hear about them daily unless you're doing your research. Big up BBC radio"-snip-*This word is fully spelled out in this comment.
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16. 
peachstrawberry392
"L
awd, the melody! Proud of these young ladies, nuff respect from #242 Bahamas πŸ‡§πŸ‡Έ Big up #876"
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17. 
Chat Patwah
"
Yoooooooow!!  Di future a look bright!!!  Big up oonuhself ladies!  πŸ‡―πŸ‡²πŸ‡―πŸ‡²"

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18. zen headshot
"
Listening the first minutes and thinking, damn! them energy remember me of that concert with Freddie McGregor, Dennis Brown, Cocoa Tea and Sugar Minott in 96'Sting. Then them girls proceed to version Wildfire. The circle is complete. Feminine energy to the top. Real Reggae is alive !!"

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19. 
Val&Andrew
"Ser
vana - Soulful sound.
Naomi Cowan - Sultry delivery.
Jaz Elise - Understated and bluesy.
Lila Ike - Distinctive sound and natural performer.
All Great.

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20. 
Sina Olowoake
"
Bless Up..#AfricaStandsWithTheseSisters"

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21.  
irvin willoughby
"
Ah Dem yuh call bad girls, Dem bad to the bone."

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22. 
gonzotcms
"
Dope set from four super talented girls. Pure class right here. They should come tour Europe as a group. Plenty of countries are gonna love a session like this. Nice positive energy for all to enjoy."

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23. 
Mitchie_ Girl
"
I love how they all have there own style!! Big up yourselves ladies phenomenal women!!! ❤️❤️❤️"

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24. 
P Grange
"
In the midst of this Corona crisis, this video lifts my soul every time I watch it and I have watched it over 30 times now. There is joy on that stage and it evokes the spirit of  past great Jamaican female reggae artists. These roots queens are the new greats, they are amazing. Haul and Pull selecta , play it again."

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25. 
Shan
"
This is wholesome and so true!!
Stay safe"

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26. 
 kazi kool
"
jah kno, i must commend BBC1xtra for the sound quality in these kinda performances. Anything that sounds so clean, ill listen to it alll day πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘Œ"

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27. 
Justmove Up
"
kazi kool yeahman cool n clear"
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28. 
Valmor Nascimento
"
That's medicine dude!"

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29. 
Melissa Jesurum
"
Same here it makes me smile every time. Reggae sweet!!!"

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30. 
Ayesha Smith
"Y’all see Protoje in the back looking on like a high school dance team coach watching his students perform πŸ˜‚"

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31. alieu b ceesay
"I said this..proto j..
Is the master mind.
Ring leader of this great mission."

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32. 
Ayesha Smith
"ESP Parkes who this guy? You must troll for a living or something. Protoje is the one spearheading this and Reggae overall so you better put some respect on his name"
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33. Ishai
"I've also noticed!   To me he seemed like proud uncle"
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34. 
All about it
"Protoje in the back watching like a proud daddy lol"
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35. Tiffany Tulloch
"All about it I admired that."
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36. ladyperpetua
"
The only thing more beautiful than this jam session is the unity that is being displayed by this collective lead by Protoje, love how he takes care of these young women."-snip-These are numerous comments in that discussion thread about Proteje being at the back of the stage during that freestyle concert. I've included a few additional examples of those comments throughout this compilation. 
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37. DAAYN H.-
"
Not gonna lie, this made me shed a tear... ahh the memories...  This is simply toooo smooth, so easy to listen to, sooo flowy.... they did AN EXCELLENT JOB !!  ~~Love from Haiti !!"

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38. 
Mark Yusto
"W
hen jazz gets on that mic’ shivers!! Then when Lila sings at her, heaven!! This is reggae heaven. Sevana vocals! Naomi croons!"

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39. 
Mana Vai
"
If I never stop dem we'd be here forever"... We all in quarantine...we got time πŸ˜‚"-snip-This is one of a number of  comments about the MC's attempt to end the concert (at 6:55 in this video). Several other comments about this are included in this pancocojams compilation. This comment refers to people throughout the world quarantining because of Covid-19 (the corona virus).

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40. 
Akay Syata
"T
hey murdered the riddim ...This is lit..."

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41. 
prisita dwyer
"
Baby, when they broke out with that Beres and Dennis"
-snip-
This comment means the vocalist sang a song by Reggae greats Beres Hammond and by Reggae great Dennis Brown.

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42. 
Richard Whyte
"Jamaica Destiny's child a gwaan wid a bag a tings. This bad still even a one album from the 4 a dem, mi would a run in.
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This commenter wrote that these singers are a Jamaican version of African American singing group "Destiny's Child" and that if they recorded an album, he would run and get it. (Note that this commenter and -it appears from other comments-most other commenters don't know that in 2019 these individual vocalists released a group album with the same name as the this BBC radio 1Xtra concert "Rock & Groove".

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43. Leisa Amore
"As long as Lila IkΓ© is the Lead Singer. Caw, Lila IkΓ© is a Super Starr.πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯"

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44. 
Richard Whyte
"@Leisa Amore lila look like a she a Beyonce to be honest

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45. JON D BAPTIS
"Not even close #DifferentPedigree"

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46. MOLE
"Richard Whyte they are far superior to destiny’s child"

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47. Dionne P
"Nope... different genre... different style of music. Why they have to be compared to a non-Jamaican group? There are so many Jamaicans that you could have mentioned if you choose to compare. They are all AMAZING so just let them be great in their own right!"

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48. Dionne P
"@Leisa Amore they can all sing lead! Watch it one more time!"

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49. Erykah Leigh
"JON BAPTIS THANK YOU!!! Not even close!"

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50. Teal Tension
"Please stop. You won't see a comment on a Chronixx video calling him the Jamaican Chris Brown. Somehow you liken 4 solo singers, who are equally talented, to Destiny's Child which is rnb. Lila looks like Beyonce... lol how?"

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51. Leisa Amore
"@Richard Whyte I'd actually rate her more as The Bob Marley, of the Group. They're all extremely talented, but Lila IkΓ© juss have That Extra Special Star Quality. She might be This Generation's Bob Marley or Buju Banton."
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52. Brian Webber
"They are amazing , keep playing over and over , this is a real winner , nothing mess up the mood , just rock and groove ouch , I've listened to reggae ,and dancehall for long time , this song will be remembered for a long long time , especially at this time with everything going on around the world , fantastic ladies , superstars xx"

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53. Anita Lawal
"My girls!!!!!!.....these girls rock seriously. Roots reggae in the soul. Live your best life girls" .

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54. 
Toni Ann Phillips
"But can we give a shout out to the amazing band in the back pls"

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55. TriWaite Mama
"Toni Ann Phillips completely awesome"

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56. Robbie Ranks
"Toni Ann Phillips fi real"

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57. Sir David
"The unsung heroes....I've actually seen Indignation perform they are a world class band !!"

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58. Cecilia Marshall
"Wow! Wow!  I have watched this over and over again. I can’t get enough of it.  The harmony and the chemistry between these women is amazing. ❤️πŸ”₯"

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59.Kerri B
"I cannot get enough of this. I’ve had this on replay for days now. Thank you for uplifting my spirit in this hard time. Btw Sevana’s skin a glow like peppa light. Her voice is amazing. Naomi’s voice crisp and pretty, Jaz Elise sounds sweet like sugar and Lila’s voice is sooo timeless. 😍 Mi love dis bad bad ❤️"

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60. Jennifer Delgado
"Facts no cap it's really true #fine"

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61. 
Natasha Milford
"I've listening on repeat myself yes all the comments you said. Beautiful voices & gorgeous ladies"

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REPLY
62. Gibran Freeman
"#preach ✊"
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63. Sweet Sop
"Wicked!! These girls are top shelf talent from JA.πŸ’― Just when I thought they were doing great they turned it up notchesπŸ”₯. Respect to the tributes made to the elders at the end who paved the way for them.πŸ‘"

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64. Queeny
"Loove these sistrens so soulful ♥️πŸ’šπŸ˜πŸ–€✨"

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65. lovechocolate81
"By far the best video and music compilation for 2020. I just come back to watch when I need uplifting."

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66. Royland McPherson
"Nutten nah mess up mood.haul and puuuuullll my selecta."

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67. Briixie Ukia
"Love the grove....Reggae Music...One love."

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68. Mow Vu
"all my thoughts have been expressed in these beautiful comments. much love and blessings from england. at least the bbc can do something right aye.

the amount of times i've watched this...i think i have a problem."

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69. 
Simplistic InGenious Tia Maria
"Girl power. Melody right and tight. Drop it in a Jamaican style."

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70.  Diane P
"Love you girls. Nice to see young ladies dressed and presenting them selfs respectfully"

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71. Miss Vaitea
"You know when you shout the youtube video to puuuuuuuuuuuuuuuullll upppppp?? <3 ladies ! u just made my day!!!"
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"Pull up" is Jamaican Patois for start over/ rewind (a song)
Click http://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2019/04/what-jamaican-patois-term-pull-up-means.html for a 2019 pancocojams post entitled "What The Jamaican Patois Phrase "Pull Up" Means"

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72. Michelle Stevens
"Glad you ladies sang louder and didnt let him stop ya hahahah xxxx"
-snip-
"X's" represent kisses.

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73. Davani Samuels
"Bwoy .. mi nah lie .. dem lucky mi neva deh de .. cah when mi done rock the place goodly mash up ... this girls on point  bands on point all mi goosebumps on point 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍"

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74.  zunkiella
"Y'all peeped Protoje in the back like a proud GrandadπŸ˜‚ 3:49"

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75. arlo247
"This is so fresh, so fly, its is giving me LYYYFEEE!! Thank you, so beautiful, and refreshing! Woman Power! Sweet Music"

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76. jondoe2k
"Shawny B can’t stop these gals, love it, let them sing brother as heaven is in my ears πŸ₯°πŸ₯°πŸ₯°"

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77. Ifreca Miller
"I watch this so much. These girls are the new voices of reggae. I am so lift ed by the medley time I hear it. Love that protoje chilling in the background letting his artists shine. Nuff respect. Your humility and vision is admirable."

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78. zapantalambda
"Who the first lady on the left wearing white  tops? She good."

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79. phrenzi Zzz
"@zapantalambda  thats Sevana....Jaz Elise in the green....Naomi in the burgundy and Lila in orange top"
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80. 
MAZIINA JOSEPH
"Nah, nah, nah, can't watch the 10th time and leave without a comment. These ladies' voices so sweet and natural, live, God bless u African Jamaican  sisters. Much love ❤from a Ugandan staying in Abu Dhabi - UAE"

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81. Stacy Ann Drysdale
"This reminds me so much of the I Threes or The Wailers. The next generation of soulful singing. The blend of voices are so awesome. All have their distinctive style and sound, hence the beautiful sound. I would pay to see them in concert. I pray and hope they will maintain their bond and friendship no matter where life takes them. I loved this. I watched it so many timea. Made my heart smile ❤"
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82. Rumango Chef
"they should do a project together... I am hooked on this session for days now"

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REPLY
83. Shan .
"They already have a project together."
"This is from Rock and Groove Riddim from In.Digg.Nation that all the four girls featured in. Maaaaad tune from these amazing women wagwan!"
-snip-
This comment is actually a supplement to the comment  that is given as #83, but was found multiple comments later. "Wagwan" . Click https://www.dictionary.com/e/slang/wagwan/ for information about the Jamaican Patois term "Wagwan" (from "wa gwaan") meaning the greeting "What's going on?" [What's happenin'?].

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85. Sadique Munian
"The backing track is a sample from a Frankie paul tune (fire dem mus mus)"

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86. Richard Jack
"Straight fire πŸ”₯ πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯"

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87. Jixal
"Wow, pure fire ."

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88. Monique Robinson
"This song made me feel like someone should have put....patti labelle ...Aretha Franklin and anita baker in a studio together...jamming!"

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89. Nathan Gordon
"Listen to this everyday sweet to the bone"

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90. Cecilia Dean
"Reminds me of the i 3 group if anyone remember them The Great Marcia, Judith and Rita. Gosh! We needed these beautiful Sisters to show other Jamaican female Artists that they all can do it at the same time and still be successful..
No cussing and No disrespect just Love, Harmony and #1 songs.. I am a #Fangirl"
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91. Avril Miller
"Loved this ❤️❣️❤️πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ’― rubba dub done right"
-snip-
Here's an explanation about the Jamaican music term "rub a dub" from https://jamaicanpatwah.com/term/Rub-a-dub/2769#.Xyq1_ChKi1s
"Rub-A-Dub" or "Rub-A-Dub Style" is one the genres created during the passage between Reggae and Dancehall and was invented between the end of the 70s and the beginning of the 80s. The term "Rub-a-Dub" comes from a dance style where the man and woman rubs up very close together and grind their hips to the beat."...- Greenllabel, march 1, 2017

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92. 
Timothy Stephens
"Gwaaaaan Sisters πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ‘ŠπŸΏπŸ™πŸΏ❤️"
-snip-
"Gwaaaaan" here is the complementary/encouraging exclamation "Go on!". Among African Americans, that exclamation is often given as "Go on with ya bad self!"

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93. Ramone Daley
"Dis deh pon a next level! ⚡️⚡️⚡️

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94. Mike Barnett barnett
"Without a doubt best riddim ever created! Big Up!!"

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95, Jamal Aliou
"Seen di melanin wealth pon do hills. Much love from Senegal  !!!!"

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96. Steve Leung
"it's always nice to see and hear the natural beauty, love how they keep it clean."

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97. WebStar E.T
"We watch you Jamaicans from West Africa. Stayed connected to the beautiful people. Proud brothers and sisters. Part of the future of Africa is in the Caraibians islands"

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98. Denisha Ventour
"4 Artiste, 4 Songs, 1 Big Bad Riddim, Plus some classic reggae mix...This is why I'll always love their music πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯"

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99.  SongstressNakfa
"Black girl magic ❤❤"

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100. afro gypsy
"Wow, I LOVE seeing when melanated women COME TOGETHER like this. Magic happens because there is harmony between them. Natural sisters  respecting each other's turn. This video put a big bright smile on my face.

Now, why would that guy try to mess with that magic? I am glad they cut him off when he tried to interrupt."

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101. 
Danny Kent
"What is the song Sevana sings?? just before Jaz Elise drops (beres) I feel good. Been bugging me for weeks 🧐 please help!! this is a masterpiece ❤️πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ•ΊπŸΌπŸ™πŸ»"

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102. Paige Adorable
"I Wayne - Lava Ground" 
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103. 
Malcolm Kantai
"8:14 song??? please :))"

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REPLY
104. Dwight Anderson
"When you're in love - Marcia Griffiths"
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105. 88Musk
"Part of the Gunman riddim. Wicked ladies and I knew the last girl in the orange would be wicked.  Her voice is the most different out of them.  Awesome."

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106. Toshie Mbaya
"So true the expression of music in this video will touch your soul. Pure talentπŸ’₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯"
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107. Beatrice Ottley
"Protoje mi see yuh inna di background"

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108. OB1
"Bomb a drop like a Nuclear, love this BBC big respect this is real reggae music."

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109. Natasha Allen
"This is the Jamaica that the world needs to hear/see πŸ‡―πŸ‡²"

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110. 
Truth be Told
"Add a little koffee to this musical masterpiece"

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111. 14Jezka831
"Oh yeah!"
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REPLY
112. djmrphantastikmusic
"Yo Koffee on this would of been pure overload. Lol πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚"
-snip-
"Koffee" is the stage name of a highly regarded young Reggae female vocalist who is part of Proteje's  In.Digg.Nation Collective.
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113. Dane Calder
"The future of reggae music is in great hands"

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114. Georgene Gibson
"These women are so beautiful and talented. Big up Jamaica and Jamaicans everywhere πŸ‡―πŸ‡²"

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115. ShemaB
"Protege has become the mentor.
Standing int he back watching his students shine πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ❤πŸ‡―πŸ‡²"

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116. 
richard D herewini
"WOW!!! AMAZING I Haven't heard such  BEAUTIFUL vocals/harmonies siince "The I-Threes" Truly blessed πŸ™πŸ₯°πŸ₯°πŸ₯°"

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117. Paul Schweid
"As A Reggae DJ in The States, Outstanding Group Of Sisters, What Harmony And IRIE SOUND--Bless UP -"Reggae Down" Show----Ras Paul,WXOJ103.3FM,VFRRADIO,NORTHAMPTON,MA.USA."

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118. Gilbert Caine
"pure talent no editing, well done ladies . brings back memories of home in Barbados"

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119. ISAAC KIIRU SHANGO
"We should all take a moment and appreciate Sevana not accepting to be cut off when she started the mashups"

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120. runnersworld
"this man committed a felony by interrupting this"

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121. JoJo E
"Lol. Right?!"

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122. Pooshd
"Seriously! I could have listened to another 2 hours of this."

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123. simon B palmer
"Pooshd I put o. Loop now and again!"

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124.  Kenny C
"they did well ignoring him the first time lol"

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125. Junctionseven Corrections
"Dam straight.....lol"

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126. Veronica Williams
"Lol yes"

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127. Solomon Door
"I agree my brother"

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128. 
Cuthbert Melville
"Where he going with "hol on hol on"?? He was actually going to stop that vibes.??? The talent here is just surreal."

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129. Shan .
"Yes because that was the plan!"

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130. simon B palmer
"Shan . Bad plan lol. Very amateurish at best. Unless he was under manners by the producer.and even still bad plan. Mind you when he got blanked and shuffled off the level roseπŸ‘ŒπŸ»lol hard to live that one down πŸ˜‚"
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131. 
DeJa Lawrence
"From the rhythm started playing, I’ve been smiling through it.πŸ™‚πŸ™‚ This is beautiful ❤️ it warms my heart😩πŸ”₯"

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132. Author Muriithi
"Even the Mc couldnt stop the good vibes at 6:55"

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133. Kafi Clarke
"I've got this on repeat a few weeks now, no joke, NONSTOP!!.... Sweetest piece of music I've heard in ah while... #jamaicanice...blessing from πŸ‡ΉπŸ‡Ή"
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"TT"= Trinidad and Tobago

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134. Morets TV
"Ladies, so powerful you CHASE PLANDEMIC AWAY! We're waiting for you in the Pacific Islands.  Come bless up with your Authenticity!
Touch down Honolulu, We here for you!"

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135. 
Stephanie McDonald
"Anybody see Protoje in the background watching like a guardian angel ?"

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136. Hillary T Dliwayo
"Fire πŸ”₯ πŸ”₯ reggae divas, BigUP!!!"

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137. Cecilia Dean
"I love to see all these beautiful singers working together this is what GIRLPOWER is about UNITY.. love you all  my Yard Sisters keep up the great work. Representing Jamaica to the world πŸ‡―πŸ‡²πŸ‡―πŸ‡²πŸ‡―πŸ‡² thanks✌❤πŸ‘‘πŸ‘‘πŸ‘‘πŸ‘‘"

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138. Marcus Gabriel
"flawless!!!!!!!  these girls are out of this world with talent, just amazing!!!!!!  so many times i"ve looked at this an its always like my first time when i listen, Trinidad representing  so big up Jamaica everytime, #Triniboss"

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139. VYBZ VIDEO TV NETWORK
"Bring back some real cultural heritage reggae music"

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140. Herman Lane
"Wow, how can one lickle island produce so much talent for the world!"

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141. 
JahFar Kuks
"Sending love from #Kenya.
The session was lit."

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142. 
rose bud
"NUFF RESPECT TO MY JAMAICAN LADYS CHO ROCKING AND GROVE πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ’›πŸ”₯πŸ’›πŸ”₯πŸ”₯BLESS"

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143.  Dre Cooks
"here me nuh DJ play it from top again... dem  artist yah  too bad. reggae to the world"

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144. wookie1000
"the swagger and good aura these ladies expel is fire"

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145. Spiritual Truth
"I love these young ladies them ireπŸ‘ŒπŸ»"

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146. Mark Jacobs
"Reggae done right. No cussing and  nonsense. Well done ladies"

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147. Adam S
"OMG! Thats amazing! One of the best freestyles on BBC1Xtra. Big UP from Poland!"

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148. REPLY
empress stylistic
"We need another bbc vibez we want more from these queen part2"
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149. MARGARET NJAU
"This jam is my mood lifter ,, On my dancing feet rock and groove"

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150. DJ Curt Dinero
"Protoje in the cut like a proud big brother. πŸ’ͺ🏾"
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One meaning for "in the cut" from 
"http://onlineslangdictionary.com/meaning-definition-of/in-the-cut - "off to the side".
This is an African American Vernacular English term that probably came from an area being cut off from a larger space.
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151. daniel beauregard
"de feelings rocking the roots of me soul, good connection wid de roots folks! well done"

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152. arabion knights
"New subsriber i want super stardom for my young sisters.
Blessings from Black America."

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153. 
Vivian Williams
"These girls are keeping the culture alive,"

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