Jamaican Reggae Artists We Lost in 2020-2021

Across the world, Reggae fans are grieving the sad news of their beloved artists who passed away between 2020-2021.

Keith “Bob Andy” Anderson

Keith “Bob Andy” Anderson, one of our veteran Reggae entertainers and prolific songwriter, passed away on March 27, 2020, after succumbing to cancer. His songwriting skills allowed him to be recognized as one of Jamaica’s most influential songwriters of all time. His most popular singles were “Desperate Lover” and “I Have got to Go Back Home.” You are resting in peace now Bob Andy but your true home will always be in our hearts. 

Frederick Nathaniel Hibbert

On September 11, 2020, Frederick Nathaniel Hibbert, better known as “Toots” passed away at the University Hospital of the West Indies after failing to overcome the deadly Coronavirus. Toots was a Jamaican Reggae singer, songwriter, and the lead vocalist for Toots and the Maytals, a Reggae and “Ska” band.  He was a renowned Reggae artist with a ground-breaking music career of over six decades. His fellow bandmates Paul Douglas and Jackie Jackson confirmed in November 2020 that the Maytals will continue as a homage to Toots. Not only that, but Reggae fans will also continue to listen to his raspy yet gorgeously supple sound that captures the true essence of Reggae music as a tribute to the great Reggae pioneer, “Toot Hibbert.”

Bunny Wailer

Bunny Wailer

Finally, 2020’s calamity was but the passing of our remarkable Bunny Wailer – The Blackheart Man (April 10, 1947 – March 2, 2021), was a sad awakening for fans. He was an original member of the world-renowned Reggae group Bob Marley and the Wailers. Their first single called, “Simmer Down” quickly spread across the world. This song is even widely recognized by the younger generations due to Bunny’s prolific writing and vocal skills          

Lee “Scratch” Perry

Later on in 2021, we got more bad news, Lee “Scratch” Perry passed away on August 29, 2021. He died at the age of 85 but he left a mark on Reggae after achieving an instrumental hit with “The Upsetter” in the late 1960s. He was also a key figure in the early success of Jamaica’s most famous group, the Bob Marley and the Wailers. The Most Honourable Prime Minister Andrew Holness paid tribute to Lee “Scratch” Perry on his own Twitter post saying, “Perry was a pioneer in the 1970s’ development of dub music with his early adoption of studio effects to create new instrumentals of existing Reggae.” It couldn’t have been said any better. We love you Legend

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Yvonne Sterling

Our Reggae songstress Yvonne Sterling passed away at 65 years old in September 2020 and Reggae fans were saddened by the news. Even though death silenced her voice that once reverberated the cultural and entertainment sector- just shortly after she re-kindled her music career, with a hit collaboration with Jamaican artists Little Lenny and Richie Stephens; her legacy will still live on. Her greatest hits were “If you love me” and “O Jah.”

Despite the sadness that we feel during these times of loss, we say rest on to our Reggae Legends – the ones who we lost from 2020-2021 and the ones we lost before. You will be sadly missed, but your musical contributions shall live forever!!


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               Jamaican reggae sensation, Mikayla “Koffee” Simpson, copped a Grammy for Best Reggae Album in 2020, making her the youngest reggae recipient in history and the first woman to get an award in that category since it has been around from 1985. Lately, Koffee has been expanding her footprint across the world by spreading her positivity and helping to unite people through music. With the global recognition that Koffee has been getting, she has been using her platform to promote what she truly represents- positivity and humility. The artist used her achievement to inspire young people in Jamaica through her “Haffi Mek It” school initiative, where she engaged her listeners in musical performances and motivational speeches. In 2020, Koffee must have said, “COVID-19 nah stop the progress” because she  launched a virtual music  tour with all proceeds going towards the improvement of children’s education.  

Koffee : Grammy-Winning Superstar

          In 2020, she was named an ambassador for the Jordan Unite campaign. This global campaign celebrates a generation joining together to create an impact that extends beyond the game of basketball. With the mantra of the campaign being, “Impossible alone! Possible together!” Koffee has been showing a promising career that continues to have reverberations across the world. In her Vogue interview when asked why she is partnering with the Jordan brand, she asserted, “I generally wear a sports style, a lot of sports clothes like sweatpants, sweatsuits, and sneakers, so Jordan’s already within my style and what I represent.” She strongly believes that this campaign will enhance her chances of inspiring her peers to strive for greatness while remaining grounded and free of corruption.

             Not only did she cop a Brand Ambassador deal with Jordan but she has endorsed the H&M Holiday Campaign titled “Bring in the Future” In this ad where you can hear Koffee reciting these soul-stirring lines, “Come out! Let out the love within, Call inequality for all, Let the voice of justice call, Let’s love, let loose, let it begin.” Furthermore, Koffee opened up to H&M about her hopes and dreams for 2021, where she stated, “I am hopeful in my heart that we will see a world that is more connected and empathetic.” 

Check out the video of Koffee reciting the inspirational poem in the H&M Ad Campaign. 

The Jordan Unite and H&M campaigns are just a few of her sponsorship deals. Later in the year, she also added  the Mastercard and Malta Ad campaigns, both great brands to be aligned with and big wins for Koffee.

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One viewer commented under the Malta ad, “Me affi come back come watch this while me a drink a Malta, the ad just “shot” yo.” This exemplifies how impactful Koffee is on a cultural and entertainment level.

         Most recently, she has endorsed, Calvin Klein’s Spring campaign in 2021, titled, “The Feeling of Letting Go.” The endorsement was announced in an epic Instagram post where Koffee “was outfitted in” a tightly-fitted sports bra – very unlike her usual ensemble of loosely fitted clothing. 

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Through all of Koffee’s brand sponsorships, she continues to expand the advocacy of working towards a world filled with more love, equality, and positivity. We’ll certainly be expecting more from Koffee because there are no limits for this multi-talented reggae artist. 

Top Jamaican Producers – 2020

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Whenever one sets out to make music, they want their music to be the best. Musicians and artists want their idea, vibration, and intent for the song expressed in the sound and beat accompanying the song; this is where music production comes into play. Songwriting, Arranging, Tracking, Editing, Mixing, and Mastering are all a part of the music producers’ job; they mold the song into a masterpiece.

Jamaica has produced some of the most excellent musicians of all time, and a contributing factor to Jamaica’s success is its producers. Here, we highlight some top musicians in Jamaica and how they have contributed to the Jamaican music’s uniqueness.

Stephen McGregor

Affectionately called ‘di genius,’ Stephen McGregor is the producer at Big Ship or Di Genius Productions. Stephen is the son of the famous Freddie McGregor; his introduction and attraction to music began at a young age. Working with top-class artists such as Elephant Man, Sean Paul, Bounty Killer, Da’Ville, and Movado, who also recorded “Weh Dem a Do” on his “Red Bull & Guinness” riddim in 2006. Producer Stephen McGregor has worked with the likes of Drake, Ne-Yo, and Estelle on the international scene. McGregor was given credit for bringing dancehall music to the mainstream after producing Drake’s hit ‘Controlla.’ In 2007 American Publishing Company announced a written deal with Mr. Stephen McGregor; we expect great things.

Notnice Records

While producers phase is and out, Notnice is considered one of the number one producers in dancehall music. Owned by Reggae artist Vybz Kartel and his business partner Ainsley “Notnice” Morris. Working with artists like Vybz Kartel’s on his number one singles “Last Man Standing,” “Cake Soap,” “Mama,” and “Get Wild. He also worked on Jah Vinci’s ” Watch Yuh Friends,” Shawn Storm’s “My Life” Popcaan’s “Gangster City,” and “Dream.” These hits are mostly number ones on local charts.

Chimney Records

Producers Jordan McClure and David Hayle, have worked with the best to include, Bounty Killer, Beenie Man, Mavado, Vybz Kartel, Elephant Man, Konshens, Zagga, Aidonia, I-Octane, Tarrus Riley, Chris Martin, to name a few. This incredible lineup of artists is what made Chimney records a Jamaican household name. Though Chimney Records has been around for over 12 years, they keep hitting the target by producing up and coming stars like Shenseea, Govana, and Jahvillani, with these artists under their banner, we can all expect to hear more of them.

Head Concussion Records

The Head concussion record owned and operated by music producer Tarik ‘Rvssian’ Johnston. Head concussion records have worked with notable artists such as Demarco, Tarrus Riley, and Blak Ryno. This label represents the best mix of age, culture, music, and production. Head Concussion entered the international market with its track ‘platinum-certified’ by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) after Sean Paul’s and Farruko ‘Passion Whine’ hit. From riddims, instrumentals, mix tapes, and overall music production, Head Concussion Records does it all.

Jamaican musicians/artists (deceased)

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Mento, Ska, Rocksteady, Reggae, Folk Music, Dub Music, Dancehall, and Reggae Fusion are just some of the music types you can find in Jamaica. These music types have given birth to some of the most excellent Jamaican musicians and artists, who are known worldwide, some of whom are no longer with us. Here we discuss some musical legends and their contribution to Jamaican music while they were alive.

Bob Marley: (February 1945-May 1981)

By far, one of the most well known and beloved musicians and artists to come from Jamaica. Marley was instrumental in introducing reggae music to the masses and encouraging and uniting persons through his positive music. If Marley were still alive, he would be the third richest man in Jamaican with a net worth of over US 1.3 million. Bob Marley has won several awards; Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, Peace Medal of the Third World, and The Order of Merit. Marley’s most popular songs were ‘One Love One Heart’, ‘Could you be loved’, ‘Iron Lion Zion’, ‘No woman No Cry’, and ‘Sun is Shining’.

Gregory Issacs: (July 1951–October 2010)

Issacs nicknamed ‘the cool ruler’ is known for his smooth, calm, emotion-stirring songs. Gregory Issacs had been nominated for the Grammy’s five times, four times for the best reggae album, and once for Best Ethnic or Traditional Folk Recording. Gregory Isaacs’ best performing album is called ‘Night Nurse.’ And his songs are still widely played across Jamaica.

Dennis Brown: (February 1957 – July 1999)

Another amazing talent is Dennis Brown. Crowned by Bob Marley as ‘The Crown Prince of Reggae, ‘ Brown started his musical career at the tender age of eleven. Brown was a hit in Jamaica as well as the UK with songs like ‘Money in my Pocket’ and ‘Westbound Train.’ While being nominated three times, it is a shocker to many that Dennis Brown never won a grammy award. And only one of Brown’s songs made the billboard holding the 42nd position for ten weeks. Dennis Brown is renowned as one of the Jamaican legends in the lover’s rock and reggae arena.

Garnett Silk: (April 1966 – December 1994)

Named at birth Garnett Damion Smith, died at only 28 years old, Garnett Silk was a talented singer and songwriter who prided himself on singing his original lyrics. Songs such as ‘Problem Everywhere,’ ‘no disrespect,’ and ‘it’s growing’ still demands screams and raves whenever played in the dancehall and on the radio.

Millie Small: (October 1947 – May 2020)

Singer of the global and world-known ‘My Boy Lollipop,’ Millie Small was a little lady with a big voice—known to be a sweet, funny, talented singer who traveled the world performing on television shows and concerts. The tune of this hit song introduced ska to the international stage. It showed the world that Jamaica is not only talented with reggae and dancehall but also ska. Her debuts ‘Sugar Plum’ and ‘We’ll Meet’ caught the attention of international eyes, thus moving to London, England, in 1963. For her contribution to reggae music, Ms. Smalls received the Order Of Distinction In The Rank Of Commander from the Jamaica Government in 2011.

Jamaican Cricketers – Best 4

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Cricket, lovely cricket! Cricket is a favorite pastime of the Commonwealth. Jamaicans are good at many things, cricket is one of them. Alfred Valentine, George Headley, Courtney Walsh, Jimmy Adams, Gerry Alexander, Jeff Dujon, Chris Gayle, Michael Holding, Lawrence Rowe, Frank Worrell, Marlon Samuels, and Andre Russell are all prominent Jamaican Cricket players. Headlining teams from the days of ‘test cricket’ to the modern days of ‘Twenty Twenty’ cricket games.

Historically cricket was a game for the upper class British. Today, the game serves to socialize and bring persons together and one of Jamaica’s favorite sport.

Here are four of our best.

Chris Gayle

Chris Gayle is the first person to score a century in a T20. Serving as the captain of the West Indies test side from 2007-2010, Gayle is one of only four players in history who have scored two triple centuries at the test level. In 2005 Chris Gayle scored 317 against South Africa and 333 against Sri Lanka in 2010. Chris Gayle is the only cricket player to score a triplet of centuries, which in cricket world is a triple hundred in Tests, double hundred in ODIs and a hundred in T20Is.

The main question is which team is Chris Gayle next IPL team. The cricketing world awaits the champion batsman.

Jimmy Adams

Serving as a batsman, wicket-keeper, and spinner, Jimmy Adams played 55 test matches for Jamaica for 18 years since 1985. His legacy included scoring 11 centuries (100 runs in one game), and a total score of 3830 runs following Adam’s retirement from actively playing cricket. Jimmy became manager of Jamaica’s under-19 side in 2006, also in 2008; he also took over from Barry Richards and became president of the Federation of International Cricketers’ Associations. Later that year, they also appointed him technical director of Jamaica’s cricket development program. Jimmy Adams is by far one of the most memorable Jamaican cricketers.

Jeffery Dujohn

One of the most skillful batsmen Jamaica has seen, Jeffery Dujohn is named amongst the best ten wicket-keepers ever to play the game. While Dujohn dominated the game in the 1980s, we mostly know him for his five test centuries and scoring his highest score of 139 in a match again in Australia in 1985.

Courtney Andrew Walsh

Courtney Walsh was captain of the West Indies Cricket team for 22 test matches. Courtney Walsh’s bowling skills are legendary. His career as a cricketer lasted almost two decades. In that time, Walsh set a recent world record scoring 425 wickets in a test match. He served as a fast bowler, and best known for an outstanding opening bowling partnership along with West Indian Curtly Ambrose for many years. Walsh retired on a high after taking 519 test wickets. Not to mention In October 2010, they inducted him into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame. Courtney Walsh is a favorite cricketer to many Jamaicans.

Jamaica’s Richest Persons – Top 5

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Hey, have you ever wondered who the richest persons in Jamaica are?  Well, we were curious also, and to lessen this curiosity, we have decided to compile a list of the five richest persons in Jamaica. These persons are Micheal Lee-Chin, Gordon Butch Stewart, Usain Bolt, Rita Marley, and Levi Roots. Below you will find their net worth and a little about their accomplishments.

Micheal Lee-Chin

At the top of the list is Micheal Lee-Chin. Mr. Lee-Chin made his wealth by investing in the National Commercial Bank and AIC. With a net worth of approximately US. 2.8 billion. He is of the habit of creating dominant companies and selling them for a profit. With his incredible foresight to spot profitable companies and high investments, there is no sign that he will give up this number one spot soon.

Gordon Butch Stewart

Gordon “Butch” Stewart, Founder and Chairman of Sandals and Beaches Resorts

Gordon Butch Stewart is the second wealthiest man in Jamaica. Gordon Stewart is the chairman of Sandals resort International, the group of companies under the Appliance Traders umbrella and the Jamaica Observer. Stewart started as a salesman and purchased his first two hotels in 1981. His interest in entrepreneurship began at a tender age, which is why it comes as no surprise that is Net Worth is over the US $1 Billion. 

Usain Bolt

Third place on this list goes to Usain Bolt, yes the fastest man in the world is also the third richest man in Jamaica. Bolt’s net worth is well over the US $90 million.

Usain Bolt Win Medal – Brazil – Richest Jamaica

With his various sprinting promotions, his career as an athlete, business investor, and business owner, Usain Bolt quickly became one of the highest-paid athletes in the world. It is said that Usain Bolt makes well over the US $20 million every year. Bolt serves as a brand ambassador for many brands, including local brands here in his name country. He gives back to his community as often as he can.

Rita Marley

Making number four is Rita Marley. Wife of the late Bob Marley has a Net Worth of approximately US $50 million. In 2004 Rita Marley released an autobiography entitled “No woman No Cry my life with Bob Marley.” Rita Marley also shows her hands in entrepreneurship as she turned Bob Marley’s home into a museum shortly after his death. This museum is visited by thousands each year. Rita has given back by establishing a foundation in her late husband’s man to assist the less fortunate and the needy, among many other charitable efforts. 

Levi Roots

Number five richest person in Jamaica is Levi Roots, Net worth of US$46 million. Levi Roots produced his cookbook in 2008. We also created the Reggae-Reggae or Roots Reggae Sauce, a Jerk Barbecue Sauce, which found much success. He was also a participant on the ‘Dragon’s Den’ television show. The Levi Roots brand continues to grow with the Caribbean inspired cooking sauces, soft drinks, desserts, ready meals, and more. Several high-end restaurant chains have signed deals with the Roots Levi brand to include the Roots sauce on their menus. Levi’s wealth will undoubtedly continue to grow as his business and brand expand.

Most Beautiful Jamaican Women – Top 5 2020

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Jamaica is a country with the most beautiful women anywhere in the world. Beauty, grace, and a superb figure are things that flow naturally from a Jamaican woman. It is challenging to look at an island filled with beautiful Jamaican women and select only 5 to bring to your attention. While so much can be said about these Jamaican beauties, we have summarized some key points for you. In no particular order:

Yendi Phillips

Yendi is a model, entrepreneur, Miss Jamaica World in 2007, and Miss Jamaica Universe in 2010. Yendi Phillips loves to travel and take life a step at a time. This local celebrity is seen in many of the country’s commercials, representing the band she believes in. Yendi serves as a mom, Jamaican television Host, model, actress, and a motivation for youthful women all over Jamaica. Her positivity and light as made her one the most beautiful women in Jamaica. 

Lisa Hanna

Ms. Hanna is a Jamaican Politician and the third woman to take a Miss World title to Jamaica in 1993. Today, Lisa Hanna is an active member of the Jamaican government, serving as a wife, mum, and parliament member for her home parish of St. Ann. There is no question why Lisa Hanna is in the top 5 beautiful women in Jamaica. As Lisa Hanna’s beauty seems to get better as she ages. 

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce Jamaican Athlete, the fastest woman in the world, is among the most beautiful women in Jamaica. Shelly-Ann grabbed the world’s attention as 2008; she becomes the first Caribbean woman to receive a gold medal in the 100m race. Shelly-Ann wears many hats, including being a wife and mother; hats she wears gracefully with great pride, beauty, and elegance.

Toni-Ann Singh 

Toni-Ann Singh is the fourth female to bring a Miss World title to Jamaica as she did in 2019. Toni-Ann is poised with grace and beauty, which seems to shine through her wherever she goes. On top of a beautiful singing voice and exceptional dance moves. Ms. Singh as proven herself to be one of the most beautiful women in Jamaica and the world, all while graduating from Florida State.

Davina Bennett

Davina is a Jamaican model who won Miss Jamaica Universe in 2017. Davina exhibits a natural Afro-Jamaican look at has made her known among her Jamaican counterparts. Bennett was contracted as the face of Shea Moisture in 2018 and also represents several companies worldwide Davina Bennett has now entered into the field of entrepreneurship and also represents several companies worldwide.

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Danina Bennet, Miss Universe Jamaica. Most Beautiful Jamaican Women.

This list is only a fraction of the beautiful women in Jamaica. While we know the island for its yummy dishes, music such as Reggae, and authentic way of life – its women stand out as one of its most attractive features. Let’s give a round of applause to the beauty of Jamaican women. 

Most handsome Jamaican Men – May 2020

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The women of Jamaica have spoken, they have chosen the most handsome Jamaican men for 2020. We may know Jamaica as the land of wood and water, but apparently good-looking men can be added to that list.

The men and women of this country are undoubtedly some of the most amazing and ‘good looking ‘ people you would find anywhere else. So we have decided to curate a list of the top 5 most handsome men in Jamaica, it will surprise you to see who made this list. In no particular order we have: 

Jeffrey Campbell – Assassin

Popularly known as Agent Sasco or Assassin is a well known Jamaica dancehall reggae artist. Jeffrey Campbell is a husband, father, and known for his positive music that highlights the challenges and successes of life. He is known to give back to its community by mentoring troubled juveniles as well as other charitable efforts. To top it off, he is a charmer, always well dressed and put together, thus making our list of top 10 most handsome Jamaican men.

Orville Richard Burrell – Shaggy

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You may know him as “shaggy,” but his name is Orville Burrell. One of the most handsome men in Jamaica is also a renowned reggae artiste, taking his name the brand Jamaican all over the world. Jamaican reggae musician, singer, DJ, and actor are only some of the name shaggy holds. He is also a husband and father. Mr. Burrell’s most recent work includes landing a deal with Disney to play Sebastian in the Little Mermaid live performance. His charity work is many, as he is the number one sponsor to the Bustamante Children Hospital. Along with his foundation called Shaggy and Friends.

Sean Paul Ryan Francis Henriques

Affectionally called Sean Paul is one of the most handsome men in Jamaica. Sean Henriques is a husband and father, as well as a world-known Jamaican Rapper. The Grammy-Award winner has been a feature in several international singles, including “Baby Boy” by Beyoncé, “What About Us” by The Saturdays, “Rockabye” by Clean Bandit, and “Cheap Thrills” by Sia.

Romain Virgo

Virgo is a young artist from Saint Ann, Jamaica who specializes in Lover’s rock. Romain quickly rose to fame after entering a local singing competition in Jamaica. Since that time, Romain has produced positive, uplifting songs that speak of the challenges we face. Today Virgo is a husband, a father, still with a handsome baby-face. It is no question why he made the list of being one of the most handsome in Jamaica.

Andrew Holness – Prime Minister

Andrew is the leader of the Jamaica Labour Party and became the prime minister of Jamaica in 2011. Prime minister Andrew Holness is the ninth and youngest person to serve as prime minister in the history of Jamaica. While Mr. Andrew Holness is known as a husband, father, and busiest man in the country, he is also one of the most handsome men in Jamaica. 

Jamaican men are among some of the best-looking men in the world. Their body built, height, weight, face, and beard are just some features that make them stand out among men. 

Top 5 miss universe/world in Jamaica

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To date, Jamaica has won 4 Miss World Title; In the year 1963, 1976, 1993 and 2019.

Each year hundreds of women compete for the position of being the next Miss Universe or Miss World. This is a prestigious award bestowed on only the best. Here is a list of Jamaica’s top 5 Miss Universe/ Miss world Contestants.

Lisa Rene Hanna

Lisa Rene Hanna won the Miss World title in 1993, becoming the third Jamaican to have won this title. Lisa Hanna is now a Politian in the country of Jamaica and as been for over 13 years. In addition to her political career, Ms. Hanna has been known for her presence, acting and hosting television shows. To date, Lisa Hanna is one of Jamaica’s most memorable Ms. World Winner.

Toni-Ann Singh

The newest Jamaican crowned Ms. World is Ms. Toni-Ann Singh. Crowned in 2019, Ms. Singh, who is a 23 native of Morant Bay, St. Thomas, recently graduated from Florida State University (FSU). Known for her incredible charm and beautiful singing voice Ms. Singh has won the hearts of many all over the world. Ms. Singh, crowned at an event in ExCeL London on December 14, 2019, Ms. Toni-Ann Singh gave a new light to the small island with her well-deserved win.

Yendi Amira Phillipps 

Yendi Phillipps is one of Jamaica’s favorite Television host, beauty queen, and model. Yendi, who was the winner of the Miss Jamaica World 2007 beauty pageant, as well as the Miss Jamaica Universe 2010 pageant, and was the 1st runner-up on the Miss Universe stage. As she serves her country in many different ways, hosting events, tv host, and businesswoman empowering, and enriching lives while traveling the world. Yendi Phillips is a favorite among the Miss World winners.

Cynthia Jean Cameron Breakspeare

Cynthia Jean Cameron Breakspeare Knows as a singer, entrepreneur, musician, and beauty queen. Cynthia Breakspeare won Miss World in 1976. Breakspeare is the mother of the famous Damion Marley, also called Junior Gong, son of the legendary reggae artist Bob Marley. Ms. Cynthia Breakspeare is now an entrepreneur enjoying her grandchildren.

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Carole Joan Crawford

Carole Joan Crawford won the Miss World competition in 1963. She was the first delegate to win who was from Jamaica and the Caribbean at large.  Before winning the Miss World competition, Ms. Crawford was a Jamaican model. Of course, upon her historical win, Jamaica threw one of the biggest celebrations the country had seen. In honor of her winning the Miss World title, the Jamaica Post issued a series of stamp printed on these stamps were images of Crawford wearing a swimsuit on her big win.

Top 5 Placement

While throughout the history of the Miss Universe and Miss World competition, Jamaica has won only four titles. There are several times where Jamaica was in the top 5:

  • 1972 – Ava-Joy Gill (5th)
  • 1973 – Patricia Teresa Yuen Leung (3rd)
  • 1979 – Debbie Campbell (3rd)
  • 1981 – Sandra Cunningham (3rd)
  • 1983 – Cathy Levy (4th)
  • 1985 – Allison Barnett (5th)
  • 1991 – Sandra Foster (4th)
  • 2006 – Sara Lawrence (4th)
  • 2015 – Sanneta Myrie (4th)
  • 2018 – Kadijah Robinson (2nd)

This data goes to prove the potential of the Jamaican queens on these world stages. And also stand as motivation that Jamaican women can do anything.