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JAMAICAN ENTERTAINERS GIVE THE THUMBS-UP TO THE RE-ELECTION OF PRESIDENT OBAMA!

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Minutes after United States President Barack Obama was re-elected, scores of Jamaican entertainers took to social media to show their approval.

Jamaican entertainers have typically sought to keep their political allegiances private.

But 12 minutes after CNN projected an Obama victory at 11:18 on Tuesday night, selector-turned-deejay Tony Matterhorn took to Twitter to join in the excitement.

“I’m finally gonna get a nice job cuz [because] I did the last minute campaign for the boss, OBAMA!,” Matterhorn tweeted.

In the days leading up to the elections, Matterhorn had been urging his fans in the US to go out and vote for Obama.

“Me thing tun up ya now, LOL,” he added.

Tony Matterhorn

Soon after, it was reggae crooner Jah Cure who made it clear he was “very happy” about Obama’s victory.

“President Obama wins re-election! I’m very happy abt this,” Jah Cure tweeted.

Even the warlord, veteran deejay Bounty Killer, was quick to jump in.

“Black people a we run the world and its evident we a move from slavery to president,” he tweeted at 11:48 p.m.

Bounty Killer

Since his historic win in 2008, Obama has remained popular among Jamaican entertainers, some of who have recorded songs hailing his rise from a little-known senator in the state of Chicago to becoming America’s first black president.

And ironically, one of the most bizarre requests posted on the social media site immediately after Obama’s victory was on behalf of a Jamaican entertainer.

“Mr Obama, congratulations on your victory!! Now that you have won a second term, can you please Free BUJU,” read the tweet posted by @FreeBujuNow.

Buju Banton, whose real name is Mark Anthony Myrie, is serving a 10-year prison sentence in Florida following his conviction on drug-related charges.

The memories the odd request would have brought to the fore did not stop dancehall sensation Popcaan from saying “A di whole place a say @BarackObama… #TR888 #TR888 #TR888.

 

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