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JAMAICA GETS MAJOR “BIG UPS” ON THE WENDY WILLIAMS TV SHOW!

 Top: File photo shows Nick Cannon on a visit to Jamaica Observer’s headquarters in Kingston in 2014.
Bottom: Dule Hill & Jazmyn Simon—
Jamaica and its culture got a ‘shout out’ on two separate occasions last week on the highly-rated American television talk show, The Wendy Williams Show, hosted by media personality Wendy Williams.

It first happened on Monday when stage and screen star Dulé Hill appeared as a guest. Hill, who is best known for his work on The West Wing and Psych, was born in the United States to Jamaican parents and is a regular visitor to the island.

Dule Hill

Dule Hill

The 41-year-old ignited the studio audience when he responded to Williams’ comment that she always thought of him as being younger due to his youthful appearance.
“That’s my Jamaican genes… see what I’m saying,” he exclaimed, at which point the audience erupted in applause, whistles and screams. “Big up Jamaica everytime, yuh seet,” he continued in a distinctly Jamaican accent. “ Thanks to my parents. My parents look good too,” Hill added.

Wendy Williams

Wendy Williams

The actor also spoke of his Good Friday engagement to actress Jazmyn Simon, who can be seen on the HBO series Ballers, as well as his new film Sleight which opened in the United States on Friday.
By Thursday Jamaica was again in the spotlight on The Wendy Williams Show.

NickCannonKingOfDancehall
This time it was actor and media personality Nick Cannon who was speaking of his film King of The Dancehall, which was shot  in Jamaica two years ago.

“We got any dancehall and Jamaica fans in the building. Where my Caribbean and West Indians?” he questioned, to which there was deafening applause.
“I love the culture and fell in love with the culture there. It (King of the Dancehall) debuted at the Toronto Film Festival last year and I got into business with YouTube and now the entire world will be able to see it.”

Nick Cannon

Nick Cannon

The film was sold to the on-line platform but no release date has been announced on.
– By Richard Johnson

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