Marcia Griffiths, Alison Hinds & Cedella Marley To Be Honored At The 2024 “Caribbean Music Awards”

New York, NY (July 3, 2024), Caribbean Elite Group unveils the night’s highest honors for the 2024 Caribbean Music Awards. These honors are given based on a rigorous selection process that considers the artists’ impact on the Caribbean music scene, their profound cultural contributions, and their overall career achievements. This year, women have taken all three honors!!  The esteemed Marcia Griffiths will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award, Alison Hinds will be honored with the Elite Icon Award, and Cedella Marley will receive the Legacy Award. “The recognition of women in this year’s awards underscores the importance of their contributions to our culture and heritage. Their voices are vital to the vibrancy of Caribbean music.” – Caribbean Elite Group

The legendary Marica Griffiths has a decade-spanning career that continues to flourish to new heights. She is recognized for her critically acclaimed songs “I Shall Sing,” “All My Life,” holds the record for highest-selling single by a female reggae singer of all time with her rendition of “Electric Boogie,” and is widely known as a vocalist for the I-Threes collective who supported Bob Marley with backing vocals. Alison Hinds, known as the “Queen of Soca” for her impact on the genre, has become synonymous with Caribbean culture for her breakout hit singles “Fuluma,” “Roll It Gyal,” and more. Her musical contributions have since become embedded within the D.N.A. of Caribbean carnivals worldwide. 3x Grammy-winner, philanthropist, and more, Cedella Marley continues to persevere and enrich the heritage of Caribbean culture through music and social responsibility to fashion, arts, and beyond. The prestigious honors to each of the world-renowned, highly acclaimed artists will recognize the robust achievements of each artist unequivocally, with more honors set to be announced within the coming weeks.

Since its inception last year, the “Caribbean Music Awards” has been a platform to celebrate the rich musical heritage of the Caribbean and honor the artists who have contributed to its evolution. For the inaugural 2023 event last year, Buju Banton received the first honors of the night with a Humanitarian Award, which highlighted the invaluable efforts of his philanthropic foundation, the ‘Buju Banton Foundation.’ Kes delivered a heartwarming speech honoring Trinidadian artist David Rudder with an Elite Calypso Music Award honor. Carel Pedre saluted and honored the late Mikaben with a Kompa Music Award honor. Morgan Heritage welcomed a special tribute to Beres Hammond, which included performances by Dexta Daps, Kranium, Toni-Ann Singh, and Romain Virgo. Hammond was officially honored with the Elite Icon Award by the president of V.P. Records, Chris Chin. Furthermore, DJ Stephen and Doug E. Fresh welcomed an honor to Machel Montano with a Lifetime Achievement Award.

Dexta Daps leads the Caribbean Music Awards 2024 nominations with eight outstanding nods. Click HERE for the complete “Caribbean Music Awards” 2024 nominees list. The celebration of the nominees will peak at a star-studded event on Thursday, August 29, at King Theatre, where music enthusiasts and industry insiders alike will come together to honor the extraordinary talents and tracks that have graced this prestigious list.

For the latest updates and information about the 2024 Caribbean Music Awards, visit CaribMusicAwards.com and follow the platform on I.G. @CaribMusicAwards @CaribbeanEliteMagazine. We encourage you to join the conversation, share your thoughts, and stay updated with the latest news about the event on our social media platforms.

About the Caribbean Music Awards

The Caribbean Music Awards celebrates the exceptional talent, creativity, and impact of Caribbean music. It recognizes outstanding artists, producers, and industry professionals who have significantly contributed to the Caribbean music landscape.




About the Caribbean Elite Group

Caribbean Elite Group aims to amplify the people, stories, and talent that, for generations, has fueled the rich culture of the Caribbean.   As part of the portfolio, Caribbean Elite Group produces Caribbean Elite Magazine – a print and digital publication highlighting Caribbean entertainers, artists, producers, promoters, cuisine, travel, fashion, entrepreneurs, and more while engaging in various topics of special interest to the community.

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DJ Jahmar’s “Fantan Mojah Guh Dung” Set To Make Waves In The Dancehall Scene

Shinealous Records proudly announces the upcoming release of “Fantan Mojah Guh Dung,” a collaboration between the esteemed DJ Jahmar and renowned Reggae and Dancehall artist Fantan Mojah. This upbeat Dancehall banger delves into one of the genre’s hottest topics, promising an electrifying listening experience for generations of worldwide fans.

DJ Jahmar, a towering figure in Arizona’s music landscape, not only heads the state’s acclaimed “12 Tribes” sound system, but also commands respect as an industry icon on the club scene. With a repertoire that blends his heritage of Dancehall and Reggae, DJ Jahmar has graced the stages of the biggest festivals and shows, captivating audiences with his infectious beats and vibrant performances.

The genesis of “Fantan Mojah Guh Dung” traces back to Kingston, Jamaica, where DJ Jahmar and Fantan Mojah forged a bond through philanthropic endeavors.

Dj Jahmar

Dj Jahmar

Fantan Mojah, renowned for his contributions to Reggae and Dancehall with a catalogue of classic cultural hits, brings his signature delivery and artistic prowess to this latest collabo, infusing the track with unparalleled energy and charisma.

“I really appreciate that Fantan Mojah expands musical boundaries on this single,” says DJ Jahmar. “There’s a hardcore Dancehall element on
‘Fantan Mojah Guh Dung,’ which sees the legendary artist boldly stepping outside of his musical comfort zone. Yet, Fantan Mojah doesn’t miss a beat on the release, with his versatility beaming.”

Scheduled for impact on July 5, “Fantan Mojah Guh Dung” will be accompanied by a stunning visualizer on Vevo, hosted by Shinealous Records and powered by Symphonic. This release promises to leave an indelible mark on Dancehall, combining DJ Jahmar’s expertise with Fantan Mojah’s firebrand delivery to create a masterpiece that resonates with fans and critics alike.

Stay tuned for the official release of “Fantan Mojah Guh Dung” on July 5, as DJ Jahmar and Fantan Mojah join forces to ignite the music world with their unparalleled talent and infectious beats.

The highly anticipated “Fantan Mojah Guh Dung” is the second release hailing from Shinealous Records, since their distribution partnership with Symphonic. Owned and operated by Edley Shine, formerly of Born Jamericans, Shinealous Records’ mission is to bring authentic Reggae, Hip Hop and Dancehall back to global prominence, with great records and marketing.

Caribbean Culture-lovers Came Together For Hookie Weekend 2024

This past weekend, Caribbean culture lovers from around the globe converged in Washington, D.C. for the vibrant and much-anticipated Hookie Weekend 2024. The event, held from June 13th – 17th showcased the best of Caribbean music, entertainment, food, and camaraderie, drawing thousands of attendees who celebrated the rich and diverse cultural heritage of the region.

Highlights of the 2024 production of the famous 5-day, 6-event festival include a highly praised set by Soca artiste Preedy during the Thursday night kick-off party ‘Release Therapy. This was followed on Friday by another high-energy edition of the weekend’s flagship event ‘Hookie DC’, which featured an engaging ambiance and energy which emphasized the fete’s “Eye Candy” theme along with unforgettable performances from Soca stars Nadia Batson, Nailah Blackman &GBM Nutron which set the tone for the rest of the action-packed weekend.

Nailah Blackman


The celebration continued on Saturday with Hookie Weekend attendees getting down and dirty in oil, paint, and powder at the early morning affair ‘Lion’s  Pride J’ouvert’. Saturday night transitioned into a pulsating nightclub experience with the Back to Basics Entertainment/Hookie Life Entertainment-produced ‘Shine DC’ which featured an all-white theme and internationally renowned DJs.

The festivity-filled weekend came to a peak at Sunday afternoon’s innovative mas experience ‘Riddim & Road’ which gave several masqueraders an opportunity (and for some another opportunity) to touch the road in a costume and indulge in maximum revelry.

Hookie Weekend 2024 concluded in true Caribbean style at the festival’s official cool-down event ‘Oasis’ which took place at a new venue, the spacious Citizens & Culture Lounge. A rep from Hookie Life Entertainment shared, “We’re very happy with Hookie Weekend 2024’s success. Our goal was to create an immersive experience that celebrates Caribbean culture and the overwhelming response from attendees shows that we achieved just that. We are grateful to our sponsors, performers, and the entire team for making this event a resounding success.”

They continued, “Hookie Weekend is more than just a festival; it’s a reunion of people who share a love for the Caribbean. Every year, it feels like a homecoming.” Plans are already underway for Hookie Miami which takes place during Miami’s 2024 Carnival this coming October as well as for Hookie Weekend 2025 happening June 19th to 23rd 2025 and promises an even bigger and more spectacular celebration.

Stay tuned for further events from Hookie Life Entertainment by visiting: www.hookielife.com;

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Miami Carnival Celebrates 40 Years of Caribbean Culture in South Florida

A Historic Milestone Promising Unforgettable Experiences in Food, Music, Pageantry, Culture, and Heritage

Miami Carnival, the dynamic celebration of Caribbean vibrancy, joyfully announces its 40th-anniversary festivities, set to take place from October 11 to 13, 2024, in Miami, FL. For four decades, Miami Carnival has pulsated as the heart of Caribbean traditions, leaving an indelible mark on South Florida’s cultural tapestry. Beyond a mere festival, Miami Carnival has evolved into a vital nexus for cultural exchange, economic vitality, and community cohesion. With infectious soca and calypso rhythms filling the air and stunning costumes adorning the parade route, Miami Carnival radiates joy, unity, and cultural heritage.

Fueled by unwavering dedication and Carnival passion, the Miami Broward One Carnival Host Committee (MBOHC) is preparing to orchestrate one of the year’s most anticipated cultural events. This milestone anniversary commemorates four decades of honoring the finest Caribbean culture and heritage, cementing its position as one of North America’s premier cultural tourism attractions.

Supported by esteemed entities such as the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau(Host Sponsor), Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, Visit Lauderdale, and Broward County Commission, Miami Carnival invites attendees to savor a myriad of Caribbean and international delicacies, beverages, and artisan crafts, enriching the celebration of Caribbean culture and pride. Event tickets are available for purchase at miamicarnival.org.

Miami Carnival has blossomed into a cornerstone of the Caribbean diaspora, drawing participants and spectators from across the globe. Enthusiastic US, Caribbean, African, and European attendees will converge in Miami for this year’s festivities. Over twenty masquerade bands and eight steel bands will vie for top honors, while attendees will be treated to the infectious rhythms of soca at the mega concert. The celebration encompasses pageantry, music, culinary delights, arts and crafts, and cultural experiences suitable for families of all ages.

Joan Hinkson-Justin, Chair of the Miami Broward One Carnival Host Committee, expresses her excitement: “Miami Carnival stands as a testament to the vibrancy and resilience of Caribbean culture. Our 40th anniversary signifies the enduring spirit that unites us all.” We eagerly anticipate celebrating the legacy of our founding members, who are the bedrock of Miami Carnival’s success and growth.

As one of the founding members of Miami Carnival, Ruthven Williams, adds, “As we mark this historic milestone, we celebrate not only our past but also the limitless potential of our future.”

Kathryn D’Arcy underscores the economic impact: “Miami Carnival’s contribution to our local economy cannot be overstated. It’s more than just a celebration; it’s an engine of growth and prosperity.”

The weekend’s highlights include the iconic Miami Carnival J’ouvert and the Miami Carnival Panorama competition, complementing the rich cultural diversity of South Florida’s arts and culture scene. The pinnacle moment arrives on Sunday, October 13, at the Miami-Dade County Fairgrounds with the Miami Carnival Parade of Bands and Concert, a splendid showcase of the traditional West Indian Carnival extravaganza.

As the event’s 40th anniversary approaches, anticipation mounts for the diverse lineup of talent poised to grace the main stage, highlighting the finest Caribbean music and performance art.

For further information, event updates, and ticket sales, please visit miamicarnival.org or follow @MiaBroCarnival on social media.

Signature Miami Carnival 2024 Events

Jr. Carnival-Saturday, October 6th

Panorama-Friday, October 11th

J’Ouvert- Saturday, October 12th

Miami Carnival Parade of Bands and Concert-Sunday, October 13th



Redemption ‘The Way Forward’: Will Long Be Remembered As A Night Of Superb Reggae

Redemption 9: ‘The Way Forward’ will long be remembered by patrons as a night of superb performances by some of reggae’s great of the present and past.

The event brought a sold-out crowd to the Queen Parks Savannah where they were thoroughly entertained by the Reggae stalwarts Steel Pulse, Sizzla  Kalonji, and Super Cat.

The Show started on time with the legendary reggae group Steel Pulse. Their repertoire which lasted over 40 minutes included classics like ‘King James Version’, ‘Bodyguard’, ‘Life Without Music’, and ‘Chant A Psalm A Day’. It’s not often to start a show with a band of such caliber.

Bermudan Reggae superstar Collie Buddz did not disappoint the crowd with his mega-hit ‘Love And Reggae’, ‘Come Around’, and ‘Mamacita’.

Up next was Christopher Martin with his branded ladies’ appeal charming them with his hit songs including ‘Paper Loving’, ‘Cheaters Prayer, ‘Mama’, and many more in his 40 minutes on stage.

With the previous acts setting the stage for the headliner, the PA system bellowed: “Praising Jah and the Royal Son of Ethiopia! Queen Park Savannah, we are getting ready! from Judgment Yard to the Queens Park Savannah! Take out your phones and let us welcome Sizzla Kalonji!

Sizzla was impressively dressed in a grey suit, white shirt with a white bow tie, and matching turban which reflected his Bobo Ashanti Rastafarian roots. In an hour-long repertoire and to the delight of the crowd, he went through his hits that included ‘Man Woman and Child’, ‘Thank You Mama’, ‘We Got It Right Here’, and ‘Just One of Those Days’.

Throughout his performance, Sizzla, whose real name is Miguel Collins,  commented on the senseless killings in Trinidad.

He warned, “We don’t want no gangster, no gang, no you, no me. Because it’s young gangsters that we’re taking and killing each other. It doesn’t work in Jamaica, so it must not work in Trinidad.”

Sizzla went on to say, “We do a lot of gangster stuff in Jamaica, just for the play system and sound system,”

“Don’t say any gangster songs in the music and start killing each other. It’s not right. We don’t do that in Jamaica. Cut it out.” The entertainer pleaded.

The end of Sizzla’s sizzling performance was by no way the end of the show for the Super Cat of Reggae the Don Dadda himself was yet to perform.

Dressed in a three-piece suit, the now 60-year-old performance was filled with energy and the vigor of a man half his age. He had the crowd singing and dancing along as he took them down memory lane with his hits including ‘Come Down’, ‘Cry for the Youth’, ‘Say Boops Deh’, ‘Nuff Man ah Dead’,’ Don Dada’, ‘Ghetto Red Hot’ and ‘I’m Leaving on a Jet Plane’.

A pleasant surprise of the night was an impromptu singing competition that brought four contestants on stage with each having to render a verse and chorus of one of the night’s performing artists’ songs. The audience was pleasantly surprised by Radha Mahabir’s lively rendition of a Super Cat song and voted her the winner.

Other local performers worth mentioning are Jamelody and Mr King; they both received hearty applause from the audience.

Caribbean Entertainment Hub congratulates Tropix Entertainment, Redemptoin’s promoter, for an excellent presentation. In our humble opinion,  They are one of Trinidad & Tobago’s premier entertainment franchises.

For full coverage of the show visit: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJLwBFvC3-6V_kxwYPKQ1YAT2dRc969vF

Nadia, Nailah, Nutron & Preedy Will Touch Down In DC For Hookie Weekend

As the United States celebrates Caribbean Heritage Month in June, Caribbean music heavy-hitters will be on full display in the nation’s capital of Washington DC and its environs during the annual Hookie Weekend which takes place from June 13th to 17th.

Some of the Soca genre’s top performers will entertain audiences at events over the always highly-patronized weekend of Caribbean culture. On Thursday, June 13th, the dynamic Preedy (real name Akeem Chance) will hit the stage at the Hookie Weekend official kick-off event ‘Release Therapy’. Preedy, known for songs “Lost & Found”, ‘“Yuh Bad”, “Away” and “Say Yeah” will bring all hits including his 2024 smash “Search Party”.

On Friday, June 14th, the pool party/stage show extravaganza known as ‘Hookie DC’ will sizzle with the sounds of Nadia Batson. A spirited Soca Queen in her own right, Nadia will touch down in DC with her full catalogue which includes fan favourites “Market”, “So Long”, “Fatt”, “Catching Feelings” and “Everytime”.

Joining Nadia at Hookie DC which for 2024 bears the theme ‘Eye Candy’ will be Nialah Blackman. The third-generation Soca songstress who was recently signed to a major US record label will deliver her popular tracks “Round and Rosie”, “Jam Of The Year”, “Workout” featuring Kes, “Best Self” featuring Lyrikal and “Come Home” featuring Skinny Fabulous.

Rounding off the Hookie DC cast is Soca artiste, songwriter and producer GBM Nutron (Jason Carter). Nutron looks forward to performing his crowd movers such as “Hot Gyal Anthem”, “Practice”, “Scene”, “Ego Jam” and his monster 2024 collaboration with Farmer Nappy “In The Centre”.

As a literal mashup of big city flair and island Carnival experiences, the 2024 Hookie Weekend will be a 5-day, 6-event festival featuring engaging performances, pulsating parties and unforgettable J’ouvert and Mas experiences.

Hookie Weekend 2024 promises a memorable celebration of Caribbean culture, music, and camaraderie in the DMV with energetic beats and infectious vibes from June 13th to 17th.

For info on Hookie Weekend 2024, event tickets, ‘Lion’s Pride J’ouvert’ package registration and vendor application, please visit: www.hookielife.com & www.hookielife.com/tickets

To register for original, exclusive ‘Riddim & Road’ mas costumes by K. Adoree Ent, please visit: www.hookielife.com/costumes


Celebrate Anguilla’s 50th Summer Festival With Exciting Events

The Anguilla Summer Festival celebrates its 50th anniversary! From July 21st to August 11th, locals and visitors are invited to join the festivities and enjoy a week full of cultural events, music, and fun activities. The 50th edition of the Anguilla Summer Festival, aptly coined “The Family Reunion,” will attract record numbers of visitors and returning residents to the island. 

In its pure form, The Anguilla Summer Festival is a celebration, affirmation and expression of culture coined by the island’s people. Family, friends, well-wishers and guests from ports worldwide will descend on Anguilla to revel in the festivities that celebrate life’s freedoms and commemorate the Anguillian ancestors’ emancipation.

The Anguilla Summer Festival incorporates Carnival celebrations and competitions, Boat Racing (the island’s national sport) and other maritime activities. During this period, the entire island pulses with energy. Anguilla is the place to be this summer, from the parties to the concerts to street fairs to Anguilla’s world-renowned restaurants and street food. The Anguilla Summer Festival is a canvas painted with new and everlasting memories each year. 

The festival peaks with festivities on Monday, August 5th, with the lively J’ouvert Celebration (a street party that begins before dawn). Anguilla’s J’ouvert celebrations are unique because it is the only J’ouvert in the Caribbean that ends on the beach with an all day beach party and concert. On Tuesday, August 6th, don’t miss the highly-anticipated Miss Anguilla Pageant, where the island’s beauties will compete for the crown. The pageant is expected to highlight and celebrate past Miss Anguilla winners. The committee’s efforts are championed by The Honourable Dee Ann Kentish Rogers, Minister of Education and Culture and Miss Anguilla 2017. In 2018 The Hon. Ms Kentish Rogers was also the first black woman crowned Miss Universe Great Britain.  On Wednesday, August 7th, the Calypso Monarch Competition will showcase Anguilla’s top talents in music and performance. This event will take place at the famous Landsome Bowl Cultural Centre. Calypso Monarch is a highly anticipated event that brings the masses to bask in the music and culture and take in top calypsonians on the island. 

Prepare for an exhilarating experience at ‘Eyes Wide Shut’ on Thursday, August 8th. This year’s theme, ‘Enchanted‘, promises a night… and morning of unforgettable live performances and surprises. The Grand Parade of Troupes on Friday, August 9th, will be a vibrant spectacle of costumes and dancing, a sight not to be missed. The festival continues on Saturday, August 10th, with the thrilling Poker Run. A high stakes card game that stops at 5 of Anguilla’s beautiful beaches and incorporates the best Djs, competitions and food. The festival concludes with the “Champ of Champs” boat race. This battle of locally made sloops (sail boats) is Anguilla’s National Sport and “Champ of Champs” is the island’s Super Bowl on the water. The excitement is bar none.

Don’t miss out on the excitement of the 50th Anguilla Summer Festival. Join us for a week of music, dance, culture, and entertainment as we celebrate this milestone anniversary. 

“We are thrilled to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Anguilla Summer Festival, a cherished tradition that brings our community together in joy and celebration. This milestone event promises to be a memorable occasion filled with exciting performances, cultural displays, and vibrant festivities that showcase the rich heritage of Anguilla. Join us as we come together to honor this momentous occasion and create lasting memories for generations to come.” – Roxxi Chung PR.

For more information visit https://ivisitanguilla.com or follow us on social media @axasumfest.

All Roads Lead To Orlando This Memorial Day Weekend For Its Downtown Carnival Celebration.

With many of the top soca artists scheduled to perform in Orlando Florida over the Memorial Day weekend, Orlando Carnival 2024 is destined to be an unforgettable occasion for carnival lovers.

Soca and Fete Lovers will have a hard time deciding which event to attend especially on the Saturday night of Memorial Day Weekend. In the evening, the Viking and Viqueen of soca, Bungi Garlin, and Fay Ann Lyons are taking the “Back In Times Lime” indoors to the prestigious Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center.

Entitled “Soca Anthropology” the soca ‘Power Couple’ is planning a hybrid event that combines Caribbean music and theatrics with American elements to create something unique and diverse.

According to Fay Ann Lyons: Caribbean and American elements would be combined to create a unique cultural experience. She believes this approach will expose Caribbean people to new experiences and showcase mixed cultures. Fay Ann said this product will not solely be Caribbean-based but will be appealing to people who have never been exposed to the Caribbean culture.

Two other events that clash on that Saturday night are Culture Fete with Patrice Roberts and Machel Montano headlining and Socafest with Kes The Band, Nadia Batson, and Mica Teja as some of the main Acts. With the feteing scheduled to start from Thursday and end on Monday, a massive gathering of  Caribbean culture enthusiasts is expected to descend on Orlando for that weekend.

Ever since being the first carnival after the pandemic, Orlando Carnival Downtown has grown in strength, glamour, and numbers. This year the event is taking it up a notch with more bands on the road for the parade of the bands on Sunday, May 26th, and for the Jouvert the morning of Saturday, May 25th. On the Friday night, “Carnival on the Runway” one of Orlando Carnival’s signature events will showcase gorgeous models clad in beautiful costumes.

The annual Orlando Carnival Downtown festival brings pageantry, parties, art vendors, and foods from Trinidad & Tobago, Jamaica, Guyana, Barbados, and other Caribbean nations. It has infused the joys of Caribbean culture and music into Orlando for more than three decades, and this year will be no exception, possibly the most exciting of all.


Created For More: A Groundbreaking Two-day Experience In T&T To Empower Young Individuals & Seasoned Professionals

In a celebration of empowerment and possibility, Chantel and Mwale Henry, a dynamic couple and life and business strategists, join forces to ignite a wave of transformation in Trinidad and Tobago. Together, they spearhead the inaugural “Created for More” event, a groundbreaking two-day experience aimed at empowering young individuals and seasoned professionals alike with access to career opportunities, internships, retraining, and entrepreneurial insights.

Born and raised in Trinidad, Mwale Henry brings a deep understanding of the local culture and a passion for uplifting his community. On the other hand, Chantel, having migrated from America, brought with her a wealth of experience and a vision for global success. Their partnership is not just about personal success but about unlocking the potential in others, creating a legacy of significance and impact.

Through their innovative approach to business and life coaching, known as Geo-arbitrage, they have not only built a multi-million-dollar enterprise but have also become trailblazers in the global business arena. Their unwavering dedication to excellence and relentless pursuit of success have earned them widespread recognition, including features in prestigious publications such as Yahoo Finance! and Business Insider.

As a couple deeply committed to helping youth and professionals maximize their success and unlock their God-given potential, Chantel and Mwale bring a unique blend of insight, inspiration, and practical strategies to empower attendees of the “Created for More” event. Their shared belief that everyone is capable of creating a unique sound in the earth fuels their mission to uplift and empower individuals from all walks of life.


“Our life has been about not just our personal success but unlocking the potential in others,” says Chantel and Mwale.

Created For More

The “Created for More” event represents a unique opportunity for individuals to come together and embark on a transformative journey of growth and empowerment. Over the course of two days, attendees will have the chance to connect with industry leaders, access valuable resources, and gain invaluable insights into the world of entrepreneurship and personal development. From career guidance and internship opportunities to retraining programs and entrepreneurial workshops, the event promises to be a catalyst for positive change and lasting impact.

For more information:


Instagram: @MwaleandChantel

Created for More: https://www.facebook.com/createdformorenow

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@wearecreatedformore

LinkTree: https://linktr.ee/mwaleandchantel

Trinidadian Author Daniel Francis Creates An “Author Village” & First Caribbean Author Conference For Self Publishing Enthusiasts

Daniel Francis, author and founder of the Caribbean-based self-publishing company ‘One Momentum Publishing’, has been making waves in the self-publishing and author community with his innovative approach to literature and his passion for providing other authors with the necessary resources to succeed in the industry.

Daniel’s Vision is to support, empower, and provide established and aspiring authors with the resources that were not so accessible when he started his journey.

Through his online ‘Author Village’ community, he has been able to create a supportive and nurturing environment for aspiring writers to thrive. The impact of his work extends beyond just publishing books; it’s about fostering a sense of community and empowerment among writers in the region.

Having already successfully written and self-published two books, Daniel’s knowledge and experience in the publishing industry are invaluable. His journey from writing his first book to establishing a self-publishing company reflects his dedication to helping others bring their stories to life. Through his author village, he has mentored aspiring writers, providing them with the tools and guidance needed to navigate the world of self-publishing.

The impact of his work in the community is profound, as he has not only created a platform for writers to share their voices but has also fostered a sense of belonging and support among them. His commitment to promoting diversity and inclusivity in literature is evident in the stories that emerge from his ‘Author Village’ and conference.

As the launch of his latest book approaches ( which will take place at the conference), his influence continues to grow, inspiring others to pursue their writing dreams and make their mark in the literary world. His dedication to empowering writers and fostering a sense of community is a testament to the transformative power of storytelling.

On April 23rd – World Book Day,  his company One Momentum Publishing will host a highly anticipated Author Conference from 4pm-7pm at The Central Bank Auditorium. This event is designed to help develop authors and provide them with the resources required to successfully self-publish in the Caribbean.

The Conference will start with an Author Village from 4-7pm , where over 40 authors will be showcasing, marketing, and selling their books, then 7-10 will be the insightful and engaging panel discussions and networking.