Monthly Archives: October 2013

If dancheall is the voice of the garrison, then what about Jamaicans not from the ghetto

This response from SOL’s The Therapist opened my eyes to a different side of being a Yaad Rapper too. I’ve never thought of it from the POV that Jamaican rappers may have been more exposed to hip hop far earlier or more than reggae. The point about it not being relatable since dancehall is “the voice of the ghetto” and not …

Sonwabile Ndamase – Designer of the infamous ‘Madiba shirt’

Ndamase shot to world prominence in the 90s when then President Nelson Mandela took a liking to his colourfully designed shirts. In 2013, his famous ‘Madiba shirt’ was again in high demand when the former president was admitted to hospital. But to the enthusiastic pupils at Abbotts College Northcliff, Ndamase was there to reassure them of their place in the world.