Magnum Kings & Queens returns
The ninth and louder season of Magnum Tonic Wine-sponsored Magnum Kings and Queen of Dancehall (MKQ) competition returns to TVJ on Saturday at 9:30 p.m. with the first of two audition shows.
The MKQ judges stopped in Savanna-la-mar, May Pen, Portmore, Ocho Rios and Kingston in search of talented deejays and singjays to shine for 2016.
The competition moves into its ninth year with the highly anticipated vibrant and fashionable 'Curvy Diva', Yanique, as host.
"Magnum is always bringing the energy, and that is something I really love, and this year I am going Louder with the fashion! It will be fresh and exciting, and I am just excited, as usual, to be a part of bringing the whole experience together," Yanique said.
The first live show will be aired on Saturday, February 20, with the selected 28 contestants vying for $1m and the title of Magnum King and Magnum Queen, and promises to stir dancehall hysteria with the new Louder look of Magnum Tonic Wine.
Season 9 also features new resident DJ, Randi Rich of Stone Love, and a new host for Di Endz.
Crowd favourites Professor Nuts, Miss Kitty and Skatta Burrell return to add their own brand of captivating excitement, bold, expert advice and inspiration as resident judges.
"Magnum Tonic Wine has been impacting dancehall culture, and more, since 1999, and, just like the industry players themselves, it is important for the brand to re-invent its image, in keeping with the bold and magnetic essence of the culture. This year it's all about embracing the Louder look, not just with our new label but also with the MKQ set," remarked Omar Palmer, marketing manager, fortified wines & liqueurs, J Wray & Nephew Limited.