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January 8, 2014
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Demarco nominated for award in Australia


Jamaican Dancehall star Demarco has landed his first nomination for an award in Australia.

The singer has been nominated in the 'Best African Song of the Year' category for his 2013 collaboration, Summer Party, with Ghanaian star Samini, in the Radio Afro Awards, hosted by popular broadcasting house, Radio Afro.

A brainchild of the station's executives, the awards show is aimed at recognising music of African origin, considering its growing popularity in the Australian diaspora.

Radio Afro was also instrumental in the success of Demarco's 'I Love My Life' eight-city tour last summer.

Astounded by the nomination, Demarco heaped bountiful adulations on the Australian masses and his team for yet another career milestone.

"This is a great way to start the new year, and to get a nomination, only months after your first tour of that country, is definitely an accomplishment. I would like to thank my hard-working team and especially the people of Australia for this one."

The winner will be revealed via the station.

Meanwhile, in North America, Demarco's music is slowly seeping into Hollywood. Reality-TV star Porsha Stewart one of the main characters in the popular American series Real Housewives Of Atlanta, sampled his I Love My Life song for a photo collage set against music on her Instagram page @porsha4real.

The post has set off a firestorm of comments, with many of her almost half million followers wanting to know about the artiste and choice of song.

Demarco admitted he wasn't aware of the development until it was brought to his attention by his team, but noticed a lot more interest coming from various sects across the US.

Following a scintillating performance at the BTL Park in Belize City, Belize, to close out 2013, Demarco has released his first official single for the new year Allergic To Badmind Friend. The song is produced by UIM Records.

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