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Sizzla warns against homosexuality & skin bleaching

- during performance @ Rita Francis Festiville
Sizzla Kolanji getting his 'conscious message' over to the crowd at Rita Francis Festiville on July 29, 2016. Photo: VINO
Beenie Man energises the large crowd at Rita Francis Festiville on July 29, 2016. Photo: VINO
Beenie Man energises the large crowd at Rita Francis Festiville on July 29, 2016. Photo: VINO
The Rita Francis Festiville saw a large crowd on July 29, 2016. Photo: VINO
The Rita Francis Festiville saw a large crowd on July 29, 2016. Photo: VINO
Jamaican artists Moses 'Beenie Man' Davis and Miguel Orlando 'Sizzla Kolanji' Collins during their performance at Rita Francis Festiville on July 29, 2016. Photo: VINO
Jamaican artists Moses 'Beenie Man' Davis and Miguel Orlando 'Sizzla Kolanji' Collins during their performance at Rita Francis Festiville on July 29, 2016. Photo: VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The much needed energy for Emancipation Festival was given last night, July 29, 2016 by Jamaican artists Beenie Man and Sizzla Kolanji as the two men drew and energised a large crowd at Rita Francis Festiville in Road Town.

The dancehall artiste Moses “Beenie Man” Davis pounded hits after hits, such as King of the Dancehall, Girls Dem Sugar, I’m ok, Drinking rum and red bull; while conscious reggae artist Miguel Orlando “Sizzla Kolanji” Collins, sang Dry cry, Solid as a rock, Thank you mama, Woman I need you, Simplicity, Black woman and child, among others.

Sizzla’s message!

This was the 4th performance in the Virgin Islands for Sizzla, who has been labeled a controversial artist and banned from several countries around the world for his onstage attack on lesbians and gays.

“Tortola! Don't love no funny man…Don't take bribe from no funny man ….No funny man inna Tortola….Burn fire pon lesbians,” Sizzla said, living up to his reputation.

He also put on blast the practice of skin bleaching, advising that the territory should not allow the practice to infiltrate its borders.

"You see the bleaching thing that around, try don't make it reach here. When you look pon the television you see all kinds of terrorist act, try not make it reach here because we don't want it here and those things will only distract you from education, development, and repatriation,” he said before closing his performance.

He also mentioned his disapproval of the shooting around the world among police and civilians and general gun violence. “Me ah also bun domestic violence, we don't want to see nobody get shoot by police down here, and nobody ah shoot police. Keep Tortola clean, lead by example," Sizzla appealed to residents.

Beenie Man, despite recovering from the mosquito-borne Zika virus, said he made a special effort to perform and perform he did!

34 Responses to “Sizzla warns against homosexuality & skin bleaching”

  • Yardy (30/07/2016, 20:20) Like (5) Dislike (5) Reply
    Not them. They lame!
    • Rasta Preacher (31/07/2016, 05:32) Like (20) Dislike (1) Reply
      Zissla is a true and courageous Rasta preacher that advocate rightfulness... The preacher them should learn something and focus on the wrong before their eyes. But they don't have courage or the will or they afraid their collection will shrink..
    • the rock (31/07/2016, 05:36) Like (19) Dislike (28) Reply
      Every festival, artist like sizzler them come here to my beautiful BVI to cast judgment on others, I would like to know what they short comings are, look at beniee man, his pants are always tighter than most woman, BVI people, we must demand better, it have artist out there like Jr. Gong and Ziggy marley, those are the type of artist we should be bringing here, they spread nothing but love, if we bring these guys, then everyone can come out to the village, not only the ones who don't give a $hit about others, its festival, it should be for every one, lets put a stop to this crap, our forefathers who took the punishment for our freedom are rolling over and over each year from the wrong choices we make to show our appreciation to them!
      • Sizzle then hot sizzla (31/07/2016, 09:25) Like (28) Dislike (6) Reply

        You should so $&&%*$ stupid - like you ah deal with them nastyness• Sizzla spread love• you'll to blind to see it. Sizzla is like the friends you'll never have as he tell you like it is. People don't like direct hard truth. It may sound offensive but is it really? If Sizzla never cared about us he would have just come sing and leave. The fact that he reminding us about what's going on is a statement he cares - it's tough love. Damain Marley would have blze the same fire as well. If your not dealing with the duppy don't worry, from you know you're dealing with the duppy then you'll feel bad.... Sizzla did noting wrong it's just that the wrong is the new right and what's right is the new wrong - yet in gods eyes wrong is wrong and good is good. Brake the taboo - stop the s*cking living lifestyle..

        • the rock (31/07/2016, 12:17) Like (2) Dislike (7) Reply
          every show is the same, he says and sings the same damn thing over and over, might as well next year we just have a live recorded of this years show and save thousands of dollars bringing him inn, next!
      • Rastafari Kings/queens (31/07/2016, 12:51) Like (14) Dislike (1) Reply
        Nonsense sizzle a burn you probably fit one of those categories he spoke about why you want ziggy same thing different form fyah burn all evil
        • the rock (31/07/2016, 14:03) Like (2) Dislike (4) Reply
          i don't, but if I did, that would of been my business not yurs nor sizzler.. that's the point I am trying to get across, who is sizzler to judge me or in this case them, if sizzler night should turn to day, i am sure he will hang his head with shame, and u also rastari king/queen, your screen name alone says u are a little confuse with your gender, lol, lol!
      • rastaman (31/07/2016, 13:51) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
        You feel gong them ain't burning fire too. The problem is that people like you lost and vanity and lack of knowledge got Ahyo seeing one direction and you all need to pen you all third eye. Rastaman must burn the fire and bring truth through the world. Only the ones hat hate truth speaks like this. And ancestors don't defend pagans vibes. More fire
        • the rock (31/07/2016, 15:50) Like (0) Dislike (5) Reply
          I hit yur soft spot, all we got to do is mind our own damn business, im out!
  • mvw (30/07/2016, 20:28) Like (12) Dislike (9) Reply
    Of course we got a funny man
  • wize up (30/07/2016, 21:35) Like (9) Dislike (5) Reply
    well I am sure those guys collected their pay and I have been seeking to collect from November 2015...the airline gone with almost 10 million and little old me can't get to collect a simple 30 thousand....I tell yu
    • No wonder... (30/07/2016, 23:32) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
      @wize up- No wonder you crying soo; 30 gees and you good to go- into complete silence! LOL!
      • wize up (31/07/2016, 08:24) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
        @ wonder.....that is from 2015; I have not mentioned 2016 but God is good!!!!
    • chest player (31/07/2016, 01:28) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
      @wize up, so once you collect your 30 thousand from the next big haul of the $25m loan, your next move is to join the uninterrupted silence, like the rest of the cronies, "for our beloved blogger," we can presume.
      • wize up (31/07/2016, 08:16) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
        @ chest player: really don't understand your blog but I have been standing in the gap from back in is my point ,deal with home first take care of home ...let me ask you this question;will you give your $5 to stranger or will you give that $5 to your child: charity begins at home: lots of us can not collect while others waltz in then leave paid in full.....don't only embrace me just before an election deal with justly all the while....the money it not the issue it is the principal(keep the faith)
  • I repeat (30/07/2016, 21:50) Like (25) Dislike (6) Reply
    The clarion call has been trumpeted! Even Sizzla warning us to not be fooled by this funny man, myrum. This emancipation celebration is our ting, not his. We need to go out and have some fun; this celebration only comes around once a year and we can not allow these politicians to spoil the fun. For myrum, his turn will soon come for us to emancipate him from our government leadership and his "hitler" tendencies before we know it.
  • Tallfat (30/07/2016, 23:46) Like (6) Dislike (15) Reply
    @ I repeat. You're funny and hilarious as that dog walking on two feet clad in suit and hat. What do you mean by This emancipation celebration is our ting, not his? Are you still harping on that old line that he's not a BVIslander? Is you saying that he is not a pure bred? Ok! Whose thing is it? the Ag Minister, the MCW minister, the Health minister? I love how folks who has dual citizenship can label others outsiders while they make no clear pledge to any of the flags they fly under except to type foolishness. This continued divisive rhetoric is way pass ridiculous.
    • Whose Emancipation Celebration? (31/07/2016, 14:04) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
      Ex-Minister of Culture: " . . . it is the minister’s festival." Since when our Emancipation Celebration - the people's August Festival - belongs to any Minister? Y'all need to think before you blurt out nonsense. Now, Tallfat, you here trying to defend. Y'all start wrong, so how can you end right, when none can tell the other any better with the divisive talk. Show love, not sarcasm.
  • Trini (31/07/2016, 00:36) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Though I didn't attend heard it was nice really love my old school music real music not what they call music now ..
  • Enjoy it (31/07/2016, 05:26) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Both artist performed extremely well. It was an enjoyable show...
  • just asking.. (31/07/2016, 05:48) Like (14) Dislike (9) Reply
    How the minister pay for a guy to come here and call him name?
    • @ Just asking. U evil. (31/07/2016, 10:55) Like (0) Dislike (5) Reply
      Just asking.... U R one of those who like commest and confusion the man never call the minister any funny names. Stop it. U r an evil person that spread hate... People now don't have the rights to say what they like and what they don't like. Once people are not lying let people be. OMG. Focus on the liars
  • virginislands (31/07/2016, 06:34) Like (11) Dislike (16) Reply
    why the ell tem bring those Jamaicans here for talking about homosexuals and bleacing can any one tell me a any carribean islands that have more gays and bleacers than Jamaica go clean up your islands before you go talking I can almose bet you engaged in omosexuality too gway you undercover battyman
    • Judgement Yard (31/07/2016, 10:13) Like (15) Dislike (1) Reply
      That's why he said don't let here become like that
      Some funny guys & gals got offended they want their dirty ways to be praised the lyrical FYAH BUN DEM
  • wize up (31/07/2016, 08:20) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    home boy not getting invite again; on stage singing about homosexuality and his payment coming from the same kind of camp!!!!
  • wize up (31/07/2016, 08:30) Like (4) Dislike (3) Reply
    @ virginisland....some of them brought that homosexuality and bleaching with them to BVI....them in the media business(TV/radio/online news) set of them in the hair salon business & the list goes on.....
  • now (31/07/2016, 10:08) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    Every Jamaican hair dressers in the Bvi is bleaching their skins. From eclipse rite around to mello moods!!!!
  • A Simple Question (31/07/2016, 10:57) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Is he lying or not.?
  • WHY? (31/07/2016, 11:02) Like (6) Dislike (7) Reply
    Of all of those things affecting society today, why are these guys and many preachers obsessed with homosexuality..? They can talk about all sorts of important thing but it's always gay people they are bashing? Protesting too much! Look at him with his preened eyebrows and jewelry and pretty hair a furtive poses etc.

    Don't refer to the bible to back up the bigotry either because that was the handbook used by slave masters.

    Concern yourself with how we mistreat, cheat and hate rather than how we love.
    • wow (31/07/2016, 11:45) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
      he spoke about all terrorist attacks, police brutality etc but people focus is on homosexuality
  • What about this .... (31/07/2016, 13:26) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    Media and its $weetness/fruitiness? Ohk
  • Tallfat (01/08/2016, 06:53) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Sizzla keep the fire ever blazing but the place turnt long time dadda.
  • wow (01/08/2016, 07:38) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Lawdie! Lawdie! I got a good laugh this morning.......people never cease to amuse me! But, seriously though....those local folks that are still waiting for payment from last year need to stand up for themselves!

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