Footprints Cafe on Belmont Road in Kingston was the place to be on Wednesday, February 15, 2023, for the Queens of Reggae Island Honourary Ceremonies (QORIHC) Media Launch.
QORIHC Celebrates 6 Years | Media Launch 2023
The event dubbed “Jamaica’s First Awards Celebration” is an event that recognizes the contributions of trailblazing women in the entertainment scene in Jamaica and it includes all generations. In that regard, Multigenerational was the word used by QORIHC Principal Laurell Nurse as she addressed invited guests at the QORIHC Media Launch to describe the concept of the event.
The open space and perfect ambiance paired with the energy of the guests set the backdrop for the night’s festivities. This year’s launch was hosted by Media Personalities Shannon Dale and Brithney Clarke. The event officially started with the sounds of highly sought-after Jazz Artiste Nina Karle who treated the audience to two songs, one of which was “I Miss You” her original song.
The audience was a mixed bag of personalities and included popular names like Nadine Sutherland whose song “Queen” is this year’s theme song as well as Mr. Colin Leslie, QORIHC’s Facilitator, Dancehall Artiste Eveana “Pamputtae ” Henry and Miquel-Symone Williams, Miss Universe Jamaica 2020 who proudly wore the Miss QORIHC sash. In true QORIHC fashion, those in attendance got the chance to learn more about the event by way of testimonials from those who were aligned with the event since its inception which included: and Traci Hamilton who emphasized the importance of funding an event like QORIHC.
“I want to thank Laurell and the platform of QORIHC for her foresight and vision to recognise and honour, all the works of females in the creative and entertainment industries. An industry that is predominantly male. It’s really an honour when she decided to honour us women and our sterling contributions to the Entertainment sector.
Interestingly, this year’s list of honorees is quite extensive; it is a combination of 2022 and 2023 Honorees.
QORIHC 2022/2023 Honorees
Althea Laing- Tribute Queen – Model, Lifestyle Coach
Pebbles – Fashion Designer/Maker
Bridgette Anderson – Decorator, Booking Agent, Artist Manager, Cook
Jennifer “Jenny Jenny” Small – Media Personality
Lorna Wainwright – Former Tuff Gong Manager, Artist Manager
Debbie Bissoon – Media Personality
Andreen Rose-Cephas Celebrity Hairstylist/Entrepreneur
Susan Simes – The Susan Show
Eveana “Pamputtae ” Henry
Yasmine Peru – Entertainment Journalist
Sharon Shroeter – TV Show Producer, Intense TVJ
Lisa “Neahlis” McIntosh – Celebrity Hairstylist
Latifa “Tifa” Brown- Dancehall Artiste
Monica Jackson – Artist Manager, Sanchez
Terminal 4 Media – Music Video Producer
Sophia Jones – Fashion Designer/Maker
Yumika Gabe – Radio Disc Jockey, Selector
Gem Myers- Reggae Artist
Donna P. Hope – Editor, Professor of Dancehall Culture
Sherine “Sher Luxury Doll” Scarlett – Dancer, Entertainment
Mitzie Williams – Media
Yendi Phillips – Public Figure
Brick & Lace – Reggae Pop Artists, Songwriters
This year’s event is especially important as 2023 will mark its 6th year staging which will be at the Courtleigh Auditorium in New Kingston on Sunday, March 26, 2023.
Make every effort to support the event and the hard-working women in the Reggae/Entertainment Industry by purchasing your tickets from the outlets below:
Kingston Night Market (KNM) on Tuesdays -8 Hillcrest Avenue, Kingston
Hair Xtreme New Kingston Business Centre, Shop #13
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Haute People will be on the Red Carpet to bring you coverage of the event so you won’t miss out! We will see you at QORIHC in March.