Having launched the successful careers of Tanto Blacks, Rygin King, Jah Bouks, Specialist, Innovator, Pink Boss, Kalado, Gaza Kim, Deep Jahi and Stylishh, to name a few, producers have announced that the Magnum Kings and Queens of Dancehall (MKQ) 2018 staging was the final one.
Executive Producer, Mark Kenny shared that he is happy to move on to something new and remains proud of MKQ and what it has done for the Jamaican entertainment landscape. “I prefer to end on a high note and make way for something new to ensure what we bring to the viewers is always fresh,” he shared.
He assures loyal dancehall fans to reflect on how the show evolved over the years and look forward to something new in 2019.
Telecia Lindo Johnson, Marketing Manager, Magnum Tonic Wine, is prepared for this change and expressed her excitement for something new declaring, “New can be exciting, especially in the Dancehall space, where Magnum reigns. We are very pleased with the successes of Magnum Kings & Queens of Dancehall over the last eleven years. We look forward to again partnering with Kenny and his team for another cutting edge, authentic TV Show, nurturing talent and promoting Jamaica’s dancehall culture.”
Magnum Kings and Queens of Dancehall has enjoyed phenomenal success over the years; a success shared with twenty-two winners, some of whom have gone on to enjoy mainstream success in the entertainment industry.
The competition launched artistes who have entered the international scene with 2015 Magnum King, Devin the Dakta, earning a Grammy nomination in 2016 and a 2017 single that placed him on the billboard charts and 2011 Magnum Queen, Naoma, earning a Grammy nomination for her contribution to the 2012 Sly & Robbie album: ‘Sly & Robbie and the Jam Masters – New Legend – Jamaica 50th Edition’.