So here it is Kgnston ft. Beenie Man with the new video ‘5 Cent’
Kgnston (Jacqui Edwards) from Kingston Jamaica is a graduate from Berkeley College New York where she still resides as a successful model with a true love of music.
I interviewed Kgnston at Caribbean Fashion Week in Jamaica last June, she filled me in on one of her projects with Beenie Man which was the creation of an uplifting party track called ‘5 Cent’ and now she has released her first video so she can “Spread the vibe”.
Kgnston told Beenie she wanted something different for this project, and she also recalled how this future hit was recorded within just 20 minutes. ‘5 Cent’ has a fresh island sound with a soul influence - Kgnston’s vocals are playful and fun alongside the “King of the Dancehall” Beenie Man, creating that perfect party vibe!
So check out the video above and click here to head over to her website Kgnston Online where you can find out more as well as a link to our original feature focus on Kgnston at Exist-Media.com
Post By Fashion & Beauty Editor Elca Jeffers
Video courtesy of Kgnston
Kgnston Edwards (Facebook)
Spread the vibe - One Love!
Caribbean Collections Showcase ‘In honour of Fashion and musical icon Grace Jones’ LONDON FASHION WEEK 17th-18th February 2012
The Caribbean’s leading fashion names are to showcase exceptional collections at London Fashion Week starting today…
Nell Robinson wearing Gavin Douglas (campaign image)
This season will celebrate the London Fashion Week debut of the Caribbean Collections exhibition, showcasing a selection of exceptional handpicked designers from fifteen islands across the Caribbean. The exhibition will feature collections from designers who have been influenced by a mixture of African, British, French and Spanish cultures and will culminate in a private dinner with leading Caribbean Supermodels Jeneil Williams and Jaunel McKenzie.
The exhibition honours some of the Caribbean’s most exceptional designers who have made great contributions to the fashion world. The diverse range of designs includes the classic cuts of Drenna Luna and Julan (Jamaica) to the avant-garde style of Posh Punk (Barbados) and the resort appeal of KAJ (Trinidad and Tobago).
Caribbean Collections also highlights designers who paved the way during the evolution of a regional design aesthetic including Meiling (Trinidad and Tobago) and Jenny Polanco (Dominican Republic). Jewellery from Peace-Is of Bianca (Jamaica) and handbags from Veve (Haiti) complete the showrooms collection.
2012 marks a significant year in Caribbean history as Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago celebrate their Golden Jubilee, marking 50 years of Independence. Caribbean Collections is proudly set against a rich backdrop of the region’s ancestry and culture.
Chairman of the Caribbean Fashion Industry Association,** Kingsley Cooper** said, “This exhibition is really about showing the fashion industry that we have design talent to compete in a global arena. The contribution which the islands can make to fashion has gone under the world’s fashion radar for too long. We are delighted to be a part of London Fashion Week and as organisers of Caribbean Fashion week, we see this as a big step for Caribbean fashion, as we continue to develop our industry and position our designers to take their place on the world stage – our time is now.”
The Caribbean Collections exhibition is endorsed by some of the world’s most beautiful women, all hailing from the islands. Jeneil Williams who followed Kate Moss on the cover of LOVE and I-D magazines, adorned the cover of Italian Vogue and has fronted campaigns for Vivienne Westwood, Lanvin and Louis Vuitton, will join former Victoria Secrets model Nell Robinson and her fellow Jamaican supermodel and American Vogue favourite Jaunel McKenzie in supporting the collection.
The fashion showcase will take place at the Cosmopolitan Charing Cross Hotel’s Regency suite on 17th-18th February 2012, from 10am to 5pm.
Posted by: Steph Hernandez - Exist Media Editor-in-Chief