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New Melanie Fiona video – Ay Yo

One of our favourite islandistas on the musical scene, the talented Melanie Fiona, has a new video out for her single Ay Yo – and we are loving it. It’s an inspirational, get up and do what you have to do kind of track and the video has a cool concept and an actual storyline. […]

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All we want for Christmas… is some pepperpot!

Hard-working islandista soul singer Melanie Fiona may be away from home and working on Christmas Day but she’s still going to keep her Christmas Caribbean.   The Guyanese-Canadian singer, who received her first Grammy nomination earlier this month, told Rap-Up.com about her Christmas plans. Like most West Indians the Toronto-born singer has family all over […]

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Melanie Fiona speaks on her Grammy nom!

Big t’ings a gwan for islandista -not-actually from an island, the talented Guyanese-descended Melanie Fiona, who received her first ever Grammy nod on Friday when the award nominations were announced. Just a month after her album The Bridge was released, she has been nominated for Best Female R&B Performance … and of course, she’s thrilled. […]

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Caribbean artistes on BET’s Rising Icons

You don’t have to tell us in the Caribbean that our stars are on the rise. It’s like the world is finally waking up to a Caribbean moment in sports and culture. Between our dominating sports stars like Usain Bolt, Shelly-Ann Fraser and even Lewis Hamilton and our up and coming artistes like Rihanna, Hal […]

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T-Pain being sued by Guyanese promoter and Ri-ri goes house shopping

Down in GT, they are NOT happy with hip-pop Auto-tune king T-Pain after he skipped out on a concert there last month. The reason given at the time was that T-Pain had received reports that he was allegedly the target of kidnapping and death threats in Guyana because the promoter hadn’t take care of his street people […]

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Political relationship commess in GT and TCI

Ok, so for some reason, baaaaare dirt has been spilt in the last two weeks on some high-profile political relationships- the former or soon to be former ‘First Ladies’ of Guyana and Turks and Caicos have been talking out a lot in the last two weeks about their estranged husbands and their relationships. The most […]

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Another islandista ‘it girl’ – Nicole Fiscella

Well this came as a bit of surprise even to us here at islandista, who avidly track the Caribbean heritage of every celeb. Did you know that Gossip Girl’s Nicole Fiscella is an islandista? St. Lucian mother, Guyanese father. So… what gives with the last name Fiscella right? That’s what we thought. It’s not a […]