KING OF COMEDY

Jamaican comedian Oliver Samuels.

The Bronx-based Deh Abroad Corporation and Pure Jamaica, Inc. Wednesday evening hosted a 50th anniversary celebration for the renowned Caribbean “King of Comedy,” Oliver Samuels.

Samuels is a Jamaican-born comedian and actor, performing both stand-up and comic theatre globally.

His brand name is synonymous with Jamaica and laughter, and he is widely regarded as one of the funniest talents to emerge from the Caribbean.

Ruth Ho Shing; Oliver Samuels and Dennis Titus in the family play “Guilt Trip.” Mykonic Productions

Samuels – who has achieved 50 years of outstanding contribution to arts and culture in Jamaica and the Caribbean, and has received numerous accolades and awards over the years – was presented with a Citation from the Office of the Mayor of New York City and a Proclamation by the Prime Minister of Jamaica.

This event was livestreamed globally to more than 200,000 registered platform users on Pure Jamaica Social Media Platform and Caribbean One TV App.

“Deh Abroad and Pure Jamaica are proud to sponsor this landmark event,” said Dominic Christopher of Deh Abroad Corporation. “The ethnic diversity and high attendance rate anticipated at this event provide a tremendous marketing and social opportunity, and will propel the Jamaican culture to even greater heights.”

  1. J. Peart served as the host of the evening proceedings. Popular artistes joined Peart from the arts and culture fraternity include: Ity & Fancy Cat; Glen “Titus” Campbell, OD; Christopher “Johnny” Daley; Fae Ellington CD; Deon Silvera; Audrey Reid; Volier Johnson, OD; Rosemary Murray; Joan Andrea Hutchinson; Owen “Blakka” Ellis; Ann Marie Fuller; Michael “Stringbean” Nicholson; Andrew “Braata” Clarke; Wally British; Marcia “Joy” Brown; Letna AllenRowe, OD; and Kevin “Patrick” Sinclair.

Deh Abroad Corporation is a non-profit advocacy platform offering a free online-based information portal to the Caribbean Diaspora.

It boasts of being the only minority-created and Caribbean-focused digital platform for individuals and organizations that need information about business services, cultural events and educational development.

Incorporated in 2008, Deh Abroad has over 500 registered Caribbean businesses within its network.

Pure Jamaica, Inc. is an E-commerce platform that provides social media branding for small businesses through targeted marketing and professional social media services to reach new customers and increase brand awareness.

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