Hard work, a will to succeed and not being afraid of taking chances is helping Brooklyn based, Jamaican rapper Safaree succeed in the entertainment business. On Sunday, Feb. 18, Safaree will be presented with the “Blue & Bougie Impact Award” at Mingles Cafe, in the Bronx, New York for the fascinating year he had in 2017.
“We are extremely proud of the accomplishments of Safaree,” said Jerry McDonald, executive from Blue & Bougie.
After garnering the spotlight as the beau of popular Hip Hop rapper Nikii Minaj, critics thought he would vanish into obivilion when the power couple split.
Four years later, Safaree is hotter than ever, landing starring roles on both the New York and Hollywood franchises of “Love & Hip Hop.” In October, he had a starring role on VH1’s “spine-chilling” Scared Famous,’ where reality TV stars complete a series of spooky challenges in an attempt to win $100,000 for their charity. The rapper, songwriter and business entrepreneur born Lloyd Samuels was also crowned HelloBeautiful’s Sexiest Man of 2017, securing over 6,000 more votes than 2016 winner Kofi Siriboe.
“Safaree is a bonafide star!” McDonald disclosed.
“He developed his music career in 2017 and flourished as a reality TV star of ‘Love & Hip Hop,’” said McDonald. Safaree expanded his business empire, launching his own line of coconut oil. On social media platforms Twitter, and Instagram, he created a buzz, racking up millions of views and likes for his posts. He also amassed million of views on YouTube.
McDonald indicated 2018 could be an even bigger year for the rapper who is expected to release a new album, tour and expand his acting chops with a starring role in a feature film project.
To date, Safaree has released three mixtapes. In 2010, he co-wrote the single “Did It On’em” for Minaj’s debut studio album, “Pink Friday.” He had all of six writing credits and was featured on the track “Press Conference” on Minaj’s second album “Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded’ which was released in 2012.