Backstage, DRAKE’S’ Club Paradise’ Concert at BRIDGESTONE Arena on Valentine’s weekend, a fan was shockingly disappointed when she painfully realized that CELEBRITIES are just as ordinary and simple people like everyone else behind the facade. They have the same bad and good attitudes, likes and dislikes, rudeness, sweetness, callousness and decency, it’s a mixture of it all.

The female fan bought a pricy ticket to see her adored entertainer and paid dearly to get up close and no doubt had worshipped Drake until that night. The show was over and Drake was making his exit when she had her once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to talk with him for a second. He was passing right by her and she couldn’t believe her dream was really coming through, so she took her chance, filled with excitement, she bravely  rang out. “Hi Drake!”

Drake stared straight through her and just walked on by as if he was in a daze. She was embarrassed and hurt, he didn’t even answer her or smile or even wave which was all she wanted to make her night unforgettable. It was a wonderful show and BRIDGESTONE ARENA was jam packed. Seventy percent of the audience was college students as herself and from all walks and diversity. Earlier that day Drake had visited Martin Luther King Jr. High  School in Nashville. Among tickets and souvenirs he’d given out, he left wonderful and encouraging words of wisdom for the students and fans, telling them to work hard at their education and be their best.

To this day that was Crystal’s (not her real name) most embarrassing moment and she swore she’ll never again perceive celebs in the light that she always had and instantly terminated her status as a die-hearted Drake fan.

Celebs can be insensitive,  selfish, cocky and insulting at times. We have to always remember that behind all the money, success, power and popularity they are simple sometimes reckless human beings who will not do everything right.



Multi-talented Jamaicanbase Artiste, ‘Markie World’ is sending waves on the local stages but is still waiting on the right opportunity to lasso his career to the next level of stardom.

Named Mark McKenzie at birth, Markie World grew up in a musical family and often watched his older siblings singing and playing musical instruments such as the guitar and keyboards, hence his passion for music and entertainment developed at an early age.

Mark got the stage name ‘Markie World’ in early 1998 during a  week-long segment of rehearsal, due to his aptness and versatility to sing or adapt to any rhythm thrown at him by the bands,  sound engineers, selectors and music producers. He was appraised for his rare talent and other artistes such as Silver Cat, his friends and admirers  assisted in tagging him with the name ‘Markie World’ with the world voice that sings on any rhythm

Markie World performing on stage, Island Village Hotel, Jamaica.

This culturally inclined and passionate Artiste will be singing and composing for many years to come. Music is his life he said and he is currently in the studio working on new material. Among his many talents, this piscean is a rhythm Guitarist, Keyboard Player and Tutor, Songwriter and Singer. He has released one album so far with  his number one song, ‘You Said I Hurt You,’ which is now being played on Youtube.

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