#Video: @PJSandsDS3 Interviews @SkyhiRolo Who Performs #WhatUp at #AlmostFamous @SkyhiMuzik #DS3 #BossTV

almost famous flyer1 6-29-14PJ Douglas Sands of The DS3 (Entertainment) Group takes us up, close & personal with Skyhi Muzik’s Rolo .

Get an exclusive look at Skyhi Muzik’s newest Southern emcee Rolo  who recently performed at The Almost Famous Houston Showcase held at Kornbreads 2k, 9373 Richmond Ave in Houston, TX.

Hosted by 97.9 FM KBXX’s Kiotti, the Almost Famous Showcase is held monthly. It provides independent artists with a platform to, not only perform in front of fans hungry for new Hip Hop and R&B, but an opportunity to perform in front of major label representatives, heavy hitter producers and deejays like Def Jam Wale and Mike Mogul plus win $1,000 cash and a $1,000 marketing package.

Having the top urban station in the region’s deejays and radio programmers in the building does not hurt either.  Every hungry artist should take advantage of credible showcases to build fans, capture photos and video content, increase reach via social media and capture important data from an audience that just might be feeling your music for life.


If you like Bun B, Slim Thug or even 2Pac, you should really like Rolo! Have a listen to his new singles, What Up, Spin It and NFL Replay here.

Rolo’s new hit single entitled #WhatUp is the first record off his highly-anticipated mixtape entitled #GetAcquainted set to release wherever all good digital music is sold 7-14-14. Check him out at


Introducing Làttia! #SignMeOff Single Release @ Zvino’s Bahamas

Introducing Làttia! A Caribbean recording artist, songwriter, model and choreographer, Làttia is taking her talents to the world. A native of the Bahamas, her sultry sophistication brings passion to her music.

Join Làttia as she launches her first Dance single #SignMeOff on Friday, February 28, 2014 at Zvino’s Mic|Mix Fridays.

Doors open at 7pm and showtime begins att 8pm. First 25 online sales & 10 at the door get a Free Shot & Free ringtone of #SignMeOff. Tickets are $10 and available online. Space is limited.

Performances and interviews will also stream live beginning at 9pm here.

Part proceeds will benefit Seahorse Institute which houses programs for children, adolescents and adults with Autism, Down Syndrome and other developmental delays. Find out more about Seahorse Institute on their website

Purchase the single on iTunes, Amazon and wherever good music is sold beginning Friday 3/28/14 on her website at Follow her on social media @lattiamusic on Instagram, Google+, Facebook and Twitter.

@elife242 features #UnityFestBah with @Wyclef, @GiaMiran, @JulienBelieve, @RappquelleMusic, @theillest242, others

The latest installment of eLife242 Magazine features provocative media personality Christina “Chrissy Love” Thompson as the cover story. It’s a great issue.

Inside, are some great stories on the entertainment and fashion scene of the Bahamas plus some fabulous shots from Unity Fest featuring Wyclef Jean and Friends. If you have not heard of triple threat producer/songwriter/recording artist Sketch Carey, who has been featured on DiRadioCast, learn more about him. If you have not heard of songwriter/singer Wendi Lewis, discover her latest EP in this issue.

Celebrating the diversity of the Caribbean diaspora represented throughout the Islands of the Bahamas and presented by 242 Dreamer and I Am Influence Group, the concert was produced by Celebrity Event Planner PJ Douglas Sands of A Design For Destiny Luxury Events, one of The DS3 Group of Companies.

Performing for the first time, live in the Bahamas was Grammy award winning producer, songwriter and multi-platinum recording artist Wyclef Jean at the Carnival Grounds of the Queen Elizabeth Sports Centre in New Providence. It was indeed the largest outdoor multicultural concert of the year.

Unity Fest featuring Wyclef Jean and Friends featured the top Bahamian artists and a cross section of musical genres ranging from rake n scrape, soca and calypso to reggae, kompas, hip hop and dance. Performers included Visage featuring Novie Pierre, New Entry Band of Abaco, New Star Band, RAPPquelle, Judah tha Lion, T-Bo, Puzzle, Dillon DMac McKenzie, MDeez, Julien Believe, Bahamian Dance Queen Gia Miran, Megaton242, Bahama Boyz and Willis and the Illest Reggae Band.

The review of the concert by eLife242 captures the essence of Unity Fest, and the photos were amazing. Read the full article in this Summer’s issue.



@BahamianIcon Awards 2013 Nominees: Congrats @PJSandsDS3 for #entrepreneurship nomination for #branding & #events w/ @theDS3group


The Bahamian Icon Awards Organizing Committee, sponsors and partners are proud to announce the 2013 Nominees. Three days after the Commonwealth of the Bahamas celebrates its 40th anniversary, a group of outstanding Bahamians will receive grand honours at the first Bahamian Icon Awards. The artists, educators, journalists, humanitarians and entrepreneurs who form the first cohort of recipients will walk home holding the bronze creation of artist Kishan Munroe.

The public was asked to submit persons they wished to be considered for nomination at as the Bahamian Icon Awards acknowledges the exemplary achievements of men and women who have excelled in various industries thus contributing to the overall development of the Bahamian community. Over 150 candidates were received from across the Commonwealth of the Bahamas. The Bahamian Icon Awards Organizing Committee selected the following nominees from those submissions.

What is a Bahamian Icon? Watch the video.

The 2013 Bahamian Icon Award Nominees for outstanding achievement in Fine Arts are:
Dorothy Miller (Straw Artesian)
Keisha Oliver (Public Treasury Art Program)
Scharad Lightbourne (Scharad L Photography)
Imogine Walkine (Ceramics Fine Art)
Jolyon Smith (Smith and Benjamin Illustration and Graphic Design Boutique)

The 2013 Bahamian Icon Award Nominees for outstanding achievement in Entertainment are:
Dillon “DMac” McKenzie (Music-Da Gaulin Song)
Matthew Wildgoose (Television- “Kirby” Gippie’s Kingdom)
Preston “Puzzle” Wallace (Music-My Birthday)
Ricardo Clarke (Music-Don’t Count Me Out)
Patrice Johnson- (Theater-Election 2012)
Winston “Gus” Cooper (Junkanoo-2012 Valley Boys Boxing Day Performance)

The 2013 Bahamian Icon Award Nominees for outstanding achievement in Education are:
Joseph Rolle (Boys Industrial School)
Theoplilus Claridge (L.W. Young Secondary School)
Yvette Bethel-(Organizational Soul)
Dr. David Adams (Teleos Christian School)
Focus On Youth Curriculum (Fidelity Team)

The 2013 Bahamian Icon Award Nominees for outstanding achievement in Journalism are:
Anthony Newbold (Legends- ZNS)
Erica Wells (The Nassau Guardian)
Jerome Sawyer (the Sawyer Report)
Keith Wisdom (Portraits- Cable 12)
Ricardo Lightbourne (2012 Olympic Coverage)

The 2013 Bahamian Icon Award Nominees for outstanding achievement in Sports are:
Arianna Vanderpool Wallace (Swimming)
David Slatter (Bowling)
Anthony Williams (Track and Field)
Ozzie Moore (Volleyball)
Devince Smith (Volleyball)

The 2013 Bahamian Icon Award Nominees for outstanding achievement in Tourism are:
J. Barrie Farrington (Atlantis Paradise Island Resort and Casino)
Jermaine Wright (The British Colonial Hilton)
Nettica Symonette (A Girl Called Nettie)
Robert “Sandy” Sands (Bahamar)
Tracy Barry (The Landing Hotel, Harbour Island)

The 2013 Bahamian Icon Award Nominees for outstanding achievement in Finance are:
John Rolle (Bahamas Ministry of Finance)
Nathaniel Beneby (Royal Bank of Canada)
Tanya McCartney (RBC Finco)
Wendy Warren (The Bahamas Financial Services Board)
Darren Bowe (Scotiabank)

The 2013 Bahamian Icon Award Nominees for outstanding achievement in Entrepreneurship are:
Brent Symonette (Bahamas Hot Mix)
Dionisio D’Aguilar (Super Wash)
PJ Douglas Sands (The DS3 Group)
Laura Pratt-Charlton (the Prescription Parlor)
Phillip Lightbourne (Phill’s Food Service)

The 2013 Bahamian Icon Award Nominees for outstanding achievement in Humanitarianism are:
Bill Holowesko (Ride For Hope)
Darcy Moss (K Pace Afterschool Program)
Dudley Seide (REACH Freeport)
Earle Bethel (The Cancer Society of The Bahamas)
Erin Brown (Erin Brown Connects)
Shonalee King Johnson (Lupus 242)

The 2013 Bahamian Icon Award Nominees for outstanding achievement in Commerce are:
Atario Mitchell (Bahamas Striping)
Charles Klonaris (The Klonaris Group)
Don Davis (Quality Home Center)
Joan Albury (The Counsellors)
Kandice Hanna (The Little Pink Party)

A Lifetime Achievement Award will also be presented to an individual who has made a lifetime trans-generational contribution to the betterment of the Bahamian people.

Congratulations to DiRadioCast New Media Network’s Branding, Music, Small Business and Events expert contributor PJ Douglas Sands for her nomination in the category of Entrepreneurship. She is the founder of The DS3 Group which is a full service, boutique branding and events agency operating since 2002 and producing some of the most outstanding celebrity events the Bahamas has seen in the last decade. She is an international speaker, small business coach, event planner and branding strategist who works with entertainment clients, companies, labels and public figures in Los Angeles, Houston, New York, Atlanta and throughout the Caribbean. The DS3 Group is comprised of several companies working together for a common goal. We are very excited that she has been recognized as a proud Bahamian excelling professionally who also gives back to her community as a Bahamian icon. She feels truly humbled to be recognized among such outstanding achievers.

Congratulations to all of the 2013 Nominees. Winners will be announced at the 2013 Bahamian Icon Awards Ceremony held at the Independence Ballroom, Sheraton Nassau Beach Resort on July 13, 2013 in Nassau, Bahamas. Tickets are now on sale at SIDDA Communications Group, Ltd. or at For more information visit the website at


@BahamianIcon Awards Statue by @KishanMunroe Captures Strength and Spirit by @Tribune242

By Noelle Nicolls, The Tribune Features Editor

Three days after the Commonwealth of the Bahamas celebrates its 40th anniversary, a group of outstanding Bahamians will receive grand honours at the first Bahamian Icon Awards. The artists, educators, journalists, humanitarians and entrepreneurs who form the first cohort of recipients will walk home holding the bronze creation of artist Kishan Munroe. He designed the signature trophy for the new honour.

The instructions he received from Addis Huyler, founder and executive producer of the awards, were clear: design an abstract statue that depicts the strength and character of a Bahamian icon with a gender-neutral form. The design should be suitable for a bronze cast.

20130610-120141.jpg“I chose the conch shell because I think it is indicative of the Bahamas. We are one of the few places you can identify where you have an abundance of conch. When you look at the conch shell it is fortified, it is a beautiful colour and it is something you see every day in Bahamian life. We take the conch and we use it as a delicacy. Even when you hear them talk about eating conch, we say it puts strength in your back,” said Kishan.

“We already see it as a metaphor for strength. If you see someone break out into a fight and they have a conch shell near by they will grip the conch shell and use it like a brass knuckle. But at the same time it is soft, it is pretty and it is pink,” he said.

When he conceptualised the design, the conch shell’s relationship to history, culture and spirituality was also top of mind for the socially conscious artist. The Amerindian use of the conch shell as a horn specifically.

The indigenous use of the conch horn is packed with symbolism. “(The conch horn) amplifies that creative spirit inside of you so that the world outside can hear what it is that you had inside,” said Kishan, who paid careful attention to detail. He worked deliberately to achieve the dynamic nature of the figure’s pose, capturing the specific moment in time experienced right before a person takes flight.

“I wanted to capture that and use the chest high to suggest movement in an upward direction,” said Kishan. The figure is leaning forward with an arched back. The weight is not distributed, suggesting momentum. “It is like a step forward, either you are going forward or up,” he said.

The overall objective of the awards show is to provide a high level of recognition for the exemplary achievements of Bahamians who have excelled and contributed to the overall growth and development of the Bahamas, according to the founder. The design by Kishan Munroe is a fitting tribute for that objective.

The Bahamian Icon Awards show will be held on July 13, 2013 at the Sheraton Nassau Beach Resort. There are 12 main award categories that include Fine Arts, Entertainment, Education, Journalism, Sports, Tourism, Finance, Entrepreneurship, Humanitarianism and Commerce.

There will also be a Lifetime Achievement Award for the individual who has made “trans-generational contributions to nation building” and a Rising Star Award to be given to an outstanding student who has excelled in academics, leadership and community involvement.

The public is invited to log on to the website at for nominees and to purchase tickets online. 20130610-115816.jpg

@Wyclef talks about #UnityFestBah on Island 102.9FM’s #RendezVous with @242dreamer, @PJSandsDS3, @Megaton242 and #Puzzle

For bilingual listeners of Island 102.9 FM’s RendezVous with Kelly and Grenice on Saturday, May 17, 2013, there was a special treat.

International recording artist, songwriter, producer, Grammy award winner and social activist Wyclef Jean graced the airwaves in a special interview promoting his upcoming performance at Unity Fest scheduled for Saturday, May 18, 2013, at Carnival Grounds, Queen Elizabeth Sports Center in Nassau, Bahamas.

242 Dreamer together with I Am Influence Group have assembled a dream team performance to create the largest outdoor concert the Bahamas has seen. Unity Fest celebrates the diversity of the Caribbean Diaspora represented throughout the Islands of Bahamas. Wyclef Jean expressed on RendezVous how happy he is to have his music embraced by Americans as well as people from throughout the Caribbean.
This will be Wyclef’s first time in the Bahamas performing publicly, and he hopes to be an inspiration to Caribbean recording artists like the ones performing at Unity Fest that you can be born on a small island, work hard, pursue your dream and have your music dreams come true. Artists performing include Willis and the Illest Band, Visage featuring Novie Pierre, New Entry from Abaco, New Star Band, Bahama Boyz, RAPPquelle, Judah the Lion, Megaton242, Gia Miran, Dillon D-Mac McKenzie, MDeez, Puzzle, Julien Believe and T-Bo. Get your tickets now online at, at Just Caps, Mall at Marathon or BTC Southwest Plaza, Carmichael Road.

On Island 102.9 FM’s Rendezvous, Wyclef shared a heart-felt story about how a call from the legendary music icon Clive Davis sparked his collaboration with “The Voice” Whitney Houston, and how writing the single “My Love is Your Love” changed his perspective and boosted his expectation of how high his music career could climb. With over 500 records to his credit, Wyclef plans to give the Bahamas the performance of a of lifetime. LT Tottle of I Am Influence, Bertram Cooper and Teshon Cartwright of 242 Dreamer were in studio with Branding strategist PJ Douglas Sands of The DS3 Group to discuss the event.

242 Dreamer and I Am Influence present Unity Fest featuring Wyclef Jean and Friends on Saturday, May 18, 2013 at Carnival Grounds, QE Sports Center in Nassau. Doors open at 6pm EST with a pre-concert Beer Fest, and the show starts promptly at 8pm EST.
Tickets can be purchased online at or purchased from 14 ticket locations near you in Grand Bahama, Abaco and New Providence courtesy of TriPoint Communications. For Media inquiries contact PJ Douglas Sands of The DS3 Group at 242-676-5253.

Island 102.9 FM's RendezVous with Kelly and Grenice

Lisa Red LT Tottle and 242 Dreamer on Island 102.9 FM's Rendezvous promoting Unity Fest Bahamas featuring Wyclef Jean and Friends

242 Dreamer with Lisa Red LT Tottle and Puzzle on Island 102.9 FM promoting Unity Fest Bahamas featuring Wyclef Jean and Friends

Puzzle in studio at Island 102.9 FM promoting Unity Fest Bahamas featuring Wyclef Jean and Friends

@Wyclef is coming #Bahamas Get Ready for #UnityFestBah





Photos: @RKelly Performs in The #Bahamas with #FreshRK and @theDS3group #DS3

On Saturday, February 23, 2013 Grammy Award winning Singer, Songwriter and Producer R Kelly performed in the Bahamas. The DS3 Group partnered with promoters Fresh Entertainment to handle public relations, website design, event documentation ticketing, branding of the venue and event execution. Here are the behind the scene photos.

R Kelly arrived on Friday at the Prince George Wharf aboard a Cruise Ship with his family, sound engineer and production team. Upon arrival, he was whisked to a Courtesy Call with the Bahamas Prime Minister, the Honorable Perry Christie and several members of the Bahamas Cabinet. Later that afternoon, R Kelly attended a press conference with nearly 50 local and international news, radio and media outlets at SuperClubs Breezes Resort. It was his first press conference and interview in nearly 10 years. Following the Press Conference, R Kelly was greeted by over 500 local fans at his in-store appearance at BTC Bahamas Southwest Plaza location. Ready to perform, R Kelly headed back to his hotel to prepare for the evening and hit the stage promptly around 10pm after opening acts, Gia Miran, Sketch Carey and Darnaa.  Here are the event photos from A Celebration of Love’s Post Valentine’s Day Concert with R Kelly.


@SketchCarey Opens for @RKelly in the Bahamas – #FreshRK a Success


Bahamian singer, songwriter and producer @SketchCarey opens for Fresh Entertainment Bahamas’ “A Celebration of Love” featuring headline act R. Kelly, with three original tracks that kept the fans jumping.

“This was great moment for me” says Sketch Carey


Born and raised in the beautiful tranquil isles of The Bahamas, in the capital city of Nassau – Christopher Marcus Carey, began singing at the tender age of five and was absolutely fascinated by the multi-talented “King of Pop” Michael Jackson. But according to Christopher’s mom it absolutely did not start there, but from within her wombs, when he would leap at the sound of music, especially at the sound of his father’s voice as he would serenade his mother on the acoustic guitar. Three months premature the artist sketch made touch down 21 years ago on the 21st of February 1989, to panicked parents Patrick and Jennifer Carey. Christopher couldn’t wait to make the world his stage and Music his name!

Sketch recognizes that he is predestined, one of a kind and God inspired! A second generation Musician and Entertainer, SKETCH Hails from a heritage of highly skilled, world renowned Artists all of whom maximized their potentials in music and have become the ultimate success story. No more worthy of salute than his dad, Pat Carey, guitarist/soloist of BAHAMEN and Brother Rick Carey lead singer of BAHAMEN, whose achievements are represented by a myriad of awards and whose lifetime achievement to date have earned them bragging rights for the prestigious Grammy Award for “best Recording “Who Let The Dogs Out:

AND SO…. the legacy continues, and Christopher ‘SKETCH” Carey is about to take the world on a copious-but glorious ride, Make no mistake about it, a singer, songwriter, producer, dancer, and artist, Christopher is multi-talented and task orientated and plays the guitar, drums and wails on the keyboard. With hundreds of tracks to his credit, the word is out, and “Sketch is fast becoming an international household name.

#FreshRK a Success – A Night that #Bahamas Will Not Soon Forget

Fresh Entertainment Bahamas changed the way the Bahamian market experiences concerts.

Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013 the beach side event brought hundreds together from across the globe at the Seaside Pavilion on Arawak Cay in Nassau, Bahamas.

This undoubtedly  was a night to remembered as couples “Celebrated Love” and single women went crazy for the former R&B Thug.
One lucky lady will never forget Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013 as she was immortalized in a billion pixels across the worldwide web wiping the sweat from the face of R Kelly as he sang to her on the sideline.
Find out what the fans have to say.