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MKQ launched at TVJ



Pretty Boy Floyd replaced on ‘The Endz’

The seventh season of the Magnum Kings and Queens (MKQ) of Dancehall talent competition was recently launched at TVJ studios.

One of the changes for the new season is that the show will feature a new ‘The Endz’ host, which is the young and vibrant Chike who replaces Pretty Boy Floyd.

Miss Kitty, Scatta Burrell and Professor Nuts will remain as the judges, and so, too, does Yanique as host. The season’s telecast begins in January on Television Jamaica (TVJ).

Montego Bay auditions have also been axed and will now be hosted in Westmoreland at Manning’s High.

Executive producer of the show Mark Kenny was noticeably absent from the launch this time around. However, telecommunication sponsors Digicel were very much present along with title sponsors Magnum.

According to Digicel’s sponsorship manager, Tahnida Nunes, the company is excited about the new season.

“We are excited about the show and The Endz. We have a new host and we know that Jamaicans are going to love that person. Our new Digicel smartphone is going to lead Magnum Kings and Queens this year. We are going to have a lot of voters’ prizes and surprises. Magnum Kings and Queens uses a reality show platform, but it uses indigenous Jamaican music to be a part of the entire thing. So the competition is a celebration of Jamaica’s musical culture,” said Nunes.

The new host for The Endz, Dayne ‘Chike’ Morrison, says he will bring his unique vibe to the show.

“I have a unique presentation style which I think is refreshing and will do justice to the contestants and the show. Ever since the inception of the show, I have been paying keen attention and I give thanks for shows like this that help to unearth new talents,” he said.

Also present at the launch were former contestants Jah Bouks, Jonnah, Sassy Silva, and Melloquence.


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