International Recording artiste Demarco has become the latest in a series of Jamaican entertainers to have fallen victims to the now prevalent scamming trade plaguing the island. On Monday the artiste found himself accused by several persons via Twitter of collecting monies for dubs (customized version of a song) yet the songs have not been forthcoming.
Further investigation by Demarco’s team revealed that someone posing on Facebook has been fingered as the perpetrator. The unscrupulous individual used the moniker ‘Veronica Blackstock’ with the email address Youthjamz@facebook.com claiming to be from Clarendon while collecting thousands of Jamaican dollars on behalf of the singer.
In a release to the media a seemingly concerned Demarco says he wants the public to be aware of these unscrupulous individuals who are swindling honest, hard working people out of their hard earned cash and trying to taint his reputation.
“What occurred his unfortunate, neither me nor any member of my team received monies for dubs. My management is in the process of contacted the relevant authorities to investigate the matter. Please be advised that True Gift Entertainment, Starkutt Records, Headline Entertainment and Prism Marketing Consultants are the ONLY OFFICIAL AGENTS AUTHORIZED to conduct business on my behalf. For dubs, drops and jingles please contact Kevon Dixon (official Road Manager) at 1(876)852.4809 or firstname.lastname@example.org”
Demarco, now in the U.S. for a series on shows in Florida, Las Vegas (Jan 24th) and North Carolina (Jan 31st) is set to return to the island later this month for a performance at the 2014 staging of the Youth View Awards (YVAs) on February 1st 2014 at the National Indoor Sports Center. Following the YVAs the ‘Fren Circle’ singer will begin preparations for his fourth tour of Africa.
Less than a week ago he was nominated in Australia for the "Best African Song of the Year" category for his 2013 collaboration "Summer Party" with Ghanaian star Samini in the Radio Afro Awards hosted by popular broadcasting house Radio Afro. A brainchild of the station’s executives the award show in aimed at recognizing music of an African origin, considering its growing popularity in the Australian Diaspora.