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Open conversations, life experiences from influential personalities, artists, actors, public figures and athletes who are ahead of their time and worthy of yours. Host JR Watkis . Follow Jr on IG and Twitter @jrwatkis and check out his hit Prime Time TV Show World Music Views every Friday at 8:45 PM on TVJ Support this podcast:
56 Episodes
Increase your level of service if you wish to improve the quality of your brand. --- Support this podcast:
How Do Men Perceive Beauty?

How Do Men Perceive Beauty?


In this episode we talk about women and beauty guided by host Raymond Price on CVMTV in Jamaica. Season 2 Episode 1.--- Support this podcast:
Episode 54. Peace and blessings to the family of Nipsey Hustle. Ermias Davidson Asghedom (August 15, 1985 – March 31, 2019), known professionally as Nipsey Hussle (often stylized as Nipsey Hu$$le), was an American rapper and songwriter from Los Angeles, California. Emerging from the West Coast hip hop scene in the mid-2000s, Hussle initially became known for his numerous mixtapes, including his Bullets Ain't Got No Name series, The Marathon, The Marathon Continues and Crenshaw, the latter of which rapper Jay-Z, bought 100 copies for $100 each.[4] After much delay, his debut studio album Victory Lap was released in February 2018 to critical acclaim and commercial success, and was nominated for Best Rap Album at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards in 2019. Follow Jr on social media @jrwatkis , email Support this podcast:
Episode 53- Storm Saulter is a filmmaker and visual artist from Negril, Jamaica, on a mission to create universal stories wrapped in the complex social and cultural dynamics of the Caribbean. Storm’s award-winning debut film  BETTER MUS’ COME was hailed by critics as signaling a fresh new movement of independent filmmaking throughout the Caribbean. He has directed Music Videos for Chronixx, Protoje, Arcade Fire, and recently captured visuals for Jay-Z and Beyoncé’s On The Run 2 world tour. Saulter’s photography has been published in Rolling Stone Magazine and The FADER. He has exhibited in The National Gallery of Jamaica, the Brooklyn Museum, British Museum and the Museum of Contemporary Art Miami. He works extensively with athletes like Usain Bolt and brands like PUMA. Storm’s 2nd feature film SPRINTER swept the 2018 American Black Film Festival winning “Best Director”, “Best Narrative Feature” and the “Audience Award”. The film went on to win the “New Vision Award” at the Bahamas International Film Festival, “Best Feature Film” at the Nouveaux Regards Film Festival in Guadeloupe, and “Best Narrative Feature” at the 2019 Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles. SPRINTER is Executive Produced by Jada and Will Smith and is set for North American release in Spring 2019.Quotes:Sprinter is Jamaica’s energetic, emotional, and endearing return to the world cinema stage.- BRITISH FILM INSTITUTE…Saulter, who serves as his own director of photography, has a poet’s eye for detail, capturing the beauty of his native country, even in its most extreme poverty. The movie’s title, a message of hope for the future, could easily apply to the filmmaker as well.- LA TIMES | Glenn Whipp  There are some films that mesmerize like a slowly burning fire. The embers, glowing shades of red, gold and orange, mixed with smoky black, pop and explode unexpectedly, and the sparks keep the onlooker from getting too close. That is exactly the feeling that is evoked in the new film by Storm Saulter called Better Mus’ Come.- HUFFINGTON POST | Craig @jrwatkis www.sprinterthefilm.comwww.planbfree.comwww.affrm.comContact: Support this podcast:
Episode 52. In this episode, JR gives his review of the Buju Banton Long Walk to Freedom concert and how he is changing the game of reggae music. Cover Photo by Jik-Reuben Pringle @jikrueben--- Support this podcast:



In this episode I talk with Denyque, singer, brand and social media influencer. Episode 51--- Support this podcast:
In this latest episode, JR gives a lecture at the University of the West Indies, Faculty of Medical Sciences. He explores the road to turning your thoughts into reality by being mindful of the following strategies:- Recognizing opportunity.-Giving yourself the quiet time to develop ideas.-Being Limitless.-The importance of setting goals.-Production.-Minding the gold in your mind.-Being willing to hear NO to get to your YES.--- Support this podcast:
In the latest episode of the Donovan Watkis Podcast Alaine joins Donovan and goes in detail about her career, life, childhood, using technology to build a fan base in the music industry. She speaks on her demand in Kenya and moves in Qatar. Full video of the podcast may be found at Support this podcast:
#50 Baby Cham

#50 Baby Cham


In this episode I have a conversation with Baby Cham. Reggae-Dancehall superstar. He is one of the most commercially successful artist to come out of Jamaica. He has been in the music game since the early 1990s and has sold millions of records. Originally from Sherlock Crescent in Saint Andrew Parish of Jamaica, Cham's career began in the early 1990s. The Miami New Times referred to his debut album Wow... The Story, released in 2000, as "the most anticipated album in years from any reggae artist", and a Washington Post review of a live Cham concert in 2006 described him as "the man who may be the next Sean Paul -- a dancehall artist who crosses over to the U.S. hip-hop market."Throughout his career, Cham has collaborated with many hip hop and R&B artists such as Foxy Brown, Alicia Keys, Carl Thomas, Shawn Mims, Mis-Teeq, Rihanna, Che'Nelle, Jentina, Akon, and T-Pain, Keke Palmer and many others.Cham has for a long time worked with producer Dave Kelly. In 2012, he recorded with his wife, O, on the singles "Wine" and "Tun Up". In 2013 he released the Kelly-produced single "Fighter", featuring Damian "Junior Gong" Marley. Cham's third album, the Kelly-produced Lawless is due to be released in June 2015.[6] Featuring the single "I Am Hot", the album was recorded in Florida apart from a collaboration with Mykal Rose and Bounty Killer, which was recorded in Jamaica. Here in this episode we talk about it all. Remember to subscribe and follow @jrwatkis on twitter and Instagram. --- Support this podcast:
Safai Kelly is painting the world with her influence in the makeup world. The daughter of music producer Dave Kelly is working on movies with Jill Scott and working on Life Time Network and Netflix movie. She explains why major brands are seeking her influence to inbox their products each week. Hear her story in this episode. --- Support this podcast:
In this episode Dr. Constant Longkeng Ngouana, gives a Keynote address at the Rotary Club of Kingston East and Port Royal, Jamaica about the role of the IMF in helping countries. He explains the three missions of the IMF and the progress Jamaica has made in achieving its fiscal targets. --- Support this podcast:
In this Episode it’s a reverse interview with Nightly Fix hosts. We discuss Jay Z, culture, Vybz Kartel, Usain Bolt, how to make --- Support this podcast:
Bruce Golding #46

Bruce Golding #46


Episode 46. In this episode former Prime Minister of Jamaica Bruce Golding gives a speech about the state of education in Jamaica and suggests strategies to get ahead. --- Support this podcast:
In this Episode JR talks with Damian Marley. They talk about his musical journey, the changes in the entertainment business and how artists might grow their brands. --- Support this podcast:
Bob Marley’s legacy lives on, but is time for the Grammy voters and lobbyists to recognize other viable newcomers and heroes in the genre? Some people say that if a Marley is nominated for a Grammy no one else can win regardless of the quality of that person’s music. Pushing the culture forward means recognising new artistes. Reggae does not have be luxury of having singles category in the Grammy awards. Do the voters embrace the idea of diversity and do they know that the same country where Bob Marley made his music also turned out many other great musicians?--- Support this podcast:
In this episode Jenny Jenny and JR Watkis talk about what a record deal means for a TV show competition. The recent #XfactorUK win by Jamaican singer Dalton Harris is examined and his record deal is unpacked. --- Support this podcast:
Episode 42. In this episode Jr gives a keynote on personal branding in front of a live audience in Kingston Jamaica. He touches on the reason people doubt themselves and shares techniques to improve confidence and bring out the best personal results. --- Support this podcast:
Episode 41. In this episode Jr is interviewed on an article he wrote about boosting the creative economy in Jamaica. Interview takes place at the University Of the West Indies radio station. --- Support this podcast:
Episode 40. JR chats with Kemar Christopher "Ding Dong" Dwaine Ottey (born September 29, 1980) is a dancehall reggae artist and dancer. He was a dancer before becoming a Jamaican DJ (artiste) and dancehall reggae recording artist.[1][2] His most notable songs "Bad Man Forward / Bad Man Pull Up" (2005) "Fling" and "Genna Bounce" released in 2017 has assisted in his global appeal.[3] He founded the dancing syndicate Ravers Clavers. His latest number one song is “Cha Cha Boy” which made its debut at number one on the World Music Views Chart. He talks controversies in selecting the RunTown track to do his song Lebbe Lebbe and not being able to put it on iTunes. We go into his strategies for corporate branding and staying relevant in Dancehall. --- Support this podcast:
Episode 39- In this episode JR counts down the top songs in Jamaica, Canada, USA, UK and the world on YouTube and Spotify Charts. He interviews Sean Paul at his studio. The interview happened at midnight during Sean Paul’s studio session. Sean Paul dropped key insights into the music business and shares his secret to longevity over the years. Full video on Support this podcast:
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