Nomaddz

“If it nuh live; it dead” says the No-Maddz and only performs with their “Dihaadhaadban.” They are all Jamaica Prime Minister Youth Awardees for Excellence in the field of Arts and Culture; the highest state award for youth in Jamaica. The group hit single “Rise above Profanity” is featured on the PUMA FAAS global campaign. The No-Maddz plays the characters ‘Rocker’, ‘Flex’, ‘And’ and ‘Groove’ alongside world top athlete Usain Bolt. They have been featured on a number of Festivals in Europe, Asia and North America; Rhur, Reggae Jam and Daegu Festival to name a few. Their unique style involves Dub Poetry spiced with different music genres, carrying the spirit of Jamaican Roots music. The premiere Dub Poetry group comprises of Sheldon “Shepie” Shepherd, Everaldo “Evie” Creary , Christopher “Birdie” Gordon, and O’neil “O’nie” Peart.

Christopher “Birdie” Gordon

Prime Minister Youth Awardee in the year 2009, was the first Jamaican to play Reggae music on the Huntington University Radio Station in the United States of America. There he gradu- ated with a Bachelors of Arts in Media and Mass Communica- tion. His mammoth contribution to Jamaican theatre saw him winning the Award for Best Musical Number in the Island’s Actor Boy Award series and Best Actor in the Caribbean Schools’s Drama Festival.

O’Niel “Onie” Peart

Prime Minister Youth Awardee in the year 2007, has guest starred in the film “Shattered Image” (1997). He was the ambassador from Jamaica to the Caribbean in CARIFESTA in the year 2000 and was nominated for Best Lead Actor in the Island’s leading Awards for Theatre Practitioners. O’nei’s contribution to Jamaica has spanned beyond the call of duty to a productive and success- ful teaching career that sought to empower Jamaican Youths from 2002 to 2011.

Sheldon “Shepie” Shepherd

Best Actor at the Film Life’s 16th Annual American Black Film Festival (ABFF) for the Jamaican feature film “Better Mus Come” as the character “Ricky.” in 2012. Prime Minister Youth Awardee in the year 2006, he was the ambassador from Jamaica to China in the year 2005. Sheldon has been prized as one of Jamaica’s youngest sensation as a writer with the Jamaican radio series “Outa Road” being one of his contribution to Jamaican Broadcasting.

Everaldo “Evie” Creary

Prim Minister Youth Awardee in the year 2005, has made signifi- cant contributions in the Jamaican Theatre and Film scene. He has starred in the Jamaican feature film “Better mus come” (2007) as the character “short man” and Andrea Levy’s Britian TV Drama “Small Island” as “Elwood” (2010). He has also featured in a number of Jamaican plays with the hit “Jamaica 2 Rawtid” at the helm of them all.

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