The 9th and louder season of the Magnum Tonic Wine sponsored Magnum Kings and Queen of the Dancehall (MKQ) competition returns to TVJ on Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 9:30pm with the first of two Audition shows. The MKQ judges stopped in Savanna-la-mar, May Pen, Portmore, Ocho Rios, and Kingston in search the most talented DJs and Singjays to shine on the 2016 Magnum stage.
The competition moves into its 9th year with the highly anticipated vibrant and fashionable ‘Curvy Diva’ as host. Yanique says this season will definitely be loud: “Magnum is always bringing the energy and that is something I really love and this year I am going LOUDER with the fashion! It will be fresh and exciting and I am just excited as usual to be a part of bringing the whole experience together.”
The first live show will be aired on Saturday, February 20, 2016 with the selected 28 contestants vying for $1Million and the title of Magnum King and Magnum Queen and promises to stir dancehall hysteria with the new LOUDER look of Magnum Tonic Wine. Season 9 also features new resident Selecta Randi Rich of Stone Love and a new host for Di Endz. Crowd favourites Professor Nuts, Miss Kitty and Skatta Burrell return to add their own brand of captivating excitement, bold expert advice and inspiration as resident judges.
Viewers are guaranteed an enhanced experience this season as Magnum goes LOUDER with the new look. “Magnum Tonic Wine has been impacting dancehall culture and more since 1999, and just like the industry players themselves, it is important for the brand to re-invent its image in keeping with the bold and magnetic essence of the culture. This year it’s all about embracing the LOUDER look not just with our new label but also with the MKQ set,” remarked Omar Palmer, Marketing Manager for Fortified Wines & Liqueurs at J. Wray & Nephew Limited.
The show continues to grow and remains the #1 watched show in Jamaica. With a mandate to support Jamaica’s popular culture that is Dancehall, show producers have implemented several surprises to enhance the entertainment value. Magnum Kings and Queens of Dancehall airs on Saturdays at 9:30pm on TVJ with repeat shows on Tuesdays at 11:30pm and Thursdays at 11:00pm.