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Beenie's reality show to have international appeal

todayMarch 28, 2009

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Filled with scandals, feuds and public relationships, the life of the self-proclaimed King of the Dancehall, Beenie Man, has often held the local public’s attention. Now, Beenie Man will be parading his colourful personality to an international audience with his reality television series where he searches for love.

Tentatively entitled ‘Girls Dem Suga’, Beenie Man plans to film his own reality show where he would live in a house with 20 females from across the world and at the end, choose one to be his new companion. The deejay is currently estranged from his wife D ‘Angel and has often proclaimed his willingness to find a new love interest.

Kevin Barton, owner of Lascelles Film Limited, who will be responsible for creating the show, told THE WEEKEND STAR that the show is still in the early stages of its development. Thus far, they have created a pilot episode which they will present to international stations such as MTV, VH1 and BET.

Barton explained why Beenie Man was chosen: “I’ve worked with Beenie Man in the past and I’ve been involved in music and Beenie Man is just dynamic, he brings energy like no other artiste. Anyone who knows reggae music knows Beenie Man, he has sold records and toured the planet.”

The carrier of the show will not be the only international flavour, as the females will be chosen locally and internationally. Tara Playfair-Scott, producer on the show said, “whatever kind of girls Beenie Man likes will be available to live with him in the house for a number of months while he chooses the one he wants to be with.”

Video applications

In regards to casting, Playfair-Scott said “women who want to be eligible to be Beenie Man’s queen will be able to submit their video applications via the Internet. We are going to choose a certain number of girls who will live in the house with him, and those choices will be vetted by Beenie and a special committee of his friends who will look through the video clips and narrow it down.

The show will be shot in Kingston, with scenes from across the island, as well as scenes of Beenie on his daily routine.

“We’re hoping that the pilot will be approved and that we can start filming within the next few months, preferably sometime around August after Beenie Man completes his summer touring schedule. The international appeal of reggae, Beenie Man, and beautiful women in a proven reality format almost guarantees the show to be a hit with key, young-adult demographics. Beenie brings the best of Jamaican culture, flair and swagger to an international audience that doesn’t always get to see Jamaican culture up close,” said Kevin Barton.

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