News – 03/28/20

Amidst the Coronavirus sweeping the world, the scaled down to media- Onstage TV and IRIE FM Radio live broadcast of the 38th IRAWMA (International Reggae and World Music Awards), on Saturday night,  March 21st from Jamaica, was an unbelievable success, without public audience!  The show must go on, said the Producer, Ephraim Martin.

In compliance ​with and observation of Jamaica’s Government, and other world health organization​’s, social distancing request and no gathering of more than 20 persons; Martin’s International President, Ephraim Martin took his 38th IRAWMA to ​a leading television program and top radio station, along​ with social media to reveal and honor reggae and world music’s best of 2019.

News – 11/19/19

Amidst the Coronavirus sweeping the world, the scaled down to media- Onstage TV and IRIE FM Radio live broadcast of the 38th IRAWMA (International Reggae and World Music Awards), on Saturday night,  March 21st from Jamaica, was an unbelievable success, without public audience!  The show must go on, said the Producer, Ephraim Martin.

News – 11/12/19

45 years ago, I became a photojournalist at the oldest daily newspaper in the western hemisphere, the Daily Gleaner and its sister publication, the Daily Star newspaper. The year was 1974 and Editor, Dr. Gloudon saw something in me, to  assigned me to most of my columns and designated me to cover some of the best assignments which included world leaders, from Fidel Castro to Queen Elizabeth, entertainment events and other news beats. As a result I enjoyed international notoriety, before establishing my own company, Martin’s International, Inc. and my involvement in the entertainment industry.   I owe Dr. Gloudon, a debt of gratitude for all her support in my early years.

News – 11/10/19

Glad you like it! The Reggae Debate!

The Reggae Debate! Winford Williams, Ephraim Martin and Copeland Forbes in Reggae History debate, from IRAWMA to Grammy to Reggae in Brazil, Sumfest and more.  Copeland on the defensive calling Brazil promoter Israel, Headline boss Jerome and Sean Paul’s manager to make his case. The debate ended in a draw. Ephraim is in Jamaica preparing for his 38th IRAWMA on March 29, 2020 in Kingston, Jamaica.

News – 11/05/19

Martin is now back in Jamaica preparing for his 38th IRAWMA that is set for March 29, 2020 at the new AC Marriott Hotel Kingston, and was presented with the attached Daily Gleaner article. Note photo with Jacob Miller, Bob Marley, Junior Mervin, Chris Blackwell and other was taken by Ephraim Martin – Photo-Journalist.