Toronto Reggae Singer Metussala (Mandela) Mannings held in drugs bust.

by DRW
(Jamaica)

Matussala Mandela Mannings

Matussala Mandela Mannings

Matussala Mandela Mannings
Apples

The RCMP have charged a Toronto reggae singer Metussala and three others in a scheme to allegedly smuggle cocaine into Canada hidden in hollowed out fruit from Guyana.


The arrests stemmed from a seizure last week of 20 kilos of coke allegedly stashed in hollowed-out star apples that arrived at Pearson Airport in an air freight shipment destined for a nonexistent Toronto business.

Police alleged the coke, that was worth more than $5 million, was seized from fruit that were contained in 17 boxes.

The Mounties alleged the star apples were part of a larger shipment that included pineapples and mangoes that were sent from Guyana.

Born Matussala Mandela Mannings, in Georgetown Guyana, Mandela quickly gained his fame. After being called on stage by reggae artist Maxi Priest in 1993 people began to realize the boy had talent. He later began to tour with Zico, a local Guyanese promoter, who accompanied Mandela to local villages such as Buxton, Linden, the East Coast, and many others to perform for numerous amounts of people.

He moved on to bigger stage shows such as Reggae Sun splash and Sun fest in `93/94 along side major artists like Steel Pulse, he later performed on the `94/95 Sun splash and sun fest by him self, with Ruff Cut band. In 1997 he furthered his career onto the Untied States where Davie Simmons, who later became his manager, discovered him. He played a staring role the Buju Banton music video I wanna be loved Buju Banton being one of his musical influences, made this all the more enjoyable for Mandela. He spent 3 years in the United States performing at many charities and benefits as well as mini shows.

When he returned to Guyana his hometown in 2000 he then realized that this meant business. He linked up with a lot of local Guyanese artistes such as Negus Narine aka “Little Lexus” and began to make demo tapes to familiarize himself. Late 2006 he migrated to Canada where he presently resides.

Source:torontosun.com

READ MORE ABOUT GANJA IN DANCEHALL AND NIGHT CLUBS

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Comments.

Subscribe to our Eblast and get the latest Dancehall, Reggae News and Releases sent directly to you.

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner

To have your projects featured on dancehallreggaeworld.com, Please email us at [info@dancehallreggaeworld.com]

Get your music sent to over 20,000 Subscribers now!!! CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

Articles You Might Have Missed ......

Custom Search
Custom Search

Did You Miss These?

Recent Articles

  1. Sizzla Kalonji Set To Release New Reggae Single With Ghana's Stonebwoy

    Mar 24, 17 12:08 AM

    Jamaica's contemporary international reggae musician Miguel Orlando known popularly as Sizzla Kalonji is set to drop a new reggae single with Ghana's

    Read More

  2. Gospel singer Travis Greene Heading To Jamaica

    Mar 23, 17 11:55 PM

    Popular gospel singer/preacher Travis Greene, who garnered international attention for performing at the inauguration of US President Donald Trump is heading to Jamaica for Easter.

    Read More

  3. Range Releases Inward Rasta Video

    Mar 23, 17 11:24 PM

    Singer Range on Wednesday released the video for her latest single Inward Rasta, which was premiered on reggaeville website.

    Read More

  4. Riddimentary Suns of Dub - Music That Stands The Test of Time

    Mar 23, 17 11:00 PM

    The Riddimentary series returns with 17 of the most influential and inspiring songs from The Greensleeves/ VP Records catalogue selected by Suns Of Dub.

    Read More

  5. Reggae artiste I Octane aka Hot Ras, The Closer

    Mar 23, 17 08:28 PM

    I Octane is one of the most conscious new artiste in reggae and dancehall business today. A son from the Parish of Clarendon Jamaica who's birth name is

    Read More

  6. Smoodface Gives Back To The Less Fortunate

    Mar 23, 17 08:01 PM

    Smoodface Gives Back To The Less Fortunate - Recording Artiste/ Producer Smoodface along with M.I.A Production (Music Industry Achievers Production) visited the towns of May Pen

    Read More