Edna Manley’s valedictorian brings house down with expletive charge

The graduating class of 2019 at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts were treated to quite a candid valedictory speech.

During the delivery of the speech, the graduate related that he was honoured to be the valedictorian for the 2019 class, expressing a level of gratitude that they were able to complete their studies.

However, we are certain that persons were not expecting his next line when he charged his fellow graduates with a local expletive to “big up oonu bloodc!@%*t self” which drew raucous applause from the crowd.

His speech is certain to be a talking point for a while, in light of the debate that has been ongoing about how to treat expletives in Jamaica especially on the entertainment scene.

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Incidents earlier in the year saw artistes being reprimanded for its use which led to young senator Dr. Andre Haughton pushing for a review of the policy.