Entertainment personality Queenie and her newlywed husband have launched a record label, June Plum Recordz.
The couple announced it in a YouTube livestream yesterday.
“We officially a launch we June Plum label,” Queenie said before cutting a green and yellow cake to represent the colours of the june plum fruit. They also wore yellow and green tailored fits to mark the occasion.
Her husband, Dwayne ‘Dowey’ Scarlett, joined in on the cake-cutting, adding, “Look out fi June Plum bleaching cream.”
He kick-started the label’s debut with Days of My Life, his first published single which features his wife. It premiered on Saturday which marked his birthday and their wedding day.
The june plum theme is a key component of their relationship. When Queenie came to Jamaica last year to grieve the loss of her brother, she met Scarlett who was a regular fan who caught her attention because he said he had a june plum tree. She met him one day to get some of the fruit, and that’s where it all started.
“It was a relationship weh we never expect,” Queenie said in her Onstage interview in January. “It’s just someone normal come meet ‘The Queen’. You know ‘The Queen’ sexy and mi compliment yuh back and carry back a yard but it lead to love so mi label it ‘June Plum love’.”
The love connection led to an engagement three months after they met, and the wedding three months after.
Queenie has also released the song June Plum in honour of her love connection, which was produced by Gud Gyal Records.