Looks vs. libido

Could you date someone you didn’t find attractive but you knew was great in bed? Shabba Ranks (below), who celebrates his 49th birthday today, has long been ridiculed for his looks, with many dubbing the dancehall star unattractive. Shabba’s looks were perhaps most famously teased by US comedy actor Marlon Wayans, who parodied the deejay’s…

Could you love someone with a prison past?

They committed a crime, they served their time – could you be in a relationship with them? We all have our pasts and many believe it is those pasts – good or bad – that make us who we are. But is there anything a potential partner could have done in their past that would…

Married men Monday!

Married men Monday! Reggae boys: Jah Cure with his wife Kamila McDonald; and Wayne Marshall with his wife Tami Chynn. Fellas, if you’re looking for your own empress, join www.dates4us.com today.

Saluting Bob Marley at 70!

Romantic lyrics from the hit song Baby We’ve Got a Date (Rock It Baby) by reggae legend Bob Marley, who would have been 70 today. Remember: If you’re single and want to enjoy a date, join http://www.dates4us.com today!

RIP John Holt

RIP John Holt. Enjoy this classic love song from the reggae legend, who died in London yesterday (October 19). May his musical legacy live on forever.

A fresh start in love

It’s a plan of action many of us know all too well. A straightforward sentiment from reggae star Peter Tosh, who would have been 70 today. If you want to enjoy your own new beginning in love, join http://www.dates4us.com today.

Love without romance?

An honest sentiment on romance from reggae star Ziggy Marley, who is 46 today. How important is romance to you? Can you have love without romance? Tell us what you think. And remember: if you’re looking for love and romance, join http://www.dates4us.com today.

What reggae classic are these lyrics taken from?

With a career spanning over 40 years, the artist in question boasts a smooth and soulful voice and is celebrated for a plethora of romantic reggae love songs – including the classic hit that these lyrics (below) are from.     One of Jamaica’s best-known and most respected crooners, said singer was awarded the Order…

Poetic love lyrics: but whose are they?

He’s one of black Britain’s most revered wordsmiths; in 2002 he became the first black poet to be published in the Penguin Modern Classics series; and earlier this year, the poem that this extract (below) is taken from was listed in the Southbank Centre’s 50 Greatest Love Poems list.     Oh, and it’s his…

Name the Jamaican jingle…

Today (August 6) marks the 52nd anniversary of Jamaican independence – so here’s a bit of fun to mark the occasion: The following lyrics are from a song by a popular Jamaican reggae artist. Can you name the artist, name the tune and identify the missing word? Here goes: “I don’t mind when you say…

Rita Marley on Bob’s love for her

Bob Marley’s widow Rita once recalled her relationship with the late reggae legend, making a somewhat surprising revelation about the love he had for her. The famous singer, who celebrates her 68th birthday today, said that despite Marley’s well-known reputation for embarking on numerous relationships with other women whilst married to her, the One Love…