Jamaican comedian Oliver Samuels to receive Marcus Garvey Lifetime Achievement Award


The Washington-based Institute for Caribbean Studies (ICS) says it will bestow the Marcus Garvey Lifetime Achievement Award on Jamaican comedian, actor and playwright  Oliver Samuels during its 25th Caribbean-American Heritage Awards Gala, on November 16.

“For his outstanding body of work and for bringing ‘Brand Jamaica’ to the performing arts locally and internationally, Samuels will be awarded the Marcus Garvey Lifetime Achievement Award at the Caribbean American Heritage Awards Gala, which has as its theme, ‘A Celebration of Excellence and Service,’” said Dr. Claire Nelson, ICS’ Jamaican-born founder and president. 

She said Samuels is “widely considered to be one of Jamaica’s thespian luminaries.”

Born on November 4, 1948, in Harmony Hall,…

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