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October 17, 2014
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Spice's 'Destiny' leads to movie role

Fans may be aware of Spice the mom, dancehall artiste and entrepreneur. However, many may not know that, since her wee days as a student at St Catherine High, and later, during her brief stint at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts, Spice has always had her eyes set on the big screen.

Her performing-arts compass has finally led her to Destiny.

According to the film's Facebook page, "The movie Destiny follows the turbulent life of Lisa, a recent college graduate from Toronto. The film is a romantic drama and explores several story lines that integrate a love story, the passionate pursuit of a music career and a return visit to Jamaica by Lisa."

The movie, released in Jamaica on Wednesday, was locally produced by Jeremy Whittaker and features well-known faces, Christopher Martin, Karian Sang, Kadeem Wilson, Munair Zacca, Cathy Levy, Ity (of the duo 'Ity and Fancy Cat'), and others.

Spice, who plays the role of Candy, said she is really excited, elated and honoured to be a part of the movie.

"The performing arts is something I love deeply not just deejaying or singing, but also acting, and I think that comes out in my musical performances on stage. But it has always been a dream of mine to become an actress, so I have to say a big thank you to Jeremy Whittaker, the director, for choosing my role as Candy. I think the character definitely suited me quite well, because I was able to draw from my experience as an artiste and what I've seen and heard in the streets," the deejay, born Grace Hamilton, said.

The multi-talented artiste said since the film's VIP premiere earlier this week, she has received a constant flow of compliments about her portrayal. Additionally, Spice has been featured on the film's soundtrack with the aptly titled song, Destiny.

"I hope all fans go out and support the movie. For those who've already seen it, thank you so much for the continuous love and support. Destiny is filled with a lot of family fun and drama. It's a must-see," said Spice.

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