Veteran dancehall/reggae artiste Wayne Marshall is in a celebratory mood as the popular Jamaican entertainer was honoured on Heroes’ Day with the Order of Distinction (Officer Class).
The deejay turned actor, vlogger and talk show host joined over a hundred of his fellow Jamaicans at King’s House on Monday for the country’s national honours for 2023. Wayne, born Wayne Mitchell, was one of 27 recipients who received the prestigious honour, which is conferred upon individuals who render outstanding services to Jamaica.
The Glory to God artiste was joined by his wife, Tami Chin-Mitchell, at today’s ceremony, as well as his sons Geomar and Jaxen, father-in-law Richard Chin, his brother Terike Mitchell, and his mother, Paulette Mitchell. Following the ceremony, the artiste shared a few photos from the event of him and his family, as well as his fellow honourees Marcia Griffiths and Tarrus Riley, on his Instagram page.
Riley was also conferred with the Order of Distinction, while Griffith received the Order of Jamaica. Sharing his gratitude, Wayne expressed that he was honoured and humbled to be bestowed with the national honour in the post’s caption.
Wayne further shared his gratitude for the recognition of his varied contributions to Jamaican music and dedicated the award to his family. The artiste went on to thank the many individuals who supported him during his career, including his fellow entertainers and the producers who worked with him.
Wayne was congratulated in the comments by his wife, Tami, who wrote, “Congrats my love. ❤️ your family and friends and all who love you are so proud of you.”
The entertainer also received congratulations from his peers in the entertainment and media community, including comedian Ity Ellis, who co-hosts CVM-TV‘s morning show Sunrise with Tami Chin.
“Big BIG Congrats @waynemarsheezy 🔥🔥🇯🇲. Yuh put een the work Bro. Reaping what you’ve sown👏🏾👏🏾,” Ity wrote.