In Summary

  • Tarrus Rilley says Dean Fraser is His Mentor
  • He was conferred with the Order of Distinction
  •  Also honored at the ceremony were Marcia Griffiths and Wayne Marshall

During the Jamaican National Heroes Day, 205 distinguished Jamaicans were formally recognized for their exceptional contributions to nation-building.

This celebration of excellence was marked by the conferment of some of the country’s most prestigious honors.

The Order may be conferred upon any citizen of Jamaica who renders outstanding and important services to Jamaica and upon any distinguished citizen of a country other than Jamaica (an honorary member).“.

Tarrus Riley Honored

Looking sharp in black and white, Jamaican stay Tarrus Rilley strode up the podium and was conferred with the Order of Distinction by Governor General Patrick Allen at the National Honors Awards ceremony at king’s house in St. Andrew as the Nation marked the Heroes’ Day

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Tarrus thanks his team

Accompanying the video, he appreciated everyone who has supported his craft.

‘’Feels incredible to make my loved ones Proud! Feels amazing to be recognized for Musical.

Contribution.’’ Read the Instagram caption partially!

Wayne Marshall and Tami Chin (Photo Courtesy)


The ‘She’s Royal’ hit maker says the special people in His corner have greatly contributed to his journey.

‘’I put my heart and soul into my craft I receive this honor today, yet I do not stand-alone n could never be here without the special ones in my corner daily thru life’s journey ‘’ further read the caption.

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Tarrus Riley Thanks Dean Fraser

Dean Fraiser photo courtesy


Speaking to a Jamaican media namely, The Star, He recognizes Dean Fraser as his mentor.

“Even though I am here collecting it, I couldn’t do it by myself. Man like Dean Fraser, who is a mentor to me, and even my bredren here with me, news – dem man deh – encourage me long time before we a expect any government thing. A some tune we a write and a tek di music serious and want to do it conscious, and we deh a King’s House and a get a national award. Is a big thing, man,” Tarrus said.




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