May 10, 2010


Oneil Edwards, popular member of the group Voicemail, is now in hospital in serious condition after he was shot several times by gunmen early this morning.
The deejay, was shot as he attempted to enter his home in Duhaney Park, St Andrew.
He was reportedly rushed to the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) where up to early this morning he was being operated on and was said to have been in a critical condition.
When contacted, one of the other members of the trio, Kevin, confirmed the incident, saying; "it sound critical." Kevin, who was at a loss for words said he heard that Oneil was shot at least three times by the unknown assailants.
Kevin said that he was hoping for the best and was still in shock after getting word of the incident. "Mi dey ya freeze, cyaan move," he said.
When THE STAR visited KPH close to 4 a.m., several artistes were seen gathered outside. Among the persons there were Nitty Kutchie, Nicky B and the other member of Voicemail,Craig.
The artistes all openly discussed the incident and spoke of Oneil recently celebrating his birthday.
There were also other artistes who showed their support for Oneil through posts made on the Internet. Female deejay, Macka Diamond on her Twitter page called for: "Passion Sundays, Bounty Sundays, Fresh Money Sundays, unu all stop and pray. Oniel always at these places, please. We need all the places that people are partying right now just turn it inna a little prayer service, please, please."
The group Voicemail is known for songs such as Wacky Dip, Throwback Butterfly and Dance The Night Away.
Source: Jamaica-star


  1. I hope he makes it. This society is perilous and we all have to be careful.It is frightening.No one is safe & sometimes our own people (entourage)set us up.We have to learn to put the "flossing" on the back burner because the real vampires are watching and will pounce. It is just a shame where we have reached in this country.
    I am in no way blaming Voice Mail, I think that's a clean group, but when one listens to a Ricky Trooper destroying the character of people including the leader of the country then you know there is little hope. There were other people circulating that YouTube video and thinking it was so fun, & when the backlash started they started changing their position.It should have been condemned from day one. The industry is full of hypocrites and all done in the name of hype and ego to promote self,whatever the cost. Wake up people.It's just NOT about you.

  2. This is very sad news. The crime wave has taken over our country and no one is safe. I will hope and pray that he recovers. While we search for someone to blame, the reality is that Jamaica has played games with the monster of crime for too long and have ignored it to the point where it is out of control. Get well soon Oneil. Give thanks for life.

  3. I hope Oneil makes it. Dear God please touch him with those healing Hands of yours.
    A lot of people will be at HWT with self promotion.Too much hype in this dancehall culture.They glorify the gun,their entertainment is about "CLASH'That comes with gun salute and tracing on stage.Now that we have get to this point we are pointing fingers.Remember the 4 pointing back at U.Watch TV tonight and U will see more profiling and less praying. It's so much about self and Dear God Oneil's shooting is providing another band wagon. GOD HELP US.

  4. we ur fans will keep u in our prayers an may god go with u all the way an u come out as we all know u an back on ur feet as u know it we love u an hope u get better soon.may god blss u

  5. iWope up this morning and this was the first thing i heard. This is sooo sad and depressing..and honestly. We a live inna waah society wa nuh bizniz bout other ppl life. dem a tek dis ting wah God give fi joke. God naaaa sleeep..mek dem kno that. I just pray and hope that he recovers, and God makes miracles. anything is possible..so ppl out there who r putting up R.I.P ON Facebook..unu tapp bring dung death pan di man.
    Much love Oneil. Bless up <3

  6. i hope and pray that god brings oneil through this.

  7. Can't believe some ppl putting RIP on facebook.Just shows the mentally out there. Each artist needs to look into self.We are "praying"but we still have time to trace if someone expresses his/her opinion which may be different from theirs.So much for sincerety.AND if you think that your music has no impact,think again.Kartel's Clarks has reach far & wide and Clark shoes right now selling like hot bread. NO IMPACT?? Think again. Now that you are making money, go get yourself educated.Look at the attitude of the educated ones eg.Assasin.Tifa.Chris Martin etc.They set good example. They don't waste valuable time cussing out everybody. How can you respect some of these ppl?? Prayer MUST be sincere,not something to bring YOU publicity.
    May the GOOD GOD touch Oneil with his healing hands. We will continue to pray even if not in a crowded place.

  8. Get well soon keeping u in my prayers

  9. Can't believe that an artist said that they are killing women & babies,but when they start on entertainers then this is serious.Say it Aint so!!Some of these ppl love publicity so much that they don't know what or when to say. They fuss so much over trivial things.I have come to realise that dancehall music is full of agression. Just watch them on stage, they all have the same silly movement--The waving of hands..set of asses.

  10. My favourite dancehall group out of JA. i pray that he makes it jamaicans please put the gun down crime is not the answer jesus is love oneil get well soon.

  11. I have had the pleasure of meeting oniel in the states and he came off to me as an outgoing and humble individual .. I am so lost for words that someone can attempt such an act but God is soo in control of everything we have to give thanx everyday for breathing the breathe of life ...why? life is not guaranteed to no one...people we should not unite because of a crisis such as death, sickness etc....we need to come together embrace each other and implicate the word "LOVE" within ourself and among others..God is love spread the peace ..Oniel God is in control ..blessing and prayers go out to you and your family throughout this devastating tragedy .... may the Lord ride with you staright back in regaining your strength and moving on with what he has prepared for you ..peace and Love......

  12. Oneil your life may be gone but your spirit forever lives on,God is keeping You in a loving and peaceful place. I am so sad that i never got the chance to meet You and the rest of Voicemail because y'all are my favorite dancehall group, I love y'all music, it's fun and that's what i like. To Craig and Kevin don't worry, Oneil is in a better place now...just hope and pray those monsters pay for what they did to him.And to Oneil baby may your soul rest in peace,I Love You.

  13. Leesaan RobertsonJune 4, 2010 at 11:56 AM

    Oneil I did not know You, but from what i heard, You are a loving and wonderful person.I love You and the rest of Voicemail, y'all are my favorite dancehall reggae group in Jamaica. I love Y'all, Rest in peace Oneil I love y'all.

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