Jamaican Comedy Icon Oliver Samuels Honoured with Living Legend Award

Veteran actor Oliver Samuels was recently bestowed with the prestigious Living Legend Award, commemorating his remarkable 54 years of dedicated service to the nation’s culture and performing arts.

Affectionately known as the “King of Jamaican comedy,” Mr. Samuels rose to prominence through his iconic portrayal in the beloved television series “Oliver at Large” during the 1980s.

His contributions to the realm of entertainment have been nothing short of extraordinary, leaving an indelible mark on the hearts of Jamaicans far and wide.

The distinguished honour was conferred upon Mr. Samuels by the renowned Jamaican beer company, Red Stripe, during a ceremonious event held at the esteemed Little Theatre in St. Andrew.


In a touching gesture, Mr. Samuels dedicated his well-deserved award to his fellow colleagues, unwavering supporters, and the people of Jamaica.

The event not only celebrated Oliver Samuels’ unparalleled contributions to Jamaican culture but also served as a poignant reminder of the profound impact that artists like him have had on the nation’s artistic heritage. 

With this latest recognition, Oliver Samuels solidifies his status as an icon of Jamaican entertainment, leaving an indomitable legacy that will undoubtedly endure for generations to come.

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