Jamaica is awash with visually arresting landscapes and beautiful, clear waters, usually topped with bright blue skies. Powerful cultural touchstones of music, arts, fashion and Rastafarianism seek out and embrace the photographer’s lens. So, what better way to appreciate the island of Jamaica than through the eyes of these top Jamaican Instagrammers?
Captain of the cool creative ship Kingston Belle, Rashade leads the Kingston Belle culture and society website and the Kingston Belle Collective Creative Agency with visual aplomb. Rashade champions island culture, arts, fashion and literature, and has been the most consistent online brand in this space for a number of years. A young man with a worthy mission, his Instagram feed is guaranteed to uplift you with a smile.
Championing Caribbean fashion, Natasha channels an island aesthetic that has a reassuringly accessible luxe feel. Her keen eye for fashion photography is showcased through her Instagram feed. Particularly enjoyable are the outdoor fashion shoots, that really make the most of Jamaica’s stunning visual backdrop. Natasha is on a mission to inspire, empower and motivate followers to embrace island style with some practical tips and natural product recommendations.
Outstanding Jamaican comedian Quite Perry raises a smile with his upbeat humor and razor-sharp wit. His Instagram video skits offer the best of island humor – this is laugh-out-loud stuff. Spot-on observational comedy sending up Jamaican stereotypes always gets a laugh.
Kaci Fennell Shirley is a fashion ambassador for Jamaica. This former Miss Universe contender projects a relentlessly positive and good-looking vision of life through her Instagram account. Enjoy her upbeat Jamaican attitude and visually captivating feed.
Asafa Powell is a Jamaican Olympic athlete and former world-record holder for the 100-meter sprint. This multiple gold medal-winning athlete is an ambassador for all that is great about Jamaica. Handsome and a snappy dresser with a taste for fast cars, he combines athletics and fashion modelling, putting him high up on the Jamaica Instagram podium.
Dancehall artist and ‘Queen of Stage’ Spice, aka Grace Hamilton, has her own competitive, award-winning dance troupe, Team Spice. Her endlessly entertaining content includes numerous videos of the team dancing, plus interviews, events and much more. In fact, her Instagram is virtually a personal reality TV channel. To stay in touch with popular dancehall culture, stay in touch with Spice.
Jamaican politician and former Miss World (1993), Lisa Hanna is an engaging presence on the Jamaican political stage and popular with the youth vote. Using Instagram to reach out to the people of Jamaica in her role as opposition spokesperson on youth and culture, Hanna is well worth following.
Otherwise known as Garfield Spence, Konshens is a Jamaican reggae and dancehall artist with an international following. Touring the US and recording with renowned artists, Konshens’ Instagram is a mix of music videos, fashion shoots and fun moments. Follow Konshens to keep up with what’s happening in Jamaican music.
This self-proclaimed vlogger, social media personality and lover of pop culture, is a successful Jamaican comedian. Dutty’s Instagram, the Dutty Berry Show, is a hilarious look at popular culture in Jamaica. One of the best ways to keep a light-hearted tab on what’s happening on the island.