The Top Form Podcast

The Top Form Podcast
Life lessons and experiences from influential personalities, artists, actors, public figures and athletes who are ahead of their time and worthy of yours. In their own words they share what they learned in their professional and personal lives with host JR Watkis . Follow Jr on IG and Twitter @jrwatkis and check out his hit Prime Time TV Show World Music Views every Friday at 8:45 PM on TVJ Support this podcast:

Rest In Peace Nipsey Hussle: The Marathon Continues
Apr 1 • 25 min
Episode 54. Peace and blessings to the family of Nipsey Hustle. Ermias Davidson Asghedom (August 15, 1985 – March 31, 2019), known professionally as Nipsey Hussle (often stylized as Nipsey Hu$$le), was an American rapper and songwriter from Los Angeles,…
Storm Saulter Talks Film Making
Mar 28 • 51 min
Episode 53- Storm Saulter is a filmmaker and visual artist from Negril, Jamaica, on a mission to create universal stories wrapped in the complex social and cultural dynamics of the Caribbean. Storm’s award-winning debut film BETTER MUS’ COME was hailed by…
Buju Banton : Becoming an Icon and Changing The Game of Reggae Music.
Mar 25 • 12 min
Episode 52. In this episode, JR gives his review of the Buju Banton Long Walk to Freedom concert and how he is changing the game of reggae music. Cover Photo by Jik-Reuben Pringle @jikrueben —- Support this podcast:…
Mar 21 • 42 min
In this episode I talk with Denyque, singer, brand and social media influencer. Episode 51 —- Support this podcast:
#50 Baby Cham
Feb 26 • 39 min
In this episode I have a conversation with Baby Cham. Reggae-Dancehall superstar. He is one of the most commercially successful artist to come out of Jamaica. He has been in the music game since the early 1990s and has sold millions of records. Originally…
#49 How to be a Makeup and product Influencer with Safai Kelly
Feb 15 • 16 min
Safai Kelly is painting the world with her influence in the makeup world. The daughter of music producer Dave Kelly is working on movies with Jill Scott and working on Life Time Network and Netflix movie. She explains why major brands are seeking her…
#48 How does the IMF works? Monetary policy for Dummies.
Feb 12 • 45 min
In this episode Dr. Constant Longkeng Ngouana, gives a Keynote address at the Rotary Club of Kingston East and Port Royal, Jamaica about the role of the IMF in helping countries. He explains the three missions of the IMF and the progress Jamaica has made…
Episode 47: Nightly Fix Interview
Feb 7 • 39 min
In this Episode it’s a reverse interview with Nightly Fix hosts. We discuss Jay Z, culture, Vybz Kartel, Usain Bolt, how to make —- Support this podcast:
Bruce Golding #46
Jan 29 • 37 min
Episode 46. In this episode former Prime Minister of Jamaica Bruce Golding gives a speech about the state of education in Jamaica and suggests strategies to get ahead. —- Support this podcast:
Season 2: Episode 45- Damian Marley
Jan 12 • 28 min
In this Episode JR talks with Damian Marley. They talk about his musical journey, the changes in the entertainment business and how artists might grow their brands. —- Support this podcast:
Can Reggae Music go beyond Bob Marley’s legacy? - Episode 44.
Dec 9, 2018 • 7 min
Bob Marley’s legacy lives on, but is time for the Grammy voters and lobbyists to recognize other viable newcomers and heroes in the genre? Some people say that if a Marley is nominated for a Grammy no one else can win regardless of the quality of that…
Episode 43. “Popularity don’t make money”, XFactorUK winner, Dalton Harris, and Jamaican music.
Dec 5, 2018 • 23 min
In this episode Jenny Jenny and JR Watkis talk about what a record deal means for a TV show competition. The recent #XfactorUK win by Jamaican singer Dalton Harris is examined and his record deal is unpacked. —- Support this podcast:…
Episode 42- How to brand yourself at a spiritual level and cast away doubts.
Nov 13, 2018 • 56 min
Episode 42. In this episode Jr gives a keynote on personal branding in front of a live audience in Kingston Jamaica. He touches on the reason people doubt themselves and shares techniques to improve confidence and bring out the best personal results. —-…
How third world countries can boost their creative economy.
Nov 7, 2018 • 29 min
Episode 41. In this episode Jr is interviewed on an article he wrote about boosting the creative economy in Jamaica. Interview takes place at the University Of the West Indies radio station. —- Support this podcast:…
Ding Dong makes happy music, he talks buying YouTube views and corporate partnerships.
Oct 17, 2018 • 59 min
Episode 40. JR chats with Kemar Christopher “Ding Dong” Dwaine Ottey (born September 29, 1980) is a dancehall reggae artist and dancer. He was a dancer before becoming a Jamaican DJ (artiste) and dancehall reggae recording artist.[1][2] His most notable…
Sean Paul on Jay Z diss and secret formula for music success
Oct 7, 2018 • 68 min
Episode 39- In this episode JR counts down the top songs in Jamaica, Canada, USA, UK and the world on YouTube and Spotify Charts. He interviews Sean Paul at his studio. The interview happened at midnight during Sean Paul’s studio session. Sean Paul…
Kimberly Patterson- Acting in a lead role with Nick Cannon
Oct 4, 2018 • 38 min
Episode 38 of the Top Form Podcast features Kimberly Patterson. Known for her breakout role as Maya Fenster (lead female actress) in Nick Cannon’s “King of the Dancehall”, Kimberly Patterson was born on November 7, 1988 and raised in Kingston, Jamaica.…
Cat Coore gives musical lessons after 40 years in music.
Oct 3, 2018 • 47 min
In this episode Jr talks with ep. 37: Third World Band meaner Cat Coore on the heels of his latest album and single. He gives a revisionist history of Reggae Music and shares is disappointment with Dancehall artist’s inability to make music with…
Gary Matalon On living limitless and Franchising Usain Bolt
Sep 25, 2018 • 45 min
Episode 36 in this episode Jr talks with Gary Matalon, the CEO of KLE group. Gary has built businesses from the ground up. He is launching the first Franchise business from Jamaica in the UK in October. He shares candidly his experiences as a businessman…
Wayne Marshall Talks God,Music and Managing A Blended Family
Sep 16, 2018 • 41 min
In this episode JR talks with Wayne Marshall about his career as a musician and how he managed to remain relevant after all these years. Wayne Mitchell, better known by his stage name Wayne Marshall, is a reggae and dancehall artiste from Jamaica. He…
Tami Chin Mitchell on her lessons in music and marriage
Sep 12, 2018 • 36 min
Episode 34- Tami Chin speaks on her choices in the music business, signing to universal records, marriage to Wayne Marshall, and shares the importance of finding silence to create impactful art. —- Support this podcast:…
Tyrone Wilson on how to raise US$350,000 to fund your dreams
Sep 9, 2018 • 50 min
Episode 33. In this episode Jr Watkis talks with Tyrone Wilson, the President and CEO of eMedia Interactive Group Limited. A digital media and advertising specialist. His business is powered by technology, creativity and innovation. Tyrone raised…
Arnold Betram talks education,technology emancipation
Sep 4, 2018 • 22 min
Episode 32. Author Arnold Betram unpacks the first 100 year period after Jamaica’s independence and its impact in modern society. —- Support this podcast:
Think like an Entrepreneur, Act Like an Creative
Aug 29, 2018 • 31 min
Episode 31 in this episode JR talks about 7 things artist can do to generate more money with their music. To support his podcast email [email protected] . This episode is sponsored by Zedoj Group of Companies. —- Support this podcast:…
Ep 30 JodiAnne Murdock talks about life as an entrepreneur
Aug 21, 2018 • 29 min
JodiAnne Murdock is a Wedding Planner, car enthusiast and aspiring Television producer. She is the CEO of the Zedoj Red Ties and stilettos weekend 2018 at the Riu resort Ocho Rios, Jamaica on September 29-30. She shares her journey as a business woman and…
Ep 29- Khago talks new gospel album and new label
Aug 10, 2018 • 16 min
In this episode Dancehall/ Reggae artist Khago talks his new single and album “Spirit”. In his own words he highlight his reason for going independent and talking his career in his own hands by launching his record label. —- Support this podcast:…
Ep 28 No-Maddz talk working with Idris Elba,Music and Movies
Aug 9, 2018 • 37 min
In this episode Reggae musicians and actors, No-Maddz talk about their life and career as sings, actors, and poets. They share why the group is now only two members from the original either and their now personal relationship with Idris Elba. —- Support…
Episode 27- Jamaican comedy album
Aug 7, 2018 • 31 min
In this episode, JR plays the comedy album Breadfruit Tree. Written and Executive Produced by Donovan Watkis. Performed and written by Iceman (Now Slashe) —- Support this podcast:
Ep 26- From thought to reality
Aug 1, 2018 • 22 min
In this latest episode, JR gives a lecture at the University of the West Indies, Faculty of Medical Sciences. He explores the road to turning your thoughts into reality by being mindful of the following strategies: - Recognizing opportunity. -Giving…
Ep 25 - Everyone wants to be a Jamaican but not be Jamaican.
Jul 15, 2018 • 34 min
In this episode we examine the disparities between Jamaicans living in Jamaica and those who move off the island. —- Support this podcast:
Ep 24 Rre on her Reggaeton, collabs with Sizzla and Mavado
Jul 4, 2018 • 14 min
Reggae soul singer Rre chops it up about her career in music, her collaborations with Sizzla and Mavado, Making Reggaeton music and her latest single “LOCO” with Maldonado —- Support this podcast:
Ep 23- Jeremiah Knight Talks Family, Food and Diplomat Life
Jun 28, 2018 • 37 min
In this episode, I interview with Jerimiah Knight. Public relations officer at the United States Embassy Kingston Jamaica. He talks about his journey into public life, his love for cooking, family and his global experiences. —- Support this podcast:…
Episode 22- Scott Dunn conversation: Dream Weekend Managing Director
Jun 19, 2018 • 25 min
Scott Dunn Episode. Scott is the managing director of Dream Weekend. He is a businessman with over a decade of experience in planning events. —- Support this podcast:
Ep 21. No Violence in Love Campaign- Clarendon stop Jun 6, 2018
Jun 6, 2018 • 20 min
In this latest episode, the No Violence In Love Campaign stops in Clarendon at the BustaMante High School to speak with the girls at the school. Keynote speaker Debbie Bissoon and Donovan Watkis. —- Support this podcast:…
Episode 20- Krystal Tomlinson. Jun 5, 2018
Jun 5, 2018 • 62 min
In this episode Krystal Tomlinson talks about life with Beenie Man, juggling politics, leadership and childhood lessons. —- Support this podcast:
Ep-19 Kanye West’s “Ye” album review, World Music Views -Jun 2, 2018
Jun 2, 2018 • 28 min
In this latest episode Kanye West’s new album “Ye” is reviewed. Jr gives his perspective on making brilliant art and maneuvering the music business. World Music Views Chart Show has BTS, Cardi B, JBalvin, Bad Bunny, Ozuna and Alkaline all at number 1. —-…
Ep 18- Special guest Chelan. We discuss Drake, Kanye, Pusha T
May 28, 2018 • 47 min
In this episode we talk about Chellan’s Blog “Walk Good” on youtube. We enter a cultural conversation on hip hop, Drake, Kanye, Pusha T, mental illness and Jamaican locations. —- Support this podcast:
Nicky Jam, J Balvin, Ozuna, Casper taking the world by storm
May 26, 2018 • 14 min
Episode 16- May 26, 2018. Jr examines why the Latin American music is taking the word by storm and suggest ways Jamaican and Caribbean artiste can get a piece of the action. Word Music Views count down the top artistes in the world. —- Support this…
Conversation with Alaine- Episode 16
May 17, 2018 • 42 min
In the latest episode of the Donovan Watkis Podcast Alaine joins Donovan and goes in detail about her career, life, childhood, using technology to build a fan base in the music industry. She speaks on her demand in Kenya and moves in Qatar. Full video of…
Kanye West, Alexa and Celebrity Culture- Episode 15
May 10, 2018 • 21 min
Jr breaks down celebrity culture in the modern age. He asked Alexa what is a celebrity. Find out the answer on this episode. —- Support this podcast:
Warren Wier Interview- Episode 14
May 8, 2018 • 63 min
Donovan Watkis interviews Olympic Medalist Warren Weir. —- Support this podcast:
World Music Views Count Down- Episode 13
May 6, 2018 • 3 min
Jr Countdown the top songs on YouTube in Jamaica, USA, UK, and the world. —- Support this podcast:
Streaming The Future of Music and the Billboard Charts - Episode 12
May 3, 2018 • 10 min
Donovan Watkis interview on TVJ. Donovan talks about the need to have information before venturing into the music business —- Support this podcast:
Music Streaming - Donovan Watkis TVJ interview - Episode 11
May 3, 2018 • 2 min
Donovan Watkis interview on TVJ May 3,2018 —- Support this podcast:
Inspiring greatness in Violent circumstances - Episode 10
May 2, 2018 • 36 min
Debbie Bissoon brings the keynote to students at Ardenne High School at the second stop of the No Violence in Love School Tour. Runkus was the mornings entertainer and Donovan Watkis hosted. Special thanks to Ardenne High, and Dash Production. Episode…
Billboard Chart’s pending irrelevance to Jamaica’s music - Episode 9
May 2, 2018 • 14 min
Donovan explains why the Billboard Chart is out of touch with global music and more specifically Jamaica’s music industry. —- Support this podcast:
The Art and Business of Stand-Up Comedy In Jamaica- Episode 8
Apr 30, 2018 • 68 min
Guests Leighton Smith, Owen “Blakka” Ellis and Dutty Berry share their experiences as stand-up comedians in Jamaica. They share strengths and weaknesses and ways comedy can improve society. —- Support this podcast:…
Episode 7- JR Host the World Music Chart Show
Apr 29, 2018 • 3 min
World Music Chart Show is aired on TVJ during ER and can be viewed at —- Support this podcast:
Episode 6- The Shenseea Episode
Apr 27, 2018 • 30 min
Reggae/ Dancehall Shenseea shares her life and musical journey and her mission to empower women. —- Support this podcast:
Episode 5- Interview with Tarrus Riley
Apr 25, 2018 • 22 min
Tarrus Riley shares his experience in music, personal life, and making powerful music with Major Lazor. —- Support this podcast:
Episode 4- Keynote with Debbie Bissoon
Apr 24, 2018 • 21 min
Keynote with Debbie Bissoon —- Support this podcast:
Episode 3- No Violence in Love Campaign for Girls
Apr 24, 2018 • 14 min
No Violence In Love Episode —- Support this podcast:
Episode 2- Top Ten Artistes and Songs/Videos on YouTube
Apr 21, 2018 • 43 min
Top Ten Artistes and Songs on YouTube —- Support this podcast:
Episode 1
Apr 18, 2018 • 1 min
Introduction to Podcast. —- Support this podcast: