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While The Voice winner Tessanne Chin might have shocked some by recently admitting part of her “just wants to be a wife” and move back to Jamaica to own a farm, it doesn’t look like her career is slowing down anytime soon. In fact, she’s being honored this spring with reggae star Jimmy Cliff, for whom she once sang background vocals in their native Jamaica.

The duo will be honored in March at The University of the West Indies Fifth Annual Toronto Benefit Gala, an event which pays tribute to leaders of Caribbean and Canadian descent.

Jimmy’s hits have included “The Harder They Come” and “Many Rivers to Cross” (performed by Tessanne on The Voice), as well as covers of “Wild World” and “I Can See Clearly Now”.  

Interestingly enough, Tessanne’s father-in-law –– broadcaster Michael Anthony Cuffe Sr. –– will host the gala, which will take place at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Toronto.

Tessanne’s love of Jamaica was mentioned several times throughout her run on the show, and she even recently commented on how her home country helped her nab the win on The Voice.

“When I decided I wanted to do this competition, I never thought that I’d be taking a whole little country with me,” she gushed of the support she received from her fellow Jamaicans.

“They made it so much more special, and even though they couldn’t vote or do anything like that, I felt their love — I felt the love in the diaspora, the entire Caribbean diaspora, in the United States and I’m just so grateful to share this with them.”

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Source: globalnews.ca