“He’s flying in the air, it’s BahamaMan! Look over there, it’s BahamaMan! He can even lift planes! It’s BahamaMan! I stand for justice! It’s BahamaMan!”
These are some of the lyrics to the chorus of the groundbreaking song, BahamaMan, which plays every day to the delight of students in pre-school through primary school across the United States, and to the absolute delight of their parents and caregivers. The song is such a hit that the character, BahamaMan, has become a hero to so many! And a staple character for Jemima’s Playhouse – a much beloved entertainment and educational company.
Jemima’s Playhouse is the brainchild of Dr. Tyrone Sawyer II and his wife, Dr. Jemima Sawyer. From its humble beginnings ten years ago at their kitchen table in Atlanta, Georgia, Jemima’s Playhouse has come very far. The company which takes its name from Dr. Jemima has since expanded its reach from its humble beginnings in Georgia to include, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, and Texas. And Jemima’s Playhouse is just taking off!
BahamaMan has become one of the favorite characters in Jemima’s Playhouse’s constellation of characters. And for good reason! He teaches students the importance of social responsibility. With a smile and a sprinkling of adventure. As a Bahamian ambassador, BahamaMan never neglects to invite each student to visit the place of his birth – the iconic and mysterious Glass Window Bridge, on Eleuthera, Bahamas, where the roaring deep-blue Atlantic Ocean meets the tranquil blue-green Bahamian Sea.
Jemima’s Playhouse is a children’s entertainment company which continues to grow and evolve. It now visits over 2 million students every year in Georgia, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, and Texas.
The company’s creative and interactive entertainment approach to children incorporates animated stories, creative dramatics, original songs, and characters which help children between the ages of 2 and 8 years old develop their imagination and communication skills. Now, students and parents could download the BahamaMan book, song, and music video from the Jemima’s Playhouse website so that they could be inspired by his legacy of love, peace and goodwill.
Said Dr. Tyrone, “The growth of Jemima’s Playhouse – and the growth of BahamaMan – have been simply incredible! Dr. Jemima and I are merely along for the ride. Our only goal is to entertain students between the ages of two and twelve, while seamlessly educating them.”