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Nailah Blackman’s Heading to South X SouthWest!

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Yes! No typo or incorrect info here. Nailah Blackman’s getting a major breakthrough opportunity and it’s happening sooner than many may have expected. She heads to Austin, Texas on March 17th, where she’ll take the main stage at SXSW. That’s big news for the youngest of the Blackman clan who’s made that musical breakthrough thus far.

Nailah’s being sponsored by the folks at Soca on The  Seas – a brand that continues to grow and provide opportunities for Caribbean artistes. Her inclusion on this platform is big news since South by Southwest has been in existence since 1987 and has showcased annually, numerous talented artistes in various categories of music, interactive media and film and of course, there’s always someone in the big leagues, looking on.

The Trinbagonian singer will be the only Caribbean artiste who’ll perform alongside some of the biggest AfroBeats artistes and DJs on the “Sounds From Africa & The Caribbean” stage. These artistes include:

• Patoranking
• Kojo Funds
• AKA
• Adekunle Gold
• Not3S
• Lax
• The Compozers
• Shaker
• Host – Eddie Kadi

Soca on the Seas’ CEO, Juliana Fermin says the team is happy to sponsor Nailah, acknowledging that she continues to grow as an artiste and wow audiences wherever she performs.

Blackman’s hits include, “O Lawd Oye”, “Sokah”, “Baila Mami”, “Badishh” featuring Shenseea, and “Dame Lorraine.”.

SXSW takes place from March 9th- 18th.

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Machel Montano Emerges to Find T&T Drenched Following Weekend Floods.

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Flood waters have devastated many across East and Central, Trinidad. Photo Credit: Rishi Ragoonath. 

One of Trinidad and Tobago’s most idolized soca artistes had been off radar for the past four days. Machel Montano has since re-emerged, having switched on his mobile phone and reconnected with the world. He says he had been on a four day retreat and had no access to his phone or any outside media. What he found upon reconnecting with social media was that his homeland of Trinidad and Tobago had suffered massive flooding and devastation.

Like many other entertainers, the Road March title holder immediately extended a message of hope to those who’ve been affected.

“This morning I was overwhelmed by the amount of messages of concern, prayer and well wishing. I was saddened to learn of the devastating floods that hit home in Trinidad and Tobago and my heart goes out to all those who are affected.”

The Siparia native who now resides in Los Angeles, explained that Trinidad and Tobago is a nation of great resilience and further saluted those who’ve helped during and in the aftermath of of the flooding. “Thank you for all the prayers and to all those who will continue to support the relief efforts,” he said on Instagram.

 

 

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Olatunji Wins For Soca. Former Road March Champ, Shurwayne Winchester Proud of His Fellow Artist.

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Olatunji Yearwood’s herculean effort to expose the Soca music genre to the European market and by extension, the world, is being praised by his cohorts in the Caribbean music industry. Shurwayne Winchester, who himself, has worked hard to take the genre to music lovers around the world, on Sunday said he is extremely proud of the former Groovy Soca Monarch champ.

Shurwayne Winchester is proud of Olatunji.

Beneath an EBUZZTT post, Shurwayne said, “I am proud of this man. He won more than he can imagine.” Winchester went on to point out that history will one day show that when Soca is called, it was showcased to the world by this young, impressive artist.

On Saturday night, Ola took the stage on the X Factor UK where he performed a new single written merely a few days before the performance. The single, “Jiggle” was well received by the UK audience, but unfortunately he did not receive enough votes that would secure him a space into the next round of competition.

Destra congratulated the young artiste, saying his parents would be very proud.

Destra Garcia, a phenomenal culture ambassador herself, also took the time on Sunday to give respect to Olatunji for his effort on the television show.

“Proud of you Ola. You flew the flag so high for soca and for your county, Trinidad and Tobago on behalf of all of us.

 

Destra went on to say, “Your parents would have been the proudest. You did well Tunji… you did well. This was just not your time. But now the world knows who Olatunji ‘Tadow’ Yearwood is. Love always my brother and friend.”

 

 

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