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Nessa Preppy Runs Her World and She’s About to Take Over Yours!

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There’s no stopping an entertainer who’s calling has, and will always be just that. Nessa Preppy, one of Trinidad and Tobago’s powerful female entertainers of this time, understands this better than anyone else. She’s created her own space in the Soca music business and like clockwork, she’s got something brand new that’s already grabbing everyone’s attention.

‘Party With Preppy’ was launched on January 5 . It’s a web series that’s viewable to global audiences via the artist’s IGTV platform. Already, Nessa’s been applauded for the project by thousands around the world who’ve been following the series every step of the way. The artist has some 186,000 Instagram followers. “Within 24 hours of uploading the very first episode, about 20,000 people locked in and viewed it,” said Nessa excitedly. She’s happy to be able to do something that’s pretty unique in the Soca business. ‘Party With Preppy’ details Nessa’s everyday experiences as an artist, shining the spotlight on her authentic vibe and the fans who make her the Caribbean celebrity she’s quickly becoming.


Catering to fans worldwide, the young, attractive female artist says she knows that now, more than ever, audiences want more insight into the lives of entertainers. “It’s a very different time. People want real life situations and they want it in real time,” she said, explaining that she feels that element of reality is what has attracted fans in Belize, the Bahamas and Toronto- locations where the first episode of ‘Party with Preppy’ were recorded.

The singer who has collaborated with Patrice Roberts this season on a track called, ‘Splash’ and even St. Lucia’s Motto, on a single called, ‘Toat No Feelings,’ is experiencing a career adventure like she’s never experienced. With her music receiving overwhelming love, Preppy is pushing the envelope, fearlessly challenging the norm and enjoying it every step of the way.

Check out Nessa’s social media platforms @nessapreppy and stay up to date with her as she takes you on her authentic life journey.

Check out episode 1 of Party with Preppy!

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Zess Producer, DNyce Nation Unleashes the Unthinkable. Could Others Follow?

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Known for his involvement in the Zess music fraternity in Trinidad and Tobago, producer DNyce of DNyce Nation has made us look, unleashing something far from the norm, and proving his ability to masterfully go beyond the typical. He sings on the single, collaborated on with none other than multiple title holder, Shurwayne Winchester- something he says, is a first for him. What’s funny is, his first vocal effort, is pretty extraordinary.

D Nyce believes the Zess style can reach far, but appealed for all involved to be mindful of the need for the music to be commercially viable.

Speaking with Ebuzztt following the release of “Ring De Bell”, DNyce, who’s real name is Dike David Pererria, said the song came from a place of gratitude. He explained that his single with Shurwanyne sits on the Colours Riddim and features several other artistes, among them, Potential Kid, Ace Boss and Vice, Bass, Skem and Melick. “It’s an honour to be able to sing alongside such a great artist like Shurwayne himself and it’s an honour to be able to produce a song like this,” said the young producer. He noted that the track was meant for Shurwayne and he had no intention of singing on it however, upon realising a need for a second voice, he offered to give it a try. “The song really came about due to me being so grateful and so happy about life itself and knowing that I am blessed with the opportunity to still have something to do, knowing that there are other people who aren’t as fortunate,” he said. DNyce acknowledged the support given by Shurwayne over time, saying, “Shurwayne being a person who has taught me so many things in terms of the music industry and how to go forward with my business, I couldn’t think of anybody else to sing something like this.”

The single encapsulates the concepts of spirituality and life; “It connects both life and God in one song,” said the writer and producer. Speaking on the Zess movement, he made it clear that it is not a new genre but rather, something created by Trinidad and Tobago, that he believes, once packaged properly, could have global impact. “A lot of the new acts coming up, I’m behind,” he admitted, noting that Zess is a new style of Caribbean music, that has originated from T&T. “It’s a taste of Soca with a branch of dancehall,” he clarified, adding, “I know where I can see this style going- I know what I see and what my passion when it comes to the production of the sound is, the whole happy side of the Zess thing. I can see that reaching very far as a new style of our music; I believe it can reach global markets but yet, we still have the negative side so while I can see it going global, I can only hope that the other artistes that support the style, turn their direction into a more commercial side of things.”

DNyce told EBUZZTT that this single is one of the most positive singles delivered out of the Zess style. “For the 90% of the time that T&T’s dancehall has been getting a hearing, the radio stations and the people in charge have only been promoting the negative side of the movement,” he said, going on to say, “This is one of the most positive crossovers ever to be created within the whole Zess forum. I’m not saying that there haven’t been positive songs before that have gotten a hearing but this is something that a lot of people have been trying to do, which is to make the whole cross between the Soca and the Zess. I feel this is one of the real openings that could affect these young people’s lives not just by telling them what’s the right thing to do, but by giving it to them in a way that they can enjoy.”

“This is one of the most connecting songs of the last three years. It has connected life and God in one message.”

DNyce

A part of the music and production business for over 15 years, the DNyce Nation boss told us that he had to move his business from his home in St. Barbs, Laventille, to Belmont, noting that many artistes refused to enter Laventille, to work at his studio. “I had to use Belmont as my address for artistes to be attracted to come to the studio. For years it was a fight. I was unable to reach where I wanted to reach because nobody wasn’t coming to me so I really can’t forget Belmont,” he said. Confronting his truth, the young producer lamented that Laventille- his home, remains a crime hot spot, something that saddens him. “Being born and raised in a high risk, crime riddled community, I had to move my business to attract my clientele. I hope and pray for change one day.”

DNyce Nation is now located at SW Limited, Darceuil Lane, Arima.

‘Ring De Bell’ has been unleashed, complete with a video. Be sure to check it out below.

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Nessa Preppy Brings Her Virtual Vibe Just Before Further Covid Restrictions Are Imposed.

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As the entertainment fraternity continues to feel the pinch of the Covid-19 restrictions, artistes are doing whatever they can to keep the fire blazing. This week, government in Trinidad and Tobago announced the re-introduction of harsher restrictions as a result of increased Covid-19 cases and deaths. The implications for the arts and culture industry, are undoubtedly exacerbated as a result.

On Tuesday, Nessa Preppy – one of Trinidad and Tobago’s female trendsetters in music, delivered her first virtual event dubbed, ‘The Art of Flex.’ The event mimicked her recently released studio album of the same name. Friends invited to take the stage with the young, Trinbago native included Salty, Patrice Roberts, Preedy, Jahllano, Christo, Rheon Elbourne, Zerimar, Dev and Ricardo Drue.

The virtual bar already set some months ago by Nadia Batson when she delivered her ‘Artform 3″ virtual event, Nessa followed with a template that, while tweaked to suit her style, engaged online audiences pretty well. An element of authenticity that brought a different vibe to Nessa’s showcase was her one on one talk segments where she gave some insight into her views about her fellow artistes, much of the time, boosting their credibility in the music biz.

If you missed the showcase on Tuesday, here it is!

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