by Howard Campbell
[ATLANTA] – IRIE, a feel-good track by Goddy Son, received the Jamaica Worldwide Independence Pageant Tune Competitors (JIIFSC) on July 30 at Shiloh Excessive College’s Theater in Snellville, Georgia.
The New York-based artiste topped six rivals along with his mid-tempo single which was a crowd favourite. He received $8,000.
In second was the 2021 winner Lavie Lujah with Jamaica Rise N Shine, which earned him $4,000, with third going to Nikki Spice for I Miss You Jamaica, for which she earned $1,000.
5 of the finalists represented america, and two competed for Canada.
Garfield McCook, founder and promoter of the occasion, mentioned there was appreciable enchancment on final 12 months’s present.
“The artists have been anxious and excited to carry out they usually have been well-received by the viewers who have been rocking all evening,” he declared.
A longtime Atlanta resident, McCook launched the JIIFSC final 12 months with a platform much like the long-running Pageant Tune Competitors in Jamaica.
Singer Irie with Mamma Jamaica, George Prophet (Have a good time), Bobby Dockery (Jamaica Vacation) and Ms Tina Lou (Gi mi Black Inexperienced N Gold) accomplished the 2022 JIIFSC area.
There have been 5 judges — Shelly Thunder, Erica Newell, Dr Garnet Mowatt, Wayne Corridor and Twiggi.