August 18, 2022

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Lavie Lujah Vying for a Repeat in Independence International Tune Competitors

Lavie Lujah

by Howard Campbell

[ATLANTA] – Seven artists, together with final 12 months’s winner Lavie Lujah, will contest the July 30 last of the Jamaica Worldwide Independence International Tune Competitors (JIIFSC).

The finalists have been chosen nearly on July 2 at Fern Gully Jamaican Cafe in Atlanta, Georgia.

They’re Lavie Lujah, who gained final 12 months’s inaugural contest with Licensed Yardie. Representing Canada, his entry this 12 months is Jamaica Rise N Shine.

Ms Tania Lou additionally represents  Canada with Gi mi Black Inexperienced n Gold. The opposite finalists, who characterize the USA, are: Singer Irie (Mamma Jamaica); Nikki Spice (I Miss You Jamaica); George Prophet (Have fun); Goddy Son (Irie); and Bobby Dockery (Jamaica Vacation).

They have been chosen from 12 semi-finalists by a five-member panel that included singer Twiggi and former dancehall artist Shelly Thunder. Their choice was based mostly on Vocal High quality, Manufacturing High quality, Originality and Relevance to The Jamaican Tradition.

The ultimate is scheduled for Shiloh Excessive Faculty Theater in Snellville, Georgia. Winner of the JIIFSC will obtain $8,000, runner-up $4,000 and third place $1,000.

Organized by Jamaican businessman Garfield McCook, the JIIFSC is open to individuals born in Jamaica or who’ve Jamaican heritage.

Lavie Lujah was born in St Elizabeth parish in southern Jamaica. He has lived in Toronto, Canada for 20 years.

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