24.1 C
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Home News Local News Hashim Lewis Is The Winner of the Nevis Song Competition

Hashim Lewis Is The Winner of the Nevis Song Competition

By Devonne Cornelius

St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN) – Hashim Lewis is the winner of the “Nevis Song Competition” put on by the Nevis Tourism Authority in collaboration with the Culturama Secretariat, with his thrilling rendition of “Nevis Nice”.

The winner was announced at the Bringing Life and Culture (BLAC) event hosted by Desery Ottley and Shonroy Caesar on Thursday evening, September 17, 2020, at the Nevis Performing Arts Centre.

From the 12 entries submitted, six finalists were chosen to perform at BLAC which also saw cultural performances by Queens City Symphony and Masquerade. Hashim Lewis, who actually performed remotely from Tortola, took home the Grand Prize of $5000 with his fascinating medley “Nevis Nice”, an orginal song.

The other finalists were Andrew “Murray” Hendrickson with “Nevis is Number One”; Sidondre Flemming with “Perfect Place”; Joyelle Phillip with “That’s Who We Are”; Venelle Powell with “Welcome to Nevis”; and Delison “Xman” Roper with “Island Paradise”.

Mr. Lewis’ winning song will be professionally mixed and mastered by an internationally acclaimed music producer, Drew Crib from Barbados. He will also have an opportunity to sing on a rhythm that is either performed or produced by an internationally recognized music producer.

The prize-winning song was selected by a top-quality judging panel comprised of local, regional and international music producers, songwriters and performers. The seven-member panel of judges were: The Voice winner Tessanne Chin; Soca superstar Alison Hinds; Soca king Ricardo Drue; Composer Hanzel Manners; Gloria Esdaille Robinson, aka Queeny-G, who dominated the pageant stage and attained various titles and placements in the St. Kitts carnival; and Warren Moving, an experienced judge, solo and choir singer and poetry composer.

Most Popular

Motorcyclist Charged With Causing Death by Dangerous Driving

By Kevon Browne St Kitts and Nevis (WINN): In an update on the traffic accident involving Conrod Simon of Wellington Road and Rae Clarke of...

As Dengue Fever Cases Rise in the Region, Mosquito Fogging Begins on St. Kitts

By Kevon Browne St Kitts and Nevis (WINN): Even as the region grapples with the public health threats and economic challenges posed by COVID-19, Caribbean...

EU Takes Legal Action Against ‘Golden Passport’ Schemes In Cyprus, Malta

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union’s executive said on Tuesday it was launching legal action against Cyprus and Malta over their investor citizenship programmes,...

COVID Death Toll Rising In Several Caricom Countries

NASSAU, Bahamas (CMC) — In the wake of an increasing number of deaths related to the coronavirus, several Caribbean Community countries are appealing to...

U.S. Says Google Breakup May Be Needed To End Violations of Antitrust law

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department filed an antitrust lawsuit against Alphabet Inc’s Google on Tuesday, accusing the $1 trillion company of illegally...

Caribbean Education Ministers Want Total Waiver Of Fees For CXC Reviews

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Several Caribbean Community (Caricom) education ministers have “unanimously” proposed that the Barbados-based Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) commit to...

CWI Blanks Cameron For ICC Chairmanship

(Trinidad Guardian) Cricket West Indies (CWI) has not nominated anyone for the upcoming elections of the International Cricket Council (ICC) chairmanship. The ICC after months...

Nevis MPs Participate in Federal Budget Estimates Meetings

NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS -- The three Nevis members of the of St. Kitts and Nevis Government, are this week participating in Federal Budget Estimates...

Toddlers Quarantined After One Tests Positive For COVID-19 In Antigua

ST JOHN'S, Antigua (CMC) — Antigua and Barbuda health authorities have confirmed that several toddlers have been placed into quarantine after a four-year-old tested...

Do Your Best and Make Us Proud Commissioner of Police Encourages Island Constables

Basseterre, St. Kitts (RSCNPF): At a brief closing ceremony for the two-week Island Constables refresher course, Commissioner of Police Hilroy Brandy encouraged the participants...


Contact a Program
If you are interested in a program or advertising, send us a message.
Send Message
Signup for our Newsletter
We'll only be in touch when we've something exciting to share.
We never share your details
No thanks