June 15, 2022 | Supa Pea | Minister responsible for Entertainment and Culture the Hon. Olivia “Babsy” Grange came out a clear winner with her most recent announcement that the long-standing Festival Song Competition will be back as part of Jamaicas’ 60th Independence celebration 2022.
The announcement brought three cheers from some major players in the music industry who had come out strongly against the Minister’s previous statement that this year’s competition would be scrapped due to the poor quality of songs.
This was the case after the selection committee could only find three entries from a list of one hundred and twenty three.
“What we have done is we have created a narrow window and will come up with 10 songs. I have been net-working with producers and writers and we will come up with 10 quality songs,” Grange said.
The Jamaica Festival Song Competition started in 1966 with Toots and The Maytals winning with “What A Bam Bam.” Other winners include Eric Donaldson “Cherry Oh Baby” and Roy Rayon “Give Thanks and Praises.”
The Jamaica 60 Festival Song Competition is on.
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— Hon.Olivia Grange (@Babsy_grange) June 14, 2022
Supa Pea is an award winning Entertainment Reporter with Vision Newspaper