Oneil Scott wins JCDC Festival Song competition

Sunday, July 17, 2016

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KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – Oneil “Nazzleman” Scott walked away as the winner of the Jamaica Cultural Development Corporation’s (JCDC) festival song competition, with his entry ‘No weh like Jamaica’.

The event was held yesterday at the Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre in Kingston.

Scott, who is an experienced singer, as well as a dee-jay, defeated nine other contestants to take home the JCDC trophy, as well as the cash prize of J$500,000. 

He has been singing from the tender age of 12 and started recording in the studio by the age of 15.  

The artiste expressed how important it was for him to have won the title, stating that he had previously been a finalist in the Competition, placing third in 2012 and second in 2015.

“I am very grateful because I have been denied the title two times and people were looking out to see the determination that I put behind the music…people love it (the song) right across the Diaspora and in Jamaica,” he said.

He also explained what inspired him to write his winning piece.

“A lot of things have inspired me, when you go to the hotels…. the hospitality that you get from the staff makes you realise that the people are warm and welcoming. Jamaica is a very friendly place despite certain obstacles,” he added.  

Second place winner is Reneive Fletcher with her entry “Tun up di music” while the third place spot went to the group Mento Tones, comprising of Denzil McCollin and Charles Evans.

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