Dwayno continues hunt
Dwayno (left) and daughter, Falonenett

THE recent 10-medal haul by Jamaican athletes at the just concluded World Athletics Championships in Oregon has motivated Jamaican-born, US-based singjay Dwayno to put more promotional muscle behind Hunt It, featuring his 13-year-old daughter Falonenett.

Jamaica ended the meet at third on the medal table with two gold, seven silver, and a bronze. The host country, USA, topped the medal table with 33 medals, with Ethiopia second on 10 medals. A total of 81 nations participated.

Hunt It was released on July 25, 2022.

"The song serves as an inspiration to Jamaicans to hunt their goals in life with the level of determination we have seen at the World Athletics Championships. We must be determined like a Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Shericka Jackson," Dwayno told the Jamaica Observer.

Pryce won the 100 metres in 10.67, while Jackson was vistorious in the 200 metres in 21.45.

Dwayno, who is also show promoter, said the birth of the song began when a Zimbabwean engineer sent him a rhythm.

"I listened to the beats and found the best song to put on it. Having almost completed the project, my daughter Falonenett wanted to be a part of the song. I give her the chance and she made the final project sweeter."

Dwayno, born Dwayne Forrester, grew up in Old Harbour and attended Old Harbour and Vere Technical high schools.

"I used to attend Bandwagon [talent showcase that forms part of Jamaica's Festival activities]. I later began to perform on these same concerts, in addition to writing songs for a number of established artistes," said Dwayno.

He released his first song, All Nigh, in December 2007. Since then he has released other songs including Mi Viva (My Life), Senorita, Wine and Brace, Bend Yuh Back, and 100 Gal. His albums are Bumper Interaction and Ole School.

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