Baje to the World Season 2 winner Tarique O’neal Griffith left the island on Sunday for his first tour with Fay-Ann Lyons and Bunji Garlin.
Griffith is gracing the St. Kitts Music Festival for his first performance outside of Barbados with the Trinidadian duo as a part of his grand prize as winner of the competition, which was held earlier this 12 months.
“I’m pretty enthusiastic about this wholetour trip as it is going to be my first time performing outside of Barbados and on such a giant stage and I’m ready. I need to thank Baje to the World for this chance.
“This competition has opened loads of doors for me and I feel that it’s a terrific opportunity for kids in Barbados to showcase and develop their talent,” he said.
Producer of the show Dwayne Grazette explained that he was pleased to see the primary leg of the tour and the event of Tarique’s profession falling into place, consequently of winning Baje to the World Season 2.
“Not only will Tarique be performing for the primary time to a regional audience, but he may also be performing his new song ‘Anytime’ on the Festival. As I actually have stated before, Baje to the World is greater than a show where individuals come and compete and that’s it.
“Baje to the World is way more. As an initiative of the Community Development Department (CDD) within the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Community Empowerment, the programme is about developing local talent. It’s about providing the platform for our contestants to access assistance, guidance and opportunities that may help to take their careers to the subsequent level,” he explained.
Grazette added: “This week will probably be a really hectic for Tarique. Along with performing with Fay-Ann and Bunji, Tarique may also share the stage with regional and international acts resembling Ashanti, Sean Paul, Maxi Priest, Keyshia Cole, Nadia Batson and Destra, who may also be acting at the Festival.
“Nevertheless it goes beyond that, he may also be learning the ropes about touring because it pertains to time-management, rehearsals, interviews and all the opposite elements which might be integral for a successful profession on this industry.
“As well as he will probably be performing for huge crowd audience which will probably be captured across your complete world. That is a terrific opportunity not just for Tarique but for Barbados, where we are able to show the talent that now we have here consequently of a developmental programme produced by the Ministry and the CDD.” (PR)