TEN months ago Prince Saj was the primary runner-up within the ‘Magnum Top Performa’ competition while King Calie secured top honours. Last weekend, nonetheless, Prince Saj got his crowning moment. He was named Breakout Sensation of the Yr on the Sterling Gospel Music Awards — an honour of which he’s proud.
“Winning Breakout Sensation of the Yr shows that many individuals are recognising the work that God has been using me to do, and I feel really great knowing that,” Prince Saj disclosed in an interview with the Jamaica Observer.
The opposite nominees within the Breakout Sensation of the Yr category were Sone G, Victor Brown, and O’Shane McHugh.
“I would not say I expected to win because any considered one of the nominees could’ve won. I’m just grateful to God for allowing me to walk away with the award,” said Prince Saj.
It has been two years since Prince Saj walked away from pursuing a profession in secular music to present his life to the Lord. Since venturing into gospel music he has released songs including Fully Jesus, Overcome, Greatness, Spiritual Warfare, Psalm 46 and Alpha Omega.
He gave kudos to the Magnum Top Performa competition for allowing him to grow as an artiste.
“I’ve evolved into knowing more in regards to the music industry and how you can be more skilled because it pertains to musical production. The Top Performa competition provided a platform in order that many more individuals could see me and likewise to listen to the word of God; it also gave me recognition as well,” said Prince Saj.
The 22-year-old Prince Saj, whose given name is Saja Smith, grew up between Font Hill, St Thomas, and Angels in St Catherine. He attended the Seaforth High School in St Thomas.