Top Barbadian recording gospel artiste Neesha Woodz has added two more prestigious music awards to her ever-growing list of accomplishments. The most recent got here on the Silver Jubilee Caribbean Gospel Music Marlin Awards recently held within the Bahamas, where Woodz, real name Neesha Wooding, won for Outstanding Calypso Soca Vocal Performance Duo/Group for her single Volume which featured singer and producer Nathaniel out of Trinidad and Tobago.
Neesha, who’s the principal Worship Team Leader on the Cave Hill Wesleyan Holiness Church, also received the award for Outstanding Praise and Worship Recording (Female) for her single God of Miracles. This might be her third Marlin award. The primary was in 2017 when the event was last staged. This dynamic Christian music minister has been showered with so many awards over her the years, that “I even have kinda lost count of them.”
Nonetheless, she managed to recall just just a few of the greater than 30 awards thus far collected.
“I don’t know the way many awards I even have, but I feel there are 30 plus,” the Bajan singer, songwriter, keyboardist and drummer declared with a chuckle, adding that a few of those accolades would have been from the identical Marlin Awards, the Barbados Music Awards, Antigua and Barbuda Gospel Music Awards, Praize Factor, People’s Alternative Awards in Atlanta, and Texas Gospel Music Excellence Awards.
Woodz, who makes her living from singing, shared her two most sought-after goals with Barbados TODAY. “On a smaller scale, I need to supply a full-out worship album. People have been asking me to do this. Despite the fact that people prefer to hear the Caribbean genre which I’m more known for, people also prefer to hear the worship side of me.
Also, I would really like to get into producing. I would really like to get into producing my very own music and eventually have a label where I will help other young people who find themselves fascinated by music,” said the locally-based international Christian artiste who is understood for such hits as Fyah, Fyah; So Amazing; Volume; Adrenaline; Incredible God; Defenda and Running Ova. She believes it is crucial to have the opportunity to assist artistes who’re “green” to have a platform on which they’ll construct and develop a greater understanding of the music industry.
Woodz thinks she is able now to supply that foundation and share that knowledge having learned from her struggles through the years, especially regarding the high cost of manufacturing music. She said while accolades encourage her, God is the important motivator who keeps her moving into the
“Who motivates me? God obviously. God is the one who created this ministry out of me and He’s the one which keeps motivating me. If you get accolades and things like that, they’re in a roundabout way a push and an encouragement to maintain going, but I don’t make music for accolades or fame or anything like that. I do it because I do know from the past that my music has really touched lives, brought people closer to God, and besides doing it for God, I feel with the ability to encourage people and encourage people and help uplift people through this voice and ministry God has given
me, that’s what keeps me going,” the multi-faceted musician proclaimed.
Woodz considers herself blessed at with the ability to spread her music ministry across the region and the world and is willing to permit God to take it so far as He wants all for His honour and glory. She also acknowledged the invaluable assistance from her financial backer Signia Financial, who has been in her corner from 2015 when she presented her debut album to them.
Woodz was among the many top names in Caribbean gospel on the Marlin Awards including Joel Positive Murray who again emerged as the highest winner with five awards, including the 2 most prestigious – Outstanding Album for Heart
Wired and Outstanding Song for Stay Up. (EJ)