Soufriere Foundation extends support to budding local music artiste
Local music artiste Naomie Grandison, affectionately known as Ngozi, is an up-and-coming vocalist/songwriter who hails from the scenic town of Soufriere. She recently won the Inter Commercial Calypso Monarch and is a co-founder of the “I Am Beautiful” youth campaign along with having the privilege of being a founding member of the “Headphunk’’ artistic expression group. Ngozi has recently embarked on an audio visual project called Edu Nou, a Reggae fusion number that seeks to highlight the prevalent issues of sexual abuse, neglect and drug misuse in our communities. In a direct show of support for this project the Soufriere Regional Development Foundation has partnered with Naomie to see the concept become a reality by making a cash donation to the artiste in order to defray production cost.
Mr. Walter Francois, Chief Executive Officer of the SRDF lauded the songstress’s accomplishments over the past years and reiterated the organization’s commitment to assist in the development of the creative arts and home-grown artistes. “We are very proud to be able to stand with Naomie to see this project become a reality. Additionally we are also satisfying a core company mandate by aiding the direct socio-economic and cultural development of our community,” stated Mr. Francois.
In response to the donation, Naomie had highlighted that it was the first time that any agency had invested in her work and she heaped tremendous praise on the Soufriere Foundation for its generosity.
Naomie “Ngozi” Grandison