DANECE “Sacaj” Jacas, winner of the Jamaica Cultural Growth Fee’s (JCDC) Jamaica Pageant Music Competitors, is passionate in regards to the nation of her delivery.
“I actually love my nation and I am keen about my music. The thought of having my tune because the official Diamond Jubilee soundtrack was a chance I did not need to miss,” she informed Jamaica Observer.
The St Mary native, this 12 months’s solely feminine competitor, walked away with the highest prize on Thursday on the Nationwide Indoor Sports activities Middle in St Andrew with the monitor Nuh Weh Nuh Good Like Yard. It was produced by Newell Morgan.
The magic flute I’m a proud Jamaican second place, whereas Nitty Kutchie’s Defend Jamaicawhich was publicly supported by artists equivalent to Bounty Killer and Buju Banton, completed third.
Sakaj, who wrote Nuh Weh Nuh Good Like Yardstated it deviated from the normal sound.
“What made me stand out was the sound of my tune. It is a bit extra up to date and never what we’re used to as typical cultural songs, which was a threat in itself. Nevertheless it paid off. As with all the pieces on this world, sound ought to evolve. Evolution is critical for development to include the brand new technology with one thing that’s nearer to what we hearken to now,” she defined.
The opposite finalists have been: Dez I Boyd (Candy Jamaica Once more); (Rock to da BeatInspiyah (Jamaica Good Once more); Nazzle Man (Among the many Many); One1 (Sixty); orchids (the Diamond Jubilee); and Rory Stamp (Deliver again the love).
Sacaj added that she is over the moon to be this 12 months’s greatest candidate.
“It is an ideal feeling to know that I am now a part of my nation’s historical past and the fifth girl ever to win the competitors,” she stated.
The opposite feminine winners within the historical past of the Jamaica Pageant Music Competitors are: Heather Grant (1992), Cheryl Clarke (1999), Abbygaye Dallas (2012) and Stacious (2021).
The highest prize of $3 million is cut up between the producer, author and singer.
The artist – who has quite a few releases beneath her belt, together with Steady, another day (with Louie Tradition) and First True Love — says he’ll use his share to propel his profession.
“Music takes cash, so I will simply say I will put money into my profession,” she revealed.
Her want for the nation shifting ahead is to protect the well being and lives of girls and kids.
“I would really like us to guard our girls extra. Violence in opposition to girls has occurred through the years and I want to see that change,” Sacaj stated.