Big times beckoning Neesha?
Barbados Music Awards (BMA) nominee for Gospel Artist Of The Year 2014, Neesha Woodz, could be in for the big times –– if she gets the nod from visiting international music industry executives coming to the island later this month.
Neesha, singer/songwriter and recording artist will be having the eye of the music scouts, who are attending the February 21 and 22 Queens Of Gospel Concert at the Wildey Gymnasium. BMA executive producer Ronnie Morris said the industry officials were coming specifically to look at Neesha –– and two other females.
But I singled out Neesha because of her known outstanding contribution to the local and Caribbean Christian music industry and her steady climb up the ladder of this art form over the past two to three years. She is known for her hits Adrenaline, Nagga Bow and the most recent release Express Yourself.
Born and raised in Barbados, Neesha Woodz always knew she wanted to be a minister of the Gospel in song. At age three her musical journey began through her love for singing and love for the keyboard. Two decades later, both her love for God and for music have developed tremendously and is the reason for the artist we know and love today.
This minister of gospel music, guitarist and drummer believes that every song written, every song sung and the life she lives should embody the three Es: evangelism, edification and encouragement. She is a full-time minister eager and raring with passion and purpose to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the ends of the earth.
This three-time Flame Gospel Award nominee in 2012 has ministered at many events across Barbados, including the latest Barbados Music Awards. She has also performed at Gospelfest, the Break Every Chain Concert, as well as at other events in neighbouring Caribbean islands like Grenada and Trinidad.
Other evidence of Neesha’s constant recognition and value came in 2014. That was when she was among three Barbadian gospel artists, who for the first time in a decade, had been nominated for honour at the prestigious Caribbean Gospel Music Marlin Awards in the Bahamas. Apart from Neesha, the other two were A Few Good Men and Hoszia Hinds. But for the sake my focus, Neesha was nominated in the categories of Calypso-Soca Vocal Performance Of The Year –– Female (Adrenaline), Soca Recording Of The Year (Adrenaline), and Pop Vocal Performance Of The Year (More Precious).
She told High Note that this year she intended to press on with her music ministry –– record more and perform more. Big things are in store from this young talented Christian artiste, who some years ago gave up her day job with a guranteed salary to perform full-time in her chosen passion. She has performed with international artistes –– and travelled with them on Caribbean tours.
It is noteworthy that she has been chosen as one of the local headliners at the upcoming Queens Of Gospel event. Let us give Neesha our support as she spreads her musical and vocal wings at home, across the region and the world.
That is it for now. Blessings.