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“NO WEH LIKE JAMAICA” is the Festival Song for 2016

(KINGSTON, JAMAICA) The Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC), an agency of the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport is pleased to announce the results from the Grand Finals of the 50th Anniversary of the Jamaica Festival Song Competition:

WINNER: “No Weh Like Jamaica” performed and written by Oneil “Nazzleman” Scott

2ND PLACE: “Tun Up the Music” performed by Reneive Fletcher

3rd PLACE: “Bring Back the Peace and Love” performed by Mento Tones

Section Prizes:

Online Voters Prize: “Tun Up the Music” performed by Reneive Fletcher

Best Performance: “No Weh Like Jamaica” performed and written by Oneil “Nazzleman” Scott

About the Winner: Oneil Scott “Nazzleman”

Oneil Scott is a singer and dee-jay, who started singing at age 12 and by the age of 15, he was recording and honing his writing skills in the studio. In 1996, The Bare Essentials Brand Band sought after Nazzleman as one of its lead singers.  At age 20, he found himself touring the United States with the band. He has performed at Reggae Sumfest and toured Canada with Byron Lee and The Dragoneers. Nazzle is influenced by the legendary Bob Marley, Beenie Man, Sizzla, Buju Banton and Beres Hammond. He is a two-time finalist in the Jamaica Festival Song Competition, placing third in the 2012 and in 2015 was place second.

The Jamaica Festival Song Competition is one of the longest song competitions in Jamaica that continues to unearth and showcase several talented individuals each year. This competition which started in 1966 has been the driving force behind some of Jamaica’s acclaimed singers and song writers.

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