Many across the country will be holding their breath during the BET awards on Sunday evening, hoping that local soca songstress, Nailah Blackman wins the Best New International Performer for which she has been nominated.
But on the fringes of the awards, two other Trinidad and Tobago soca artistes are in the limelight as Bunji Garlin and Fayann Alvarez performed at the BET Experience (BETX) concert in Los Angeles around 4.30 pm LA time (7.30 pm TT time) today.
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Soca artiste Machel Montano says he will continue to empower citizens through positive music.
Speaking at the media launch for the "Take it Down" anti-violence campaign hosted by the Powerful Ladies of Trinidad and Tobago, Montano said everyone has a responsibility to make the country a better place.
He maintained that music has the power to influence and it should be used to create positive change.
Montano said the "end the violence campaign" was born out of the recent spike in murders in the country and added the movement can impact the nation in a positive way.