Breaking news out of the Caribbean Prestige Foundation (organisers of the annual International Power Soca Monarch and Groovy Soca Monarch competitions in Trinidad) office indicates that Mista Vybe has been selected as one of seven nominees for BEST WRITER at the 2013 International Soca Monarch People’s Choice Awards!!!
Upon hearing the good news, Mista Vybe stated: “It’s an honour to be considered one of the top seven songwriters of the year in the Soca arena. Honestly, I’m surprised to say the least because I didn’t write any of the songs I worked on this year with any thoughts of competitions or awards. I just tried to write the best songs possible. Being succesful competition-wise and being nominated for awards is a bonus. All I can do is be thankful, stay humble and keep writing the best songs possible in the future. This is only the beginning.”
In addition to being nominated himself in the Best Writer category, Mista Vybe’s work also contributed to several other notable Nominations for people he worked with as a writer for the 2013 Trinidad Carnival season.
His musical collaborators Precision Productions (with whom Vybe worked on Soca Monarch semi-finalist K. Rich’s “Wine Back” and Inches’ “Wuk Up” among other hits) are nominated for Best Production House.
Breakthrough artist K. Rich was nominated for two awards (Fashion With A Passion Award – Male and Multimedia Soca Star) thanks to a great performance of the Mista-Vybe-penned “Wine Back” at this years Groovy semis.
And finally, Shurwayne Winchester was nominated in the Soca 21 Energy Award category for his electrifying Power semi-finals performance of “We Control D Road” – yet another song written by Mista Vybe.
With all of those accolades, plus the official announcement that Shurwayne Winchester has made it to the Soca Monarch finals in the Power category with the Vybe-penned “We Control D Road”, to say that Mista Vybe is having a good Trinidad Carnival 2013 season seems like an understatement at this point.
Mista Vybe and the MistaVybeWorld.com Team would like to thank Precision Productions, Shurwayne Winchester & Y.O.U. (and S.W. Limited), K. Rich and his family (not to mention Team K. Rich and the #KRichArmy), all the producers and writers that Mista Vybe has had the pleasure of working with for the past year, all the DJs and promoters, and most importantly the fans who support the music.
Special thanks also go out to the Caribbean Prestige Foundation for acknowledging Mista Vybe’s contribution to TnT’s 2013 Carnival as a songwriter.
Stay tuned for details on how to vote for Mista Vybe as Best Songwriter 2013 at the International Soca Monarch People’s Choice Awards, as we will post those as soon as the Caribbean Prestige Foundation makes more information available.