January 14, 2009
SPICE NOMINATED FOR YOUTH VIEW, HYPE TV MUSIC & EME AWARDS
Female DJ Spice, who recently copped the Star reader's Choice Award for Female DJ of The Year, has been again nominated in four categories, this time for the Youth View Awards to be held on February 7 at the Indoors Sports Centre.
She has been nominated in the categories for Female Dancehall Artiste of The Year, Local Female Artiste of the Year, Young Hot & Hype Female Artiste and Favourite Fashion Icon. She also nominated for Hype TV's Music Award and EMEs for female DJ of the year.
Spice has been creating quite a stir on the entertainment scene with the provocative combination single 'Ramping Shop' that has a lot of tongues wagging and eyebrows raising.
The DJ, who was last year embroiled in a few squabbles with other female DJs but gave superb performances at last year's Boxing Day Sting at Jamworld and Sting in Antigua, is staying clear of her rivals as she is on a serious campaign to take her career to a higher level.
"I am staying clear of negative people as it is a way to distract you from the career path you want to take in life. I don't have to help boost anybody's career through a tracing match or dropping of words. What I am doing is to make my music speak in volumes for me. A mi name Spice and mi ingredients right," she said.
Apart from doing her music, Spice is getting a better knowledge of the business from more seasoned and successful artistes. The artiste, who is also the mother of a young son, says she has to balance her career with motherhood and is handling it well.
Despite the many badmouthing she says she is getting from people about her performance with Vybz Kartel in the 'Ramping Shop' music video, she doesn't let it get to her.
"I dread the day when I wake up and people are no longer interested in entertainment and the whole of us artistes have to come down off our pomps and pride and try our hands at other things. God forbid, but it wouldn't be a nice scenario as this profession is all what some of us know and will ever know," Spice said.
Spice said she is grateful to the producers and promoters who continue to keep the business thriving and hopes that they will all make it through the rough economical times.