Friday, May 16, 2008

Spotlight: Naycha Kid

From his bio:

Naycha Kid whose given name is Junior Afori Edwards was born in Melanie, Guyana, 26th January, 1981. He is the last offspring of Joyce Wright & Percy Edwards both from Guyana. When asked when his first entertaining performances began, “When I was 9, I used to act in the living room of my home for my immediate family” quoted Naycha. He could also recall clearly that he would sing at school concerts while in Primary School. In 1995 he won the title in the Junior Calypso Competition with a song called Better Life. This was written by Jewel Gonsalves and in 1997 he place 3rd Runner Up in the Guyana Music Festival with a song written by Mr. Gonsalves AIDS is a killer. During his final year in Golden Grove Secondary School he joined a local band Da Boyz as one of the lead vocalists after them hearing him entertain at a Christmas Concert. He remained in that band for 2 years and then migrated to Antigua 1999.

Naycha sang for Dread & the Balhead and his hit song Minute of your Time was produced in 2002. In 2004 he started his solo career with the Chosen Sounds Studio and during Antiguas Summer Festival Carnival in 2004 he placed 1st Runner Up in the Soca Monarch Finals with his hit song Wave It. This piece was the first Soca Song that Naycha ever produced.

After honing his skills with the El A Kru as one of the lead vocalists, he decided to pursue his solo career again in 2006. In Feb of that same year he joined as a disc jockey at Vybz FM and can be heard throughout several islands during the week from 2pm to 6pm , and Saturdays 6pm-10pm. The Kid listens to a variety of music in his spare time, but names Bob Marley, Black Stallion, Shadow & The Temptations as his chief inspirations. When he is not in the studio recording, or on the air, or at a gig, Naycha dedicates his time at home with his family. He tied the knot in December of 2005.
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