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Flow Masters Raps up competition

Flow Masters Raps up competition


Their lyrical flow and catchy punch lines were delivered with perfection, so it was no surprise when the group “Flow Masters” was adjudged the winners of the first National Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) and Caribbean Broadcast Media Partnership (CBMP) HIV Dub/Rap competition last Saturday evening at the Kingstown Netball Centre.{{more}}

With their song entitled, “Deceitful Thing” the dynamic troika of Kemron “Dr Love” Haynes, Travis “Whiz skid” Lynch and Lonzel Jones had patrons heads bopping to their conscious lyrics about safe sex and the dark side of HIV.

Ecstatic from their win, the young men told SEARCHLIGHT that their main mission is to educate people about HIV/AIDS and other social ills affecting society. They said that the concept about the song came about from the things they see happening around them on a daily basis. They trio also received $1,000.

General Manager of NBC Corletha Ollivierre said that the CBMP was launched in Barbados in May 2006 and started with 20 organisations coming together to relay the message about HIV/AIDS. Now 50 organisations strong, Ollivierre said that the programme was extended to Haiti, one of the countries with the highest incidents of the epidemic.

The three top songs from last Saturday’s competition will be shared among the broadcast partners throughout the region for the promotion of HIV/AIDS programming awareness.

Coming in second place was Shaniqua Shallow with her song, “Safe Sex.” Adrian Wright placed third with his rendition of “AIDS don’t discriminate.” They received $500 and $300 respectively. Eight participants took part in the competition. (KW)