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‘Lady Diamond’ changes name to ‘Diya’

‘Lady Diamond’ changes name to ‘Diya’


Calypsonian Javelle Frank has recently changed her sobriquet from “Lady Diamond” to “Diya”, which is an African name meaning radiance and brightness.{{more}}

Javelle Frank made the decision to change her stage name from “Lady Diamond” to “Diya” after considering the avenues in music she wishes to approach. Additionally, research has found that there is another by the same name here in SVG and even in the Caribbean.

Lady Diamond, now “Diya”, is well known in St Vincent and the Grenadines for her 2011 song “Teach Us about Africa”, which she sang when she entered the National Calypso Monarch competition for the first time and placed 6th out of a group of 11 seasoned Calypsonians.

In that same year, she won the East St George Calypso Crown, after dethroning six-time winner Gosnel ‘GC’ Cupid. In 2010, Diya won the Independence Calypso competition in P’tani with her song called “Another Independence”.

She is also a popular performer on Karaoke shows. She won the 2008 Annual Inter-house Karaoke Championship and placed high in several other competitions. In addition, she has performed for many events in St Vincent and the Grenadines, including the 2009 Miss Big and Beautiful, 2011 Miss P’Tani and South Windward pageants, and Miss Heritage, just to name a few.

Diya is also a popular radio personality. Her golden voice could be heard also on Ezee Radio 102.7 and 91.1 as the “Sentimental Javelle”.

Diya, a member of the P’tani Calypso tent, is busy now preparing for the 2012 carnival calypso season.