Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Hon. Olivia Grange (second left), and winner of the 2018 Jamaica Festival Song Competition, Nazzleman (left), display cheques valued at $2 million, which he received after being announced the winner at the Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre on July 15. Others sharing in the moment (from third left) are Minister of State in the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Hon. Alando Terrelonge; and Interim Executive Director, Jamaica Cultural Development Commission, Orville Hill. The Jamaica Festival Song Competition, which started in 1966, has helped to launch and advance the careers of some of Jamaica’s acclaimed singers and songwriters. Winners of the Festival Song Competition have included Toots and the Maytals, Eric Donaldson, Ernie Smith, Roy Rayon and Heather Grant, among others.
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