Thursday, July 17, 2014

Ngozi Wins Another Monarch: Inter Commercial House 2014

It was certainly a night to remember. All geared up and excited, accompanied by #teamturningpoint #teamngozi. We were focused on doing our best to communicate the message of "addiction being a disease" very clearly. I got into character as an alcoholic, did some deep breathing to fight the nerves. All I know is, I went out there and gave it my best, representing the Alcohol and Drug Rehab Centre, "Turning Point" with pride. We all gave it our best and victory was ours in the end. I really felt the love from all #teamhealth supporters. After my performance I said hello to Ricky T and he told me that it was great performance and he was supporting me. Great hearing that from the most successful soca calypso artiste from St. Lucia. :)

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Ngozi is the first ever Complex Kaiso Monarch

2014 Complex Kaiso Winner Nomie "Ngozi" Grandison
It was a lovely experience at the Complex Kaiso Competition on June 6th. My first time competing and emerging victorious as the first ever Monarch of the competition. I wrote a song about those struggling with the disease of addiction entitled " Turning Point". I represented the Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation Centre in my island. Giving thanks to the Divine and all those who carried me through. Look out for me at the Inter Commercial Competition on July 15th at the NCC, Bernard Hill Castries.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

NEW RELEASE


Naomie Grandison is the only Caribbean artist featured in the international "In This Together" CD compilation project. This project is spear headed by the Los Angeles, CA-Music publishing company Heyday Media Group. "In This Together" benefits Sound Art , a non-profit organization devoted to providing underprivileged inner city youth a comprehensive, hands-on music education. The project features Sound Art's very own youth performance group, Breed Street Rookies and also spotlights original, unreleased recordings from Heyday artists as well as voices from around the globe including Ireland, Spain, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and St. Lucia. The CD was officially released on 20th November 2012.

Naomie adds a unique island alternative touch- with her soulful voice, poetic lyrics and soothing music. This love song entitled " Waiting For You" is no. 9 on the CD compilation. It is written by her; produced by Johann Deterville (a St. Lucian born- Canadian based producer) and features guitarist Matt Stevens from Ontario Canada. Listen and download the album at the link below.


 http://heydaymediagroup.bandcamp.com/album/in-this-together-digital to listen and download :)

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Jazz @ The Cave Hosted By Ngozi

Faithful supporters came out at the Cave at Cap Estate for a delightful mix of contemporary acoustics and poetry. The show hosted by Ngozi in collaborations with VPro Productions was the ultimate hang out for creatives. Pulsing sounds, guitars, violins and African drums with the sweet voice of Ngozi, along with surprise performances by poets: Black Crayon, Felicia, Dantes and more.

Well folks, if you missed it.. then you should absolutely never let that happen to you again :)

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Poetry

1. FOREVER

Forever is
In every moment,
In every breath
In every thought,
In every word
Forever is
In every second,
In every minute
In every hour,
In every day


Forever is the commitment
That we will ALWAYS be together

Forever will be
In the breeze that comforts when we’re apart
In the rose’s scent that warms our hearts
In our uniqueness that bring a spark
In our memories that take us back

Forever is
In the laughter
In the tears,
In the joys
In the fears

Forever is the commitment
That we will in ALL WAYS
And ALWAYS
Be together,
In spite of the weather…

By Naomie "Ngozi" Grandison



2. OUR DREAMS


Our Dreams,
Our Dreams desolate and suspended in air
 like the limp body of a man hanging
Our Hope,
Our Hope lynched  - whips of oppressive organization.
Our Passion,
Our Passion watered by fears, transforms to apathy.
Our Hunger,
Our Hunger perpetuated by economics inflammatory nature.

We are paranoid and suspicious of our true selves
The self that wants to hug every man
The self that wants to dig  in the sand
The self that dances to the music of our lust
The self that reassures itself to trust
The self that allows our light to burst through  skin
The self that understands  misguided ideas of sin
The self that sings, embracing the rejuvenating power of pain
The self that  flows through life’s fluctuating plane

Our Dreams,
Our Dreams replaced with an  eerie silence that clogs
imagination.
Our Hope,
Our Hope crushed by the over bearing weight of fear.
Our Passion,
Our Passion flickering like a burnt out bulb, holding on to power.
Our Laughter,
Our Laughter replaced by convex smiles, vibes piercing each others character.

Aba, father, help us remember
So our minds could be brighter
So we’d write a new chapter -
Then create lasting laughter…


So let our dreams
Be watered by  imagination.
Let our hopes
Arise from the horizon, like the resurrecting  light of dawn.
Let us have a hunger for laughter,
like the baby who screams for her mothers breast.

We will scream against all forms of self forgetfulness
Until we can laugh with light…
Recreate our vision,
Resurrect OUR DREAMS!



By Naomie "Ngozi" Grandison

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

I Am Beautiful Campaign getting started



Naomie is very excited about the Wellness Innovators"I Am Beautiful" Campaign. As an RN her experience and training  has been in  emotional health.  The campaign is named after her song "I Am Beautiful" which speaks to loving yourself as you are. The objective of the campaign is to improve self esteem and raise awareness of emotional health, sexually transmitted infections and dental care among the youth. The founding members of Wellness Innovators are herself, Ms Felicia Montoute (Dental Hygienist) and Dr Andre Matthew (General Medical Practitioner). The team hopes to share this message with the world. Please visit www.iambeautifulcampaign.blogspot.com for more information.