Grenadian Soca artiste Brother B has returned from Hollywood after making a major impact in Hollywood. Being the first Soca artiste in history to be nominated for the NAACP image awards, fellow nominees were keen to meet the Soca artiste from Grenada.
St Mark’s Lesly Modeste was nominated in 2012 in the same category making history as the first Soca artiste to be ever nominated at the prestigious awards in Hollywood. Being nominated in 2013 a second time, Brother B created history again by being nominated twice. Brother B made the trip to Los Angeles with his manager Cherokee in a trip that was self funded with a contribution by Shy’s bar in Victoria, St Mark’s, Brother B and his manager.
Brother B’s album Diversionary was nominated under ‘Outstanding world music’ category alongside international artist Estelle, Ka’nn and others. Brother B left Grenada on Thursday 24th January to attend six major red carpet events held by the prestigious NAACP image awards. The events took place in Beverly Hills and downtown Los Angeles. Brother B met top celebrities such as Ziggy Marley, Regina King, Tatyana Ali, Mario Van Peebles and Shernell Edmunds. At the first Red Carpet event at the Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills, Brother B wore a Grenadian tie made by designer Queenie who is based in St George’s Market in Grenada.
Attending each Red Carpet event with wall-to-wall press and paparazzi attending, Brother B was able to wave the Grenadian flag on the red carpet and promote Grenada as well as Soca Music. Brother B has been such a hit with the media that a few of them have posted videos of his interviews online with pictures stating how proud they are of him.
The 44th NAACP image awards were shown live on NBC on Friday 1st February 2013. Celebrities such as Samuel L Jackson, Henry Belafonte, Sidney Poitier, LL Cool J, Jamie Foxx and Kerry Washington attended. Estelle won in his category, however Brother B has attracted a lot of interest in his music since his trip to Los Angeles, with an increase in his music online being sold via itunes and Amazon. Also attracting over 20,000 people viewing his Facebook page during his trip to Hollywood, USA.
Brother B will be back in the USA for a series of events later on this year to continue taking his music one step ahead. All of Brother B’s music can be found online via itunes, Amazon, spotify and all major online retailers. Brother B would like to thank the most high for bringing him and manager safely to Los Angeles and back home to Grenada. Also to send blessings to all of his fans, supporters, family, friends, producers and featured artistes on the album, Shy’s bar and management.