Exodus HD has left an undeniable stamp on Anguilla's music scene, and the band's success during Anguilla Summer Festival 2015 is only proof of this. With three back-to-back Road March titles behind them, the band members have set their sights on the regional and international market. Read more as Tyrone "Latest" Brooks reflects on the significance of the band's Road March title this year, shares his thoughts on band talk, and predicts the future for Anguilla Summer Festival 2016.
The Soca Diva: Roxxy Discusses Defining Moments Of Her Career, New Single, And The Current State Of music In Anguilla
Roxanne Webster, affectionately known as Roxxy, has been holding onto her love of music since childhood. Her single "Delete" rose to unprecedented success for the singer and even afforded her recognition at the 2012 International Soca Awards where she tied with Machel Montano for Best Soca Music Video. Three years later, Roxxy is still hard at work with her new single "Portion" and her production company StaReM Promotions. Read more as Roxxy relives defining moments of her career, explains how she juggles life as an artist and businesswoman, and evaluates the current state of music in Anguilla.
The Web Star: Sug-Sean Webster Discusses His Debut Sneaker Collection, the Harsh Realities of Success, and Youth Empowerment
Sean Webster turned his childhood nickname into a brand composed of a fashion and lifestyle blog, YouTube channel, and, most recently, a collection of sneakers coined The Sug's Sean. Ten years ago, Sug-Sean left his native soil of Anguilla for life in England, a move that he says was driven by the Internet, which exposed him to the digital age he is now fully immersed in. Read more to find out what inspires him, how he teamed up with Italian manufacturer Tacetti, and where he sees himself five years from now.
A Closer Look: Deanna Mussington Talks Contributing to Her Family's Legacy, Developing as an Artist, and Living a Positive Life
Deanna Mussington carries the weight of her family's musical legacy on her back, but the 20-year-old powerhouse vocalist is not complaining. Since teaming up with her manager Ivan Berry, she has already crossed paths with music industry executives connected to Universal Music Group, Def Jam, and Epic Records to name a few. Even in the midst of all of her accomplishments, Deanna wants people to know that the road to success hasn't always been easy. Learn what she had to say about embarking on her journey as an artist, overcoming her history with bullying, and living a life of positivity.
A Family Affair: Shellecia Brooks Johnson and Sherise Brooks Discuss My Anguilla Experience, Blogging Tips, and Why You Should Vacation in Anguilla
Two years ago, Shellecia Brooks Johnson debuted My Anguilla Experience to capture the day-to-day life of her friends in Anguilla as she prepared for her wedding. Since then, My Anguilla Experience has evolved into a household name for tourists and local residents of Anguilla alike. Notably, Shellecia's work has afforded her recognition at the 2014 National Youth Awards in Anguilla where she received the honor of "Outstanding Youth in Literary Arts". With her sister Sherise Brooks and her husband Nashaine Johnson by her side, the My Anguilla Experience team continues to bring all that Anguilla has to offer to its readers and plans to keep expanding. Read more about what the team has learned about Anguilla since the start of My Anguilla Experience, what it takes to start and maintain a personal or professional blog, and why Anguilla should be your next vacation spot.
The Creative Mind: O'leary Richardson On Branding Wisely, Launching Creative Clothing, and Valuable Lessons of Entrepreneurship
When O'leary Richardson realized he was capable of bringing a vision to life on his own terms, he decided to start his graphic design and web development business SoCreative Designs in 2009. Three years later, Richardson's launch of Creative Clothing, Anguilla's official urban clothing line, created a buzz that even caught him by surprise. Learn more about his start as an entrepreneur, the early beginnings and lasting impact of Creative Clothing, and his advice for budding business owners.
No Point To Prove: Omari Banks Talks Making History, Tour Life, and the 25th Anniversary of Moonsplash
Omari Banks may be the son of legendary reggae artist Bankie Banx, but he has managed to carve out a lane of his own. As the first Anguillian selected to play Test cricket, Banks has already made history and has since embarked on a journey to pursue music professionally. Read more about his thoughts on his career in cricket, how he defines his album Move On, his decision to tour in the United Kingdom, and the significance of the 25th anniversary of the Moonsplash music festival in Anguilla.
Shanice Davis is the creator of The Protégé AXA. Dedicated to illuminating women of color and Caribbean culture with her pen, the New York-based writer has also written for Vibe magazine and xoNecole.