Posted on: February 16th, 2012 Nadia Batson On The Cover Of Caribbean Belle Magazine and Shiver No Pressure Official Video
Nadia Batson On The Cover Of Caribbean Belle Magazine and Shiver No Pressure Official Video
Nadia Batson is one of the Caribbean’s premier entertainers: a “Trini” sweetheart, and an A-list songwriterand singer. I caught up with “Miss B” at Bally’s Woodbrook salon, where she was being primed for this issue’s photo shoot.
She was certainly in good hands. A team of experts, including Kirk Thomas, lead make-up artist at the Hyatt Regency’s Spa Essencia, and Ashvin Bally, were immersed in creating her sexy, sultry, editorial look.
During the beehive of activity she mentions the launch of her all-girl band, called Nadia Batson with Sass, and about how she’s reinventing her look. “I’m going a little more daring,” she says. “Taking a little break from the sweet Caribbean girl image.”
Nadia is perhaps best known for her behind-the-scenes work, penning a string of chart-topping and title-winning singles in the last few years. These include Jumping Up for Young Marcel, which won the teenage performer the Junior Soca Monarch crown in 2002, and Bridging The Gap, which took him to the Soca Monarch finals in 2003.
Nadia’s Running Red won Marcel his second Junior Soca Monarch title in 2007. She has written and co-produced the now-classic hit Go Ahead (And Do Dat) for Soca diva Michelle Sylvester, who became a household name after that smash, and went on to win the International Soca Queen and International Groovy Soca Monarch titles.
Nadia has since moved from backstage into the spotlight. Since her singing debut, with the 2006 Zouk-tinged single One Island, she has been going strong, performing hit after hit. One recalls “Miss B” and “Caribbean Girl.” Nadia has also been a front-liner for Kes the Band, over the six years since the band’s inception.
As the photo shoot begins, she’s wearing red pumps and a beautiful cowl-necked top by Peter Elias. The photographers are clicking away. During an interlude, we relax in the outdoor courtyard, and chat about her music, inspiration, most recent music video, and the new band.
Nadia Batson On The Cover Of Caribbean Belle Magazine and Shiver No Pressure Official Video courtesy of Caribbean Belle Magazine