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Vakadewavosa Encourages Support For Local Artists

  A family’s support is an integral part of an aspiring artist’s dream to someday showcase his or her talent to the world. These were the words of singing sensation
05 Aug 2016 09:41
Vakadewavosa Encourages Support For Local Artists
(From left) Ilisavani Cava, Tua Mainaveivuke and Savuto Vakadewavosa whil;e performing at the Miss Youth North carnival on Wednesday at Subrail Park in Labasa. Photo: JOSAIA RALAGO

 

A family’s support is an integral part of an aspiring artist’s dream to someday showcase his or her talent to the world.

These were the words of singing sensation Savuto Vakadewavosa in an interview with the Fiji Sun during the Miss Youth North carnival on Wednesday night in Labasa.

Mr Vakadewavosa said the much-needed support from parents helped push aspiring artists to expose their talents at their level best.

“What we lack here in Fiji is encouraging and supporting people with talents in their journey to achieve their dreams,” Mr Vakadewavosa said.

“I would like to urge families and friends of people they know are talented to support and encourage them.”

He said while there were a lot of potential artists in the country, they lacked self-esteem as they did not get the support they needed.

“We need that push and I think we need that support from the public especially from friends and family,” Mr Vakadewavosa said.

He also called on aspiring artists to persevere and work hard towards their dreams.

“I urge you to always believe in yourself, be determined, and be passionate about what you’re doing,” Mr Vakadewavosa said.

“Always know that everything and anything is possible through God.

“Do not ever let anyone tell you any different, because you can do it and the sky is the limit.”

Artists Ilisavani Cava and Tua Mainavukea, who accompanied Mr Vakadewavosa, shared similar sentiments saying artists should never be disheartened when encountering hurdles in their career but to press on.

“For young artists, we can all achieve our dreams if we believe and work hard towards it,” Mr Cava said.

He said his experience with The Voice Australia earlier this year was a constant reminder that anyone could make it.

The Voice was something that I was grateful for, because having to grow up in Fiji and to be a part of something that I only watched in videos while growing up in Nausori was something that I am thankful for.

“It is something that I keep reminding myself that no matter where we come from, little villages, little towns; we can take our God-given talents to reach out to the people.”

Mr Mainavukea said optimism could go a long way for aspiring artists.

“If you want to make it, you have to work hard to achieve it,” Mr Mainaveivuke said.

The trio are a part of the four day Miss Youth North carnival which started on Wednesday in Labasa.

Edited by Jonathan Bryce

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