Romain Virgo 2007 winner of the Digicel rising star competition, is a son of Stepney District, St Ann, Jamaica, which is about 1km from Nine Miles, the birth place of Bob Marley. He first started singing in church at a very tender age. He realized his talent for singing at age nine when he participated in a church concert and did very well. He did not stop there; he further participated in several church functions.
At age eleven he was successful in the Grade Six Achievement Test and was awarded a free place at Aabuthnot Gallimore High School, he continue his singing career where he later competed in many cultural events winning him several gold medals. His first taste of stardom came when he led his school’s choir to second place in a popular local television program “All Together Sing” in 2006.
He entered and won the Digicel Rising Star competition in 2007. He was later endorsed by Pepsi Cola Company with his picture on the Pepsi drink bottle making him the first Jamaican with such endorsement. With that experience, an unyielding desire to touch as many hearts as possible through song was born.
Romain is so committed to his craft; he’s currently pursuing a degree at the Edna Manley School of the Performing Arts. He describes his singing personality as an old soul, as he loves the timeless melodies and compositions that many have regarded as oldies. He tried to find the right song that fits not only his personality but also his voice. His chart busting song title “Mi caan sleep” which is currently receiving massive air play was recorded for veteran producer Donavon G
Friday, 29 June 2012 16:03
Romain Virgo FeaturedWritten by Horace
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