Nailah Blackman has been nominated for a BET Award in the category of Best New International Act.
In a statement Nailah emphasised: “I’m the only Caribbean artist representing in this category. I am not just doing this for my homeland Trinidad and Tobago, but this is for the wider Caribbean. And most importantly I’m doing this for SOKAH/SOCA MUSIC!”
The 20-year-old songstress, whose rise through the soca industry has been meteoric since Work Out with Kes in 2017, is the grand-daughter of the acknowledged founder of soca, Ras Shorty I (Garfield Blackman).