Caywama Edwards, affectionately known as “Wama”, hopes to transform the musical landscape in the genre of gospel music, and have her name written in the history books of gospel greats across the region. Earlier this week, the vivacious, young lady, who hails from Chateaubelair, unveiled her first Christmas single entitled “Christ Child”, which was well received by the listening audience locally.
Things must have been quite hectic for this dynamic, well-spoken songstress – trying to balance her personal life, church and work. Our journalist caught up with the artist during the luncheon interval at the Bethel High School, where she teaches English Language. She was quite happy to sit with us for an interview.
“Firstly, I am a Christian and I worship at the Faith & Life Pentecostal Assembly which is a member of the Pentecostal Assemblies of the West Indies (PAWI). I won my first singing competition at the age of 5 and was called to minister at the tender age of thirteen.
I have written numerous songs, performed on several shows held locally and have shared stage with Fred Hammond, Aleithia Sweeting, Lt. Stitchie, Bridget Blucher, Kiokya Cruickshank, Voices of Victory and Eden etc. However, this venture is the greatest journey in my musical career.”
“Over the past few weeks, my team and I have worked tirelessly, spending hours with the musical producer, ensuring that this song was ready for listenership. God has really been working in my life: He has been my all. He has kept, inspired and given me the strength to complete this song. Serving God has truly been a blessing.”
“Christ Child,” she said, “is a song that was conceptualized from the writing of the Prophet Isaiah as recorded in the Holy Bible, chapter nine and verse six. A devoted Christian and worship leader, she said, “This is a song anyone would relish waking up to on Christmas morning. It’s a song that you will enjoy listening to from start to finish. Moreover, the musical arrangement for this song is spot on: it has an exceptional Rhythm and Blues flavour, harmonious blending of vocals and the anointing of the Holy Spirit. “It’s a perfect synergy,” she said with a satisfied smile.
She credits her producer for his musical genius in making this song such a masterpiece. The song was produced by Leighton K.C Adams of Black Crest Studios located in Chateaubelair. “Later next month, we would be releasing another song entitled, “Wat Yo Bringing”.” “This song,” she said, “would be enjoyed by a wide cross-section of listeners across St, Vincent and the Grenadines.”
The rising star told our journalist, “The song can be heard on most radio stations locally. Plans are already in place to release an album in the near future.” “Personally, I believe my musical career is hinged primarily on my spiritual growth and development. I will continue ministering through song as He fashions my life and orders my steps. As I always say, “Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders”
A few months ago, she successfully outshined six other young artists to win a recording contract at the prestigious ‘Sing It like the Starz Competition’. Persons can see her perform live in concert later this year with international Gospel artists Positive, out of Trinidad and Tobago.