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Festival song win is 'icing on the cake' - Deep Jahi

Deep Jahi salutes the audience at the Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre, Hope Road, St Andrew, after collecting the trophy for his winning 2014 Festival Song 'I Love Ja'. - Winston Sill

Sadeke Brooks, Staff Reporter

With the Festival Song Competition title added to his name, dancehall artiste Deep Jahi says he has been receiving even more attention in recent times.

Last week, the Magnum Kings and Queens of Dancehall 2012 winner added the Festival Song competition to his list of accomplishments when he won at the Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre in St Andrew with ILove Ja.

"It's a good feeling to win, especially since JCDC (Jamaica Cultural Development Commission) Festival Song competition is world renowned," he told THE STAR.

Compared to Magnum Kings and Queens of Dancehall, Deep Jahi says this win is quite different.

"The first time gave me a leverage and this adds to the leverage. This is the icing on the cake. A lot of radio stations have been talking about it and it just builds the momentum," he said.

Since winning, Deep Jahi says he has done a number of interviews and he expects radio play to also increase. He says he has also been getting more calls for shows.

Along with the increased attention, Deep Jahi says he expects an even wider fan base.

"Magnum Kings and Queens has a more secular audience, but JCDC is more elderly persons. Both of them together, you get different sections of the society. I have fans from all over Jamaica now," Deep Jahi told THE STAR.

He is promoting songs like Conversation, I'm Feeling High, Family Over All Things and Harsh Reality. He said he will also be releasing the video for I Love Ja in the near future.

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