Primary team members of WCOPA Jamaica 2022

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AISHA DAVIS
Vocalist/ Dancer/ Actor

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Few performers have the dexterity and confidence to switch with ease from one discipline to another and become successful at it. Bermudan born Aisha Davis, a trained modern contemporary dancer, singer/songwriter, accomplished actress, voice over artist, voice tutor and Master of Ceremonies, are some of her many facets.

 

As a former member of the now defunct Little People and Teen Players Club and one of the founding members of the highly acclaimed ASHE Performing Arts Ensemble, she began immersing into the full spectrum of performing and was casted in lead roles for two of the company’s original musicals; ‘Solid’ (also a writer) and ‘Nuff Respect for Nature’.

 

Aisha decided to part ways with the Ensemble to focus on developing her skills in dancing and thus began her training with the L’acadco Dance Company, and also at the Edna Manley School of Dance. Trained in Ballet, Folk, L’antech, Afro-Caribbean & Cuban techniques, Aisha rose to prominence as a principal dancer and subsequently dance captain under the guidance of the director and lead choreographer Dr. L’antoinette Stines. She later received the Alma Mock Yen award for excellence in Dance Theatre.

While enjoying success of being a dancer performing locally and on the international stage representing Jamaica in the USA, Canada and the Caribbean, Aisha’s love for acting and singing came to fore, and the budding diva made a decision to take a break from the dance world to get back on stage as a singer and actress. It was then that she auditioned for a role in the Jamaica Musical Theatre Company’s adaptation of the ‘Phantom of the Opera’ and landed two leading roles (Christine and Carlotta) she was also later casted in yet another double leading roles in their adaptation of ‘Dreamgirls’.

 

Aisha went on to landing roles in Easton Lee’s ‘The Rope and the Cross’, and also  in independent films ‘Nothing but Ghosts’ and ‘Goat Head’ as well as the female lead in the Balfour Anderson written stage play ‘No Compromise’.

 

As a singer and recording artiste Aisha has toured extensively as a solo act as well as backing and lead vocalist for Kymani Marley, Alborosie, reggae legend Cocoa Tea, diamond selling reggae/dancehall superstar Shaggy and dancehall icon Shabba Ranks. Not only has she toured and performed to sold out crowds in Europe, India, Africa, the USA and the Caribbean, Aisha has also performed on some of Jamaica’s top shows such as Carifesta, Reggae Sumfest and the Jamaica Jazz and Blues festival.

In 2012 she had the opportunity of being the opening act for reggae’s living legend and icon Jimmy Cliff at the Le Bataclan in Paris, France and wowed the near 3000 patrons in attendance. Aisha has worked with several top local music producers including Bobby Digital, Donovan Germaine, Steven ‘Lenky’ Marsden, Tony ‘CD’ Kelly, Kunley McCarthy of Ward21 music, Kirk ‘kirkledove' Bennett, Renaissance music group and Black Spyda as well as with international producers Upsetta Records (USA), Asha D (UK) & South Trade records (Amsterdam). She has amassed a large catalogue of singles and notable collaborations with the likes of Tony Curtis, Richie Stephens, Anthony B with whom she has the smash hit ‘Someone Loves You Honey’. The song was a chart topper and was featured on BET and Tempo. She also collaborated with dancehall star Aidonia on two hit singles ‘Heart is Hers’ produced by Equinoxx music and ‘In your Eyes’ produced by Black Spyda, the former of which was a chart topper and secured them a nomination for best collaboration. With new singles ‘We Got Love’ ‘We Got Love remix’ featuring Mr. Lexx and ‘Funny Feeling’ a collaboration with Double X ( Flexx of T.O.K) getting quite a buzz on air especially in South America and several music projects underway.

 

She also wrapped up a successful run as Gina Robinson in David Tulloch’s comedic drama ‘What Goes Around’, as Lisa in the Dredz productions ‘Special Cuts’, and as the no nonsense Dianne in Barrack's entertainment's "Ananda Alert", Aisha shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. Find her on IG, FB & Twitter @aishadavismusic and subscribe to her on YouTube.

Aisha has appeared in several theatrical, television and a few film productions. You may have seen her in stage productions; Phantom, Dream girls, No Compromise, What goes around, Special cuts or Ananda Alert or perhaps in one of the many television commercials on local television she’s been featured in. Aisha’s most recent role is that of ‘Sugarcake’; lead in the short film Sugarcake to be released 2021 for propella. Aisha’s ability to immerse herself in the roles have gained her best supporting actress nominations. 

The sky is the limit... She is ready to conquer WCOPA 2022!

Chavanna Chambers
VOCALIST

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International Gospel Singer, Songwriter and Worship Leader, Psalmist Chavanna Chambers, resides in Portmore, St. Catherine, Jamaica. She currently has a professional career in the Ministry of National Security.

She discovered her musical gift whilst singing at her grandmother's funeral, Ida Allen, at a young age. Since then, she continued to hone her special gift. She ministers, inspires, uplifts & edifies the lives of others as she is touched by the heart-warming responses from her audiences.

 

Her new single, "CALL ON JESUS" was inspired by the miracle that she received when she called on Jesus in a time of a health crises. 

 

Her previous releases include:

Way Maker

Got to Be Ready

God's Amazing Love

Have Mercy Oh God

Amazing Grace

and 2021New Single"Holy Spirit".

 

She was also featured in a collaboration with UK Minister Hayley Adesina on a song entitled "All I Ever Needed Was You."

 

She was nominated for "Solo Artist of the Year 2019" in Montgomery Alabama, USA, which she won.

 

In 2020 she was nominated as "Solo Artist of the Year 2020" in the Premier Gospel Awards hosted by Promoter Mr. Devon Womack. She also won this award.

 

She was also nominated in the Maranatha Awards USA,  hosted by  Min. Brian Trigga nominated in the MGWMA Maranatha  Global Worship Music Awards 4

&  also MGRN Maranatha Global Revival Networks

She is currently serving the Marantha Awards as a Jamaican Ambassador.

 

She was also nominated in categories for:

Best Breakthrough Female Minister

"Holy Spirit" Best Supplication Song.

 

Psalmist Chavanna Chamber's song "Amazing Grace" won 2021 Song of the Year in Texas Gospel Music Excellence Awards.

 

She operates a Podcast called "Moments With God" and has a listenership across 13 regions.

 

She is also a Bronze Medalist in the Virtual World Championships Of Performing Arts 2020, where she represented her country Jamaica. 

 

In the next 5 years, Psalmist Chavanna Chambers sees herself ministering across the world & winning many souls for Jesus Christ. She is dedicated to her philosophy, to live out her God- given purpose & win souls for God's Kingdom.

Chavanna is looking forward to WCOPA 2022, to continue ministering to the WORLD!

CAMEAL DAVIS
VOCALIST/ MODEL/ ACTOR

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Blessed with a beautiful voice and an enchantingly positive spirit, Cameal Davis is an entertainer who inspires people across generations. She is a multi-talented singer and actress who delivers a powerful performance in any genre or role given. With musical inspirations from legendary performers including Whitney Houston, Jennifer Hudson and Fantasia, she embodies the art of performance and possesses the ability to actively engage her audience. Despite her youth, Cameal exemplifies what can be achieved through hard work, discipline and determination.

 

Singing and acting was always an important part of Cameal’s life, and according to her “Serves as a way to balance and focus” the rest of her life. From a very young age it was evident that she was destined to be on stage. Cameal started honing her talent in High School, where she entered the JCDC School festivals year after year. Her talent and hard work paid off in the form of numerous awards, including silver and gold medals, as well as certificates.  In recognition of her superior stage presence, Cameal was affectionately dubbed “The Diva” by the judges. During this time, Cameal was also a member of Father Ho-Long and friends and was a part of the epic Musical “Moses”.

 

With her continued growth in talent and charisma, Cameal’s star continued to shine. The name Cameal Davis rapidly became a household name throughout Jamaica, during the 2008 season of Jamaica’s popular talent competition, Digicel Rising Stars. Each week, she delivered a powerful performance, with songs such as “Land of Love”, “Ironic”, “I Wanna Dance with Somebody” and “I Don’t Want to Know”, and the audience responded with their votes.  Her cover of Jennifer Hudson’s “Spotlight” claimed the most votes of the season.  On October 3, 2008, most of Jamaica eagerly watched and frantically voted to secure their favorite artist . Cameal Davis made history and became the first female to win the competition. 

 

Cameal followed up on her victory with live performances at some of Jamaica’s most prominent music events, including Reggae Sumfest and the Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival. Her video “Believe” has been widely recognized for the artistic representation, performance and positive message. Over the years, the video still receives a significant number of views and is also used in schools as a part of their motivational programs.

 

The success of Rising Star also led to notable collaborations with other artists, including “We Can”, with Assassin aka Agent Sasco, “Candle in the Wind”, with Tazz and “I’m Doing Good”, with Romaine Virgo.   Cameal carefully considered her projects following Rising Star and leveraged the opportunity to spread a positive message.

 

Her Rising Star success also led to the lead role of “Effie” in the 2009 musical theatre production of “Dreamgirls”  Cameal's unique ability to capture her audience was quite evident in her performance as she received standing ovations nightly and received the “Best New Cast Member”, “Best Female Lead Role” and “Cast member of the Year” awards.  This performance revealed her depth and ability as a well-rounded performer.

 

Although Cameal decided to pursue her education, her career as a performer continued to soar.  She became a member of the UWI Pop Society and Drama Club as this enabled her to balance her passion for the arts while continuing to focus on academics. This involvement afforded her the opportunity to be selected as a member of the UK Performing Arts Tour in 2012. She proudly received the honor to represent Jamaica as part of the Jamaica 50 celebration in the U.K. with the prestigious group of talented actors, singers and dancers from the University of the West Indies.

 

Cameal is committed to making a positive change in the world, her selfless contribution and involvement with the talented group, “Voices for Climate Change” has helped her to reach and educate thousands about the effects of climate change on our environments and by extension the world. Even off the stage, Cameal is a role model, who graduated with honors from University of the West Indies, with a Bachelor of Science in Tourism Management.

 

Growth is a never ending endeavor for Cameal and this became even more evident when she was selected to be a member of the Dynamic WCOPA Team Jamaica 2017 where received ten awards, five Golds and five Bronze medals including two divisional champion awards for her vocal performances in various genres as well as modeling.

 

2018 was also a wonderful year of experince when she began performing on the ship. She completed two contracts with the Norwegian Cruiseline where she used her talents to capture the hearts of many around the world while  traveling to many countries.

 

Locally she continues to capture the hotel circuit and various local stages with her dynamic performances. Most recently Cameal represented Jamaica once angin while competing in the virtual World Championships of the Performing Arts  WCOPA 2020 amidts the ongoing  pandemic. Cameal along with her six year old daughter who entered in the vocals and modeling categories and won five medals including two silvers and three bronzes. This has motivated her even more since that shared experience with Cadelia "Her daughter" hence she looks forward to competing in the 2022 WCOPA.

 

The future is bright for this talented entertainer as she expands her reach from Jamaica to the rest of the world.

 

CADELIA BELANFANTE
MODEL/ ACTOR

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Tahera Brown
VOCALIST, MODEL

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My passion for music and pageants can be traced back to my school days when I became a member of my school's music club and entered my first pageant to become the school's queen. I grew up in the community of Barking Lodge in St. Thomas but my family home is now in Stokes Hall, Golden Grove, St. Thomas. I am a past student of the St. Thomas Technical High School where I was an active member of the school's choir, dance club, red cross club, cadet among other clubs.

 

I am an adventurous individual who loves to travel and try new things. I have achieved a goal of becoming a Hotel Manager at age 25 and worked in the parish of Portland. I have always been outstanding in the areas of pageantry and entertainment, hence have made numerous audio, televised and print media appearances and entered a wide variety of competitions.

 

I always aim to motivate other plus size women to build self-confidence and show others that whatever the petite women can do... plus size women can do too and in some cases even better. This is my reason for auditioning as a plus size model for the first time in this competition. Despite discriminations faced due to the fact that i am plus sized, my determination, confidence and outstanding musical talent always keeps me among the top performers in every competition I have entered. I have been awarded with many achievements:

 

* 2020, Silver and Bronze Medals in WCOPA 2020 Virtual Competition.

 

* 2019, Top 5 Finalist Jamaica Cultural Development Commission's Big Stage Competition.

 

* 2015, 2nd Best Presenter Tourism Product

 Development Company Ltd training.

 

* 2015, Gold and Silver Medalist in Jamaica

 Cultural Development Commission National

 Music Festival.

 

* 2014 & 2015, Most Outstanding Female

 Vocalist in CASE Music Competition.

 

* 2014 - 2015, Miss Portland Festival Queen

 Jamaica.

 

* 2014, Miss Jamaica Festival Queen Finalist

 receiving Best Talent Performance National

 Award.

 

* 2014, Best Miss Jamaica Festival Queen

 Karaoke Queen Performer.

 

* 2013 - 2014, Miss St. Thomas Farm Queen

 receiving awards for Most Congenial, Best

Talent Performance, Best Technical Paper

Written and Best Jamaica 50th Performance.

 

* 2013, National Farm Queen finalist receiving

 Best Talent Performance National Award  

 Most Congenial National Award and 2nd

 Runner Up to the National Farm Queen.

 

*  2013, St. Thomas Music Award - Outstanding

  Female Vocalist.

 

* 2012, Governor General of Jamaica "I Believe

  Initiative" Participation Certificate.

 

* 2010, Top 5 Placement in Miss St. Thomas

  Festival Queen Competition, Jamaica.

 

* 2010, Silver Medalist in Jamaica Cultural

 Development Commission Music Competition.

 

* 2004, 1st Runner Up Miss St. Thomas

 Technical High School.

 

Pageants have afforded me some financial scholarship which enabled me to complete my studies in the field of Hospitality and Tourism Management at the multidisciplinary College of Agriculture Science and Education where I graduated with the President's Award for Most Outstanding Academic Achievements in 2015. I am:

 

* Former employee of the Ministry of Health in the capacity of Data Entry Clerk

 

* Former employee  as an Entertainer at Hah-R-Mony Entertainment Montego Bay

 

* Entrepreneur who owns Faith Pin To Anchor

 Variety Supplies business.

 

* President of Global Progressive Movements (Miss Teen St. Thomas Cultural Pageant).

 

* Vocalist with House of Prestige Funeral Home

 

* Former employee at Grace Kennedy Limited 

 

* Lead and Harmony Vocalist with Riddim 2000

  Band.

 

* National Pageant Coach.

 

I am guided by the philosophy "Never under-estimate the power and strength of a true black woman."

 

I enjoy singing, dancing, playing musical instruments, socializing, organizing events and excursions, baking, volunteering, engaging in pageant model activities and spending time with my one and only child, my daughter Faith Wright.

 

I look forward to representing Jamaica in an outstanding way at WCOPA 2022, taking home world titles and achieve my goals of motivating women, securing scholarships and or contracts and becoming a renowned world star.

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