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Saturday, 8 May 2010

Princess Adanna riding wave of talent

Being the opening act for international superstars like Whitney Houston and Rod Stewart can be considered an accomplishment on its own for most people. But this is not the case of multi-talented, Tobago-born Adanna Roberts, aka Princess Adanna. There is more to her than just performing on the same stage with icons; the 22-year-old says her greatest joy is getting up in front of her own people in Tobago. While on stage, she is like wild fire, fierce and raging with energy, but she has the ability to sing almost any type of track.
Adanna Roberts, aka Princess Adanna.
Princess Adanna is a household name in Tobago and she is quickly growing in popularity internationally. Already, she has three video projects on Synergy TV, Tempo and RE-TV. She is also currently working on three albums that are expected to be out in stores soon. Princess Adanna said, “Performing in Tobago Jazz Festival with Whitney Houston was a big accomplishment for Tobago and Trinidad by extension. “But, there are other elements which make up Princess Adanna. “I won the gold medal in the world championship of performing arts in Los Angeles,” Princess Adanna said. Not only is she known for her polished notes and vocal ability, she is also a professional ballet, modern and folk dancer.
She started singing professionally at age 15, when she performed her first calypso, Too Many Crimes in This Country. When she turned 16, Princess Adanna further gained popularity with the songs Low Wine and Flammable Waste Line, becoming the youngest person to win TUCO Soca Monarch in Tobago. She was born part of a twin, but lost her sister in a vehicular accident at a very young age. Princess Adanna, who is a resident of Bon Accord, Crown Point, is managed by Andre Thorne of Baby Thorne Productions. Having attended the Mason Hall Secondary School, she went on to pursue studies in Theatre Arts. She also works at 91.9FM, Iwer George’s station, Tobago Bashment. Princess Adanna’s advice to young people wishing to pursue singing as a career is not to limit themselves. “Don’t limit your voice and ability to one type or genre of music. Go and get the full pie.”


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