Justin Wellington keen to share talent with young Samoans
Papua New Guinea reggae artist, Justin Wellington, has arrived in Samoa and is ready to impress his audience.
With few hours to rest and prepare ahead of his first performance at Te Namo Club, the star singer took time to talk to the media.
“I have come to Samoa before but I did not perform," he said. "But I'm excited to perform for the first time."
Music and reggae are his passion. He said he finds his inspiration from different sources.
“With producing my own songs, I have a different way of producing it. The first thing I do is to find the melody and the tune first, before the lyrics,” he added.
When he starts to write a song, he uses a recorder to record his tune and melody.
“For me getting the melody down is the important thing before I get to write the lyrics,” he said.
Being a professional musician is hard work, he added.
“I was lucky to do it professionally for 20 years and I was able to make it my career. Now I earn a living from it and I have bought a home.
Wellington used both digital instruments and traditional instruments.
Taituuga Aulafo Tevamo, Tanoa Tusitala Marketing Manager, said they are delighted to host Wellington's visit.
Henry Vaiotu, Manager of Power FM 106.7 said Wellington is here not only to perform, but also to share his talents with the young people of Samoa who enjoy reggae.
As for the artist, he said he is looking forward to a great time in Samoa.
“I thank Tanoa Tusitala for hosting me here in Samoa and having me," he said. "I also thank Te Namo bar for this opportunity for me to perform. I want to thank the Power FM 106.7 who have been supporting me with my music and giving me this opportunity."