Sunday 9 December 2018

CDYS put their Faith in talented Mallow singer

Mallow singer/songwriter tipped for competition

Bill Browne

A talented young singer from Mallow will represent the town at the final of a prestigious national talent competition aimed at unearthing the next generation of Irish musical talent.

Faith Omoro, a fifth-year student at Davis College, has been tipped as 'one to watch' at the 2018 Irish Music Youth Awards (IYMA'S) the final of which will take place at Dublin's Croke park on Saturday, April 21. 

The final will be held under the auspices of the annual IYMA National Day Ireland's only all-island youth music festival, which will feature a large educational hub with music industry workshops, master-classes with industry insiders and two stages featuring up and coming acts from across  he country. 

It offers aspiring young artists a market place through which they can learn more and about the creative and music industries. 

One of the highlights of the day will be the song contest, that will see musicians and singers going head-to-head for the national title.

The winner will scoop a prize chest including recording time at a professional studio, a recording session in RTÉ and a full backline provided by Music Maker Dublin. They will also release an album of their original music. 

Faith, who will be representing the Cloyne Diocesan Youth Service (CDYS) YouthWork Ireland initiative, is the eldest child and only daughter of her Namibian mother Evelin and Nigerian father Felix.  

CDS project leader Miriam Nyhan said Faith has been interested in music and singing since she could talk and was "always doing one of the two." 

"Faith has been heavily involved in a number of in-school and extra-curricular music projects including pantomimes, musical theatre and the Davis College production of 'Grease'," said Miriam.

"Her passion for all things music has also influenced her desired career path. Faith has shown great interest in becoming a music therapist or music teacher, fields in which she would no doubt excel. Her family are rightfully very proud of all her musical accomplishments," she added. 

At the IYMA's Faith will perform an original composition 'Friends', as well as 'Second Chances', a song written by fellow CDYS Music Group member, Natasha Cambridge a student at St. Mary's Secondary School in Mallow.

"Everyone involved in the CDYS music project at the Mallow Youth Centre are incredibly proud of what Faith has done to date and we are more than excited to see where her talents bring her next," said Miriam. "CDYS would like to wish Faith and her support team the best of luck."

To check out Faith's song and video visit the CDYS Cork IYMA's 2018 Facebook page.