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Best hip hop award winner

Atasa Moceituba
Saturday, May 20, 2017

Nothing great comes from a comfort zone, get out there and get it".

These were words of Team Stay Focussed group member Isikeli Ligamamada Pareti Savu who goes by the stage name One Falla during an interview with a team from this newspaper.

Originally from Daliconi, Vanua Balavu in Lau with maternal links to Drekeniwai, Navatu in Cakaudrove Savu said the group was formed by three young men all with the aim to change the way people think about hip hop.

He said the group did not really expect to win the "Best Hip Hop" award and were grateful for the opportunity.

"As first-timers, being nominated was a huge achievement itself that showed that FPRA deemed our work worthy enough to be nominated alongside the likes of well established artistes like Nem and Talei, Nasio Domoni and many more," Savu said.

He said words could not express how emotional they were after they were named the 2017 Best Hip Hop Song: with their album titled I'm from the West Coast.

"I wouldn't say we were expecting to win, we were just going in to the awards with high spirits and positivity.

Savu said the support they received from their families were incredible which played an immense role in giving them the drive that they needed.

He admitted that composing the song was not an issue however he said they had difficulty in shooting and editing of the music video.

Savu named his mother Temalesi Savu to be the reason where they were today.

"She is the inspiration; she is the reason why failure is not an option.

"My message is if you have a dream wake up and make it a reality. For too long we've had dreams but only left it as that, dreams!

"Everyone has a passion. Turn that passion into profit and stay focused."

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