Former Alexandra and The Lodge School Student Akeel Lynchy Lynch is a first-time soca artiste with his self-penned song Medicine. He spoke to Bajan Vibes’ LaShawna Griffith about his decision to enter the Soca arena this year.
Q: Who is Lynchy?
A: A fun, optimistic individual in the pursuit of true happiness.
Q: If you had to describe yourself in three words what would they be?
A: Determined, Creative, Optimistic.
Q: What is one thing that the public would not know about Lynchy?
A: I love Vybz Kartel’s music. He’s a musical genius. I know all of his songs.
Q: How did you become involved in music?
A: My love for music began at a very young age but one of my most memorable moments pertaining to my involvement in music was in secondary school when my schoolmates and I wrote fun jiggles.
Q: This is your first year being involved in Crop Over as a Soca Artiste. Why did you decide this was the year to enter the soca competition?
A: After having a love for soca and writing several songs and jingles over the years, some of my family members encouraged me to take a more serious approach to my music.
Q: As the climax of Crop Over 2018 draws near, how was the entire experience for you as a first-time soca artiste?
A: The experience has been surreal. I met so many talented people on this journey who gave me feedback to help me grow, which I would definitely be using in the future.
Q: Tell Bajan Vibes about your song for 2018 Medicine?
A: My song Medicine is about the good mood Soca can put you in no matter the situation. Soca is like a drug!
Q: How has the response been thus far to your song Medicine?
A: The response so far has been amazing. It is an incredible feeling to see people enjoy your work.
Q: As a new artiste, are there any challenges that you would have faced?
A: It is always hard for a new artist entering the market. In the beginning, I definitely faced many challenges with getting my song out there but once people heard it and what I had to offer, it became a little easier.
Q: What is next for Lynchy?
A: I want to continue to work and develop as an artiste, maybe write music for some artistes and also try my hand in Power Soca and Bashment Soca in the near future.
Q: Outside of being a performer who is Lynchy?
A: Outside of being a soca pharmacist, lol, I am actually a Thai/Japanese food chef and I also do event organizing.
Q: In the future would you be looking to enter the Pic-O-De-Crop competition?
A: [It’s] definitely something I can see myself doing in the future.
Q: Where can persons follow you on social media?
A: On Instagram, you can follow me @lynchy246 and on Facebook Akeel Lynch.
Q: Anything else you would like to tell Bajan Vibes?
A: Look out for me on the soca scene in the upcoming years! (LG)