Barbadian vocal powerhouse, 12-year-old Trinity Clarke has created history. The Alexandra student was recognized for her musical talents on Sunday by the mayor of Plainfield, New Jersey Adrian Mapp who presented the singer/songwriter with the keys to the city and a proclamation to New Jersey because of her 2018 releases God is Good and Not Your Enemy.
The young prodigy’s live concert at the Unitarian Society of Plainfield during her American God Is Good tour was a sold out show.
“We love having Trinity and we look forward to seeing her again,” said the mayor in a video posted on Facebook.
Trinity’s mother, noted local gospel singer Kareen Clarke, took to Facebook to express her elation and surprise when her daughter was awarded the honour.
“I feel like crying… This is a fantastic honour,” Clarke said in a video posted on her page. “I want all young people to know that they can do all things through Christ. Nothing is impossible,” she added.
Trinity was also presented with a pin that only visiting dignitaries were permitted to wear, an achievement that Clarke said astounded her.
“We are still very much on a high from this serendipity! To be given keys to a city is the highest honour. It is a symbol that the city and its people are showing their love and respect for an individual by giving them the key to reflect the great work they have done and how they represent the great values of that city,” she posted on Facebook. (KK)