THE EDITOR: Despite his many critics, Machel Montano is still, in my opinion, an example for the youth of TT to follow because of his desire for success and drive to win. He is by no means a perfect individual, but I believe the positives in his life far outweigh the negatives. He is unfairly criticised at times, but he wisely uses this as fuel to drive him to more success.
Montano dared to dream at a very young age that he could become the king of soca and leave a lasting legacy. We need more young and positive dreamers like Machel and less murderers and gangsters.
At the age of nine years old, he performed his first soca song, Too Young To Soca. He has worked with international artistes such as Pitbull, after having gone on tour with him for five weeks in 2010. Machel is the leading soca artiste and has won the most awards so far. He has contributed greatly to the music industry of TT and his success continues.
He has already stamped his authority on the Carnival 2018 season with hits such as Showtime and his road march contender Soca Kingdom. In this crime-infested nation we need more youth to soar like Machel and have a positive impact on this nation.
SIMON WRIGHT, Chaguanas