Lindiwe Suttle has just won the best R&B category at this year’s John Lennon International Songwriting Competition for her song “Twilight”. Lindiwe, who is currently preparing for the release of her debut album Kamikaze Art,described her win as an “honour”, and that she’s “beyond belief excited”.
About the contest:
The John Lennon Songwriting Contest is an international songwriting contest that began in 1997. The Contest is open to amateur and professional songwriters who submit entries in any one of 12 categories. The JLSC is open year-round and features two Sessions — with 72 Finalists, 24 Grand Prize Winners, 12 Lennon Award Winners and 1 “Song of the Year.”
You can read more about the competition here. Lindiwe also stands to win multiple prizes, including a cash prize of $20000, if her song is chosen as song of the year.
Session two of the competition starts later in the year, which winner will compete with Lindiwe as the winner in of the category in an online voting battle next year.
Well done Lindiwe, fly the SA flag high. We are anticipating your album.