V5 wins Westpac Peoples Choice Award and shares $5000 prize money

V5 wins Westpac Peoples Choice Award and shares $5000 prize money

By Navitalai Naivalurua
Saturday 09/07/2022
Domo Vou Talei competition winners, V5

The teenage group known as V5 has won the $3,000 prize money for the Westpac Peoples Choice Award and they also share in the Fiji Times Grand Prize of $5000 with 24-year-old Ju Ben.

The group, V5 which consist of five teenagers; Jasmine Daunakamakama, Lia Daunakamakama, William Sanday, Sevu Tuisawau and Vika Tuisawau, sang their original song called Mango Tree at the Woodstock Uprising Music Festival 2022 at the Uprising Beach Resort.

Ju Ben is a lab assistant at the Fiji Sugar Corporation and a local rapper from Lautoka.

All the 10 finalist of the Domo Vou Talei competition will also have their original piece feature on ABC’s Pacific Beat Island music.

Meanwhile, people have turned up in numbers at the Uprising Music Festival to grove to local music and also get a taste of what the upcoming artists have to offer.

Some artists that will provide entertainment includes Ratu, Billy T and the Gang, Sam Stephens, Natalie Raikadroka, OUVACAST, Mike Reymond and Blue Vein, Alby Eastgate and Neko Blue, the Gang, the RelatiV and DJ Christonite.

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The Uprising Music Festival has started and will end at 1am tomorrow.

Tickets have been sold out and the gates for children will close at 6pm.

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