Last weekend in Barbados was a time of virtual celebration for the arts community.

Mahalia is the lead vocalist in Barbados’ favorite band, 2 Mile Hill. Her platform, Mahalia’s Corner, has ingrained itself into the local music scene, with amazing features from top entertainers in Barbados and an open mic segment which is now notorious for introducing new talent.

She is also an author and has recently released another contribution to the culture with “Bajanisms” a handbook for navigating the Bajan language. She was the only female artist to win across genres this year at The Gine On Awards.