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CeCe Winans for Gosplash in August

Published:Saturday | May 26, 2018 | 12:00 AM
Markland 'Action' Edwards

CeCe Winans is the headliner for this year's staging of Gosplash. The event, which is being promoted by Action Entertainment, will take place on Emancipation Day, August 1, at the Liguanea Golf Academy in New Kingston.

"CeCe Winans cuts across generations of music lovers, from gospel to secular. She has been a staple in the music industry, and she is still relevant to today's crop of gospel music lovers," promoter Markland Edwards said.

Recording and performing as both a solo artist and as a duo with her brother, BeBe, CeCe has influenced a generation of gospel and secular vocalists. She has won a staggering 12 Grammy awards, 22 Dove awards, and 7 Stellar awards.

Addititionally, CeCe Winans has sold over 12 million records worldwide. She has topped the gospel charts repeatedly while crossing over with smashes like Count On Me, a duet with Whitney Houston from the multi-platinum Waiting To Exhale soundtrack.

Meanwhile, Edwards has sought to explain the move of the show from Sugarman's Beach in Portmore to the Liguanea Golf Academy.

"Our patrons have been asking for it to be held in Kingston, hence the reason why we decided to move this year to Liguanea Club," Edwards said.

Held annually since 2013, Gosplash has featured top local and international gospel acts, including Papa San, DJ Nicholas, Prodigal Son, Tye Tribbett and Deitrick Haddon.