Soca artistes Machel Montano and Bunji Garlin are advising young people to never be afraid to step out and live their dreams in the entertainment industry.
And if there were any questions about whether or not the unity the two artistes displayed during Trinidad and Tobago's 2017 Carnival, they continue to show their comradery as they prepare to perform together in The Bahamas on the weekend.
Machel and Bunji are listed to perform at the Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival fete on Friday night, which is a precursor to the street parade.
Speaking at a news conference in The Bahamas today, Machel advised young artists not just to work hard but also to work smart.
He advised them to "go into it, dive in deep" and never be afraid to present their work to more experienced artistes with pride.\
"You will only grow as much as you share. We want to include not exclude," he said.
Bunji's advice at the news conference to young artistes, was to "never be afraid to walk into the room", saying the "room" is representation of any new environment,
"That is your moment to shine. Everyone in the room is looking to shine too. So you're not trying to outshine everybody but just trying to show you can shine too," he said.
Bunji and Machel collaborated on the song "Buss Head" which was an instant hit during this year's Carnival.
Photo 1 (Faces showing): Instagram|Machel Montano
Photo 2 (Faces not showing): Instagram|Bunji Garlin