Trinidad – Onika Bostic, a rising Soca star, died December 19, from massive
injuries sustained in a car crash just east of the capital, Port of Spain, on
December 10. She was heading to a gig.
Born December 23, Bostic first sang back-up for Machel Montano, then recorded
the single, “Facinated”, with another up and coming artist, Gailann.
At 19, she
moved to Antigua as female lead vocalist for star ‘jam band’, the Burning
Flames, but issued tracks under her own name for Trinidad carnival: “Mash It Up”(2002), “Get
On Bad”(w/ Bunji Garlin) in 2004, and “All Is Yours,” for 2005.