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Friday, May 10, 2019
“Sometimes people are afraid and downplay their gifts for fear of being ridiculed. But if God has called you for a purpose, you need to follow that and trust that God will find a way to make it happen for you.” As an infant, Antonio survived surgery to treat a brain tumour he was born with. was my confirmation that a gospel career was the right path for me,” he explained. From that point on, his career became about using his music to the glory of God. And Antonio has steadily been making a name for himself within the local gospel music community. Popular gospel artist Landlord helped grow Antonio’s career and now he is getting traction around the world as well. His music has been played in Barbados by Cristo J Paul on Life 97.5 and on the “Stephen Smith Morning” show in Ohio. His music is also played on the Clareta Haddon-Jackson’s show. She is the sister of popular Los Angeles preacher and performer Deitrick Haddon. Her show is aired on more than 150 radio stations around the world. In the near future, he is looking to perform at gospel concerts in West Africa and he is preparing to take the Caribbean by storm with a tour of Trinidad, Guyana and Costa Rica. Antonio was excited to tell Tribune Weekend all about his latest venture. His newest project is the “Another Level” album for which he wrote all the songs. “My music is a combination of worship and praise, and of course
Antonio wrote all the songs for his new gospel album, “Another Level”.
The cover art for Antonio’s single “Lord I Thank You”.
dancehall and reggae. I wanted to provide a taste of everything because everyone has different taste in music. But all of the songs on the album are designed to be uplifting to God,” he said. The title track, “Another Level”, encourages people to be who God has called them to be. “It’s about looking in the mirror and saying to yourself it is time to walk in my destiny,” he said. His song “Lord I Thank You” is a dancehall inspired track that really reflects the journey that he has been on throughout his life. “I hope that everyone who listens to those will just be encouraged to live life to their fullest potential. Sometimes people are afraid and downplay their gifts for fear of being ridiculed. But if God has called you for a purpose, you need to follow that and trust that God will find a way to make it happen for you.” The “Another Level” album is available for download from iTunes, Napster and CD Baby. He said his next immediate project will be to film a music video for the record’s title track. “I think the song would have an even bigger impact if there is a visual to go along with the words,” he said.