A 15 year old from Paul VI College will soon debut her music video with the support of Vodafone Samoa.
At the beginning of February, Vaesala Talavave’s video surfaced on Facebook and went viral in Samoa and across the diaspora across the globe.
Vaesala is from the village of Fasitoo-uta. Her video covering Bruno Mar’s Hit Song “When I was Your Man” was posted on her music teacher’s page, Baba Yaga Don.
According to a press statement from Vodafone, “Vaesala Talavave was called in to Vodafone HQ office on Wednesday morning, 15th February to meet the team and to discuss plans to eventually score a music video with Vodafone”.
The music video will feature Vaesala with one of Samoa’s renowned Bands, Pacific Love Band from the Big Island of Savaii.
“I was pleased to see the video that I uploaded go viral on social media,” said the youngster’s Music Teacher, Vilo Fonomaaitu Sulufai. “There is so much that is going on in the world today especially in the lives of the young people, but I am glad that Vaesala can use this opportunity to make a difference in her life,” he added.
“Vodafone has always encouraged young talents in Samoa to build their careers. Our long association with Manu Samoa 7s to identify young rugby players from the grassroot level, has resulted in many representing Samoa on the world stage.” said Rana Bose, Acting Chief Executive Officer of Vodafone Samoa.
“We have been sponsoring Miss Samoa pageants over many years to empower young women,” added Bose.
“With Ms. Vaesala, she has the potential to represent Samoa at the international stage. We were already looking for a singer for our upcoming music video, and when her viral video was shared to us by few employees, we immediately decided to give her a platform. She will join Pacific Love in our upcoming music video”. concludes Rana Bose.
“Words cannot express how proud I am of my daughter,” said Talavave Fa’ai’ugame Pulou, Father of Vaesala.
“I thank Vodafone Samoa for recognizing Vaesala’s talent and immediately giving her a platform to expand her talent. Vaesala loved singing from a very young age, and we are privileged that this opportunity given by Vodafone will help her chase her dream”.
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