‘Cissy’ in for Music Awards
Emily “Cissy” Houston is in Barbados.
The American soul and gospel singer is here for the eighth annual Barbados Music Awards, which will be staged at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, Two Mile Hill, St Michael, on Sunday at 8 p.m.
The 79-year-old Grammy-winning recording star, who is the mother of late singer and actress Whitney Houston, arrived at the Grantley Adams international Airport yesterday afternoon from New York.
A member of her entourage said it was a long flight and Houston was tired, so she could not speak to the Press at that time.
Houston will be receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award and will be presenting local gospel singer Sister Marshall with the Living Legend Award.
Niki Nicole, Rhesa Garnes, Ruth Collymore and Toni Norville will present a tribute to the late Whitney, which will end with a performance by the legend herself.
She will also be participating in the Whitney Houston tribute and will be speaking at the Turning Music Into Gold workshop at the Savannah Hotel tomorrow. (CA/NS)