Nominated for: Niu FM Best International Pacific Artist
Jaro Local, a rising star from the Solomon Islands, has gained international recognition for his modern island music. He grew up learning from his father, Solomon Islands music legend Sharzy. Jaro began his musical career as part of the island urban boy band Dezine, which produced hits like 'Gyal', 'Must Be Love' and 'Lady Jazz'. He went solo in 2016 and has since won multiple awards, performed on sold-out tours and achieved over 16M+ streams across digital platforms. In 2019, he won the 'Best International Pacific Artist' award at the Vodafone Pacific Music Awards. Jaro Local's future looks bright with new projects in the pipeline.