Former Music Connection Top NMC of the year Alfa has won the Grand Prize in the 2020 John Lennon Songwriting Contest with her song, "Alindahaw."
"This is taking a little while to sink in for me," Alfa said in a statement released by the competition. "When I was a teenager, I remember logging onto the JLSC website hoping one day I could win, and feeling bummed when I didn't get it year after year. I have been writing songs long enough to know that contests are not the be-all-end-all, but I have to admit - the validation is sweet. Maybe even more notable is that I was able to win this with a song written in my native language and dedicated to my grandparents. It feels extra personal. This one is for my roots and for my family."