Alpha Beautillion Profile: Sediq Simons

May 31, 2019

Sediq Simons Bermuda May 2019In the fifth, and final, in a series of profiles of the young men competing in this year’s Alpha Beautillion, we spotlight Sediq Simons from the Bermuda Institute.

Sediq Simons is a student at Bermuda Institute in the graduating class of 2019. He is the son of Shawn and Selena Simons.

Sediq is extremely fond of music. Sediq was first introduced to music at the age of four when he began playing the piano. Later on, he began to play drums, saxophone, bass and the organ. When he was 3 his favorite song was “The Presence of the Lord is Here” by Byron Cage, and this was the start of his love for Gospel Music.

Sediq started taking formal piano lessons under the instruction of late Mrs. Hilary Lightbourne who taught him classical music. Sediq completed up to grade three theory and practical in the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music exams under Ms Lightbourne’s instruction. After her passing, Sediq continued lessons with Ms. Tiffany Fox, completing his grade four theory and practical exams. Although Sediq was practicing classical music, his heart was still with Gospel music.

With his heart set on Gospel, Sediq transferred to the Bermuda Institute, where he was in his glory. After hearing Mr. Owen Simons, and Aaron Ratteray play the organ and piano, his motivation to play gospel music became much stronger.

Sediq was determined to learn how to play the organ, and eventually began to play in churches such as Southampton Seventh-day Adventist Church, Allen Temple AME, and Vernon Temple AME.

Not only does Sediq love to play in church, but thanks to Bermuda Institute, he has built a strong relationship with God, which comes with many challenges like 2 Timothy 3:12 says, “Yes, and everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution.” But he tries his best to keep a smile on his face because James 1:2-4 says, “Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles of any kind come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing.”

After Sediq graduates from Bermuda Institute, he wishes to go to Oakwood University, to pursue a degree in either Music Education or Music Performance.


The Alpha Beautillion show is the culmination of a 6 month program. The end of this program consists of a ceremony where top high school male students demonstrate their oratorical ability, talent and community service activities as they compete for scholarships. A bursary prize of $5,000 is awarded to the top male while smaller monetary awards are given to all other participants.

The 18th annual Alpha Beautillion will be held on Sunday June 2nd at the Ruth Seaton James Auditorium, with regular tickets costing $25, patron tickets costing $50, and VIP costing $75 [includes canapes and refreshments].

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