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SINGAPORE - Some 30 years have passed, but music industry veteran Nelson Kwei still remembers a standout member of the Victoria Junior College Choir, which he founded in 1985 and still conducts today.

Hailing from the school's class of 1990, this teenager was a fast learner who overcame a lack of prior experience to attain a polished vocal range in no time at all.

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