On December 19th 2004, anyone who has ever been a fan of soca music, can remember where they were and what they were doing when you found out that soca star Onika Bostic passed away from injuries sustained in a car accident. Onika was like our Aaliyah! She was on the verge of becoming one of the greatest female singers of soca music, but God had other plans. Her single "All Is Yours" was becoming a major hit for Trinidad carnival 2005. She was the only female singer of the popular soca band, Burning Flames. She had hit songs such as; Mash It Up and Mud Dung. Her stage presence was unlike other female artist. While the other women wore outfits that blended with the crowd. Onika stood out with her 4 inch heels, low cut blouses, and hip hugging pants. Her signature multicolored dread locs made her even more memorable. I will never forget the year I brought out my own band for Miami Carnival. When we were crossing the stage, Onika graced us with her presence by singing "Mash It Up" for my masqueraders without even asking for a cent in return. She's forever in my heart, and her music and legacy will live on. We miss you Onika!