By Jáedee S.K. Caines
THG Network (July 28, 2017) — Four points separated Terron “Invincible” Webb from his closest competitor, Shomari “Mighty Sookie” Mitchell, at Thursday night’s Peachicks Junior Kaiso Contest, staged as part of Culturama 43.
Held at the recently opened Cultural Village in Stoney Grove, Nevis, the contest featured 10 calypsonians, and saw a new king being crowned, putting an end to Mighty Sookie’s four-year reign.
Mighty Sookie’s “One People” was just no match for Invincible’s “Social Media Addiction”.
Newcomer Zyon “LegaZ” Harding placed second runner-up and amassed 239 points with “Write Me A Song”.
While the new king, Invincible, was clearly the crowd’s favourite, with his Meeko-like dance moves and expressions, audience members could be seen tapping their feet during Jahmarley “De Reporter” Lawrence’s rendition of “Youth News” and the soca-type performance of Marques “Mighty J” Washington, who sang “Culturama 43.”
Other participants were Lyne “Little Lyne” Smithen with Agent Fix It, Devonique “Singing Divi” Liburd with Tribute to Culturama, Mic’Que “Young Legend” Washington with I Will Be, Akedo “Prince Akedo” Nisbett with “Well Deserve”, and Aniela “Princess Kayla” Fyfield with Let’s Help de Police.
The competition was held immediately after the official opening of Nevis’ 43rd Culturama Festival.
Photo Caption: (photo courtesy Nevis Culturama Festival) 2017 Junior Calypsonians with Chairperson of the Junior Kaiso Sub-committee Warren Moving
Photo Caption: (photo courtesy Nevis Culturama Festival) 2016 Junior Kaiso Monarch Shomari “Mighty Sookie” Mitchell
Photo Caption: (photo courtesy Nevis Culturama Festival) 2017 Junior Kaiso Monarch Terron “Invincible” Webb