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Mr Blood takes calypso crown

04 August 2018

Courtesy Mount Gay Pic-O-De-Crop monarch. That is the title Mr Blood is now holding. He placed first minutes ago in the premier competition finals, beating tentmate and defending monarch iWeb who didn’t even place in the top five. Read More


Third People’s Monarch win for Mikey

03 August 2018

One. Twice. Three times. Mikey has done it again, winning the People’s Monarch three times. The 2018 Party Monarch king can now add that title to his 2018 haul. Read More


Two make song changes for finals

03 August 2018

Adrian AC Clarke and Colin Spencer have changed two of their songs in the Courtesy Mount Gay Pic-O-De-Crop Finals slated for later tonight at Kensington Oval. AC who performs first will sing Post Mortem in the first half and his Sweet Soca entry Soca You in the second... Read More


Machel still doing it like a boss

01 August 2018

Machel Montano showed why he is The Boss. When he stepped on stage at 1:55 a.m. and left at 3:25 a.m., no one could say it wasn’t money well spent. From the local acts of Lil Rick, Mikey, Hypasounds, Marzville, Nikita and others, the energy didn’t diminish. Read More


Mikey in People’s Monarch finals

31 July 2018

Mikey is into another finals. His Feting Family was just a little Too Sweet for Holla Bak. The newly crowned Party Monarch defeated his opponent 55 per cent to 45 per cent after the first semi-final voting closed last night in the Starcom Networks Flow People’s Monarch... Read More


Smokey Burke hospitalised

31 July 2018

Reports are that veteran calypsonian Smokey Burke has been hospitalised. NATIONNEWS understands that Burke, who is a finalist in this year’s Pic-O-De-Crop competition, fell ill on Sunday and had to be transported to the hospital. Read More


Lots of vibes at UV

30 July 2018

It was a whole year overdue. Ask Trinidadian soca artiste Erphaan Alves who graced the UV Vibe stage to perform his 2017 hit Overdue. Not even the early morning showers could cool down the crowd at the ninth staging of UV Vibe held in the early hours of Sunday morning... Read More


Big names for Mahalia’s Corner

30 July 2018

Each year, Mahalia’s Corner grows from strength to strength. However with each step of progress its organisers strive to ensure it stays true to its roots. The live platform was born out of a discussion between Two Mile lead singer Mahalia and band mate Andre... Read More


Battle on for People's Monarch

30 July 2018

The People have voted and it is now down to four. With all four quarter-finals decided last week in the Starcom Networks Flow People’s Monarch, the two semi-finals are Mikey vs Holla Bak and Lil Rick vs Mole and Bruce Almightee. Read More


No posing at Xhosa

30 July 2018

It is always good when you can go to a cooler fete and get live performances. Last week Wednesday night at the picturesque and lush lawns of Sugarland Gardens, St Peter, Edwin Yearwood, Peter Ram, veterans Biggie Irie and RPB, upcoming artiste Jus D, Faith Callender,... Read More


Lil Rick is new Sweet Soca monarch

30 July 2018

At 12: 40 a.m. MC Jamarr De Star announced Lil Rick to take his first Sweet Soca title. And it was a hard fought battle for the new Sweet Soca monarch who scored full points of 100. He placed third in the Party Monarch, losing his spot to new monarch Mikey. Read More


Mikey takes Party Monarch crown

30 July 2018

Mikey’s wait is over. After seven long years, he is once again Party Monarch, driving away from the MQI/98.1 The One Soca Royale at Bushy Park early this morning with a Mazda 3 valued at $79 900. In the end, the lack of a real response from the crowd was irrelevant... Read More


Tough choice in Sweet Soca

29 July 2018

The judges of the Sweet Soca competition will have a hard time deciding a winner. That’s because each of the nine contestants in the recently ended-show put on fantastic performances at Bushy Park, St Philip. Though some people have left, others are braving the... Read More


Lil Rick, Mikey ahead of competition

29 July 2018

Defending champion Lil Rick and former king Mikey have the edge in the Party Monarch competition part of the MQI/98.1 The One Soca Royale. It took some time to build here at Bushy Park, and Lil Rick finally got the crowd involved with his working of Mudda Sally.... Read More


Party Monarch kicks off

29 July 2018

Bashment Soca finalist Rhea warmed the mike for the nine competitors in the Party Monarch segment of the MQI/98.1 The One Soca Royale at Bushy Park tonight. Rhea did not perform her popular song Jiggle It, opting to go for the slower All We Need. Read More


Pre-show gets things going

29 July 2018

If the pre-show is anything to go by, this year’s MQI/98.1 The One Soca Royale was going to be something special. Some of the sweetest tunes of the Crop Over season set the stage for what is expected to be tight Sweet Soca and Party Monarch competitions later today... Read More


Thousands gather for Soca Royale

29 July 2018

Thousands have gathered at Bushy Park St Philip in anticipation of the biggest night in entertainment − the 98.1 The One/MQI Soca Royale. The preshow is currently underway and some the performers include King Bubba, Marzville, and Joaquin. Read More


Another big win for Small

28 July 2018

Kevin Small and his band Fifth Element Mas has done it again! Following today’s Junior Kadooment in association with Consolidated Finance, Fifth Element Mas under the theme Virtual Reality, was announced as Best Junior band for 2018 in a release from the National... Read More


New monarch at Barbados Port

28 July 2018

Over the next year, Jacque Jackson Unplugged Collis will reign supreme as the 2018 Barbados Port Inc.’s calypso monarch. Delivering a solid and convincing performance of her social commentary Dey Had To Go to a large audience, she gained 98 points to cement her victory... Read More


Lots of support for Marzville at show

28 July 2018

Some of the biggest names in entertainment rallied around entertainer Omar McQuilkin for his inaugural Welcome to Marzville. The event was held at Daiquiri Beach and slated to begin at 9 p.m. However, the show truly began around 2:30 a.m. when the Give it To Ya singer... Read More


Kiddies Kadooment kicks off

28 July 2018

Kiddies Kadooment 2018 is underway at Kensington Oval. The Junior Kadooment and Fair in association with Consolidated Finance was scheduled to begin at 9:30 this morning, and has finally started. A moderate crowd has gathered at the new location at the cricket... Read More


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