Machel Does It Like Ah Boss!

The Star (St. Lucia) - - ENTERTAINMENT -

Trinida­dian Soca star, Machel Mon­tano, re­tained the Power Soca Monarch ti­tle when the re­sults were an­nounced in Trinidad dur­ing the early hours last Satur­day, as Car­ni­val ac­tiv­i­ties moved into the fi­nal week­end ahead of the tra­di­tional street jump up on Mon­day and Tues­day.

Mon­tano, dressed in a gold suit with red trim­mings, sang the popular 2015 Soca hit, “Like Ah Boss.” Iwer Ge­orge, who now uses the stage name “The Boss” came sec­ond with his tune “Play D Mas” while co­me­dian Niki Crosby, as “Granny” placed third with her tune of the same ti­tle.

In the Groovy Soca Monarch cat­e­gory, Olatunji Year­wood won with his popular 2015 hit “Ola,” while Dar­ryl “Farmer Nappy” Henry placed sec­ond with his tune “My House”. An­tiguan Ri­cardo Drue placed third with his tune “Vagabond”.

Machel won the Soca monarch com­pe­ti­tion in 2011 with “Ad­van­tage”. In 2012 and 2013 he won both the Power Soca Monarch and Groovy Soca Monarch ti­tles with “Pump Yuh Flag” and “Mr. Fete” in 2012 and with “Float” and “The Fog” in 2013. Machel also won the Power Soca Monarch ti­tle in 2014 for his song “Min­istry of Road”.

Chucky, one of the com­peti­tors in the Groovy Soca Monarch com­pe­ti­tion, re­tained his ti­tle as Ca­lypso Monarch last Sun­day.

Thou­sands of rev­el­ers took to the streets of Port of Spain Car­ni­val Mon­day and Tues­day. When it was all over the “tune” dom­i­nat­ing the mass was Machel's “Like Ah Boss” which won the Road March ti­tle. Machel also came in sec­ond with “Erupt,” while Olatunji placed third.

Machel won his first Road March ti­tle back in 1997 with his band Xtatik and the song “Big Truck.” The fol­low­ing year his band­mate Wayne Ro­driguez did the trick with “Foot­steps.” In 2006 Machel and Pa­trice did “Band Of The Year” to take home the Road March ti­tle with Machel cop­ping the ti­tle once again in 2007 with “Jumbie,” in 2011 with 'Ad­van­tage,' in 2012 with “Pump Yuh Flag,” in 2014 with “Min­istry of Road” and now again in 2015. Only Kitch­ener (with 12) and Su­perblue (nine) have more Road March ti­tles. The Mighty Spar­row also has eight.

Machel Mon­tano once again took Trinidad’s car­ni­val,

which ended on Tues­day, by storm.

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