In­ter-Com­mer­cial House Com­pe­ti­tion Raises the Roof!

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TFaye-Chantelle Mon­de­sir he Na­tional Cul­tural Cen­tre was on Tues­day en­er­gized by the hun­dreds of en­thu­si­as­tic sup­port­ers who showed up to cheer on their or­gan­i­sa­tion’s rep­re­sen­ta­tive. This year’s In­ter-Com­mer­cial House Ca­lypso Com­pe­ti­tion was well-at­tended and sup­ported by both mu­sic and en­ter­tain­ment lovers in gen­eral, and staff of the com­pet­ing or­gan­i­sa­tions, com­pa­nies and groups.

The line-up was en­gag­ing and cap­ti­vated the at­ten­tion of the au­di­ence from start to fin­ish, with an as­sort­ment of acts high­light­ing and ad­dress­ing per­ti­nent so­cial is­sues. The songs were thought-pro­vok­ing and clev­erly crafted to hu­mour even the more se­ri­ous among the au­di­ence.

Rep­re­sented on the night were: RSLPF, NIC, Duty Free Caribbean, FLOW, San­dals, MBC/ Real FM, CSA, Su­per J, RCI and 1st Na­tional Bank. Guest artistes were in at­ten­dance and had the greater part of the crowd on their feet, danc­ing to the soca mu­sic they de­liv­ered. Grac­ing the stage were the likes of Ricky T and Ezra D’Fun Ma­chine; Q-pid and Ambi who per­formed their fa­mous ‘Elec­tions’ piece, and Jay & Bronx who added great en­ergy to the show.

After hours of ex­cite­ment build­ing up to the mo­ment of an­tic­i­pa­tion, the re­sults were an­nounced, much to the favour of the ma­jor­ity of the crowd.

Mave Alexan­der ‘The Mav­er­ick’ rep­re­sent­ing CSA placed fourth with her song ‘Poor Man Blues’ gain­ing a to­tal of 335 points, while Na­dia Au­guste ‘Nads’ of Su­per J was third with ‘Think Again’ amass­ing 336 points. Emerg­ing as sec­ond place win­ner was Erny Johny ‘Erny J’ of Duty Free Caribbean singing ‘The Truth’ which earned him 338 points. Tak­ing home the crown a sec­ond time fol­low­ing last Satur­day’s Kaiso Head­quar­ters XI show was PC Alden ‘Spoiler’ Raphael of the RSLPF with his crowd favourite ‘Or­gan Donor’ which gained him an amaz­ing 363 points.

With his track, ‘Spoiler” sought to of­fer his body parts to var­i­ous mem­bers of gov­ern­ment for spe­cific rea­sons re­lat­ing to those in­di­vid­u­als. The crowd was in up­roar when he prof­fered his male mem­bers to two fe­male me­dia and pub­lic fig­ures, namely Ja­dia Jn Pierre and Jade Brown, and his fin­ger to an undis­closed fe­male min­is­ter of gov­ern­ment.

An­other high­light of the night was 1st Na­tional Bank rep­re­sen­ta­tive Owen ‘Gyal Dem’ El­win who had ev­ery­one danc­ing in uni­son to his up­beat song ‘Your Own Party’, a soca se­lec­tion. Ash­lei Al­cide ‘Ashes’ of NIC proved to be an­other crowd favourite with ‘Bachan­nal Zone’ when she un­ex­pect­edly trans­formed from a pro­fes­sion­ally at­tired busi­nessper­son into a car­ni­val rev­eller be­fore the eyes of all in at­ten­dance. The Master of Cer­e­mony for the night was en­ter­tainer, ra­dio per­son­al­ity, artiste and MC Pringles, also known as Su­per­man HD.

Po­lice sup­port­ers turn out in large num­bers.

1st Na­tional Bank rocks the Cul­tural Cen­tre with Your Own Party

Grac­ing the stage in the name of In­ter Com­mer­cial Ca­lypso.

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