Soca Rumble winners receive their prizes

COLE BAY–Winners of Carnival show Soca Rumble on April 25 received their prizes at Rum and Peas restaurant Friday evening.

King Vers won the Power category while Kenyo Baly won the Groovy category. Organisers Montage NV and Craze Entertainment congratulated all participants for making the show a success this year.

King Vers and Baly received US $10,000 each. First runners-up King Vers (Groovy) and Shadz (Power) received $3,500 each. Shadz was off-island and was represented by his sister Latoya Richardson. The organisers were represented by Melvin Richardson, David Evans, Angel Richardson, Nataska van den Berg, Omari Eugene and Grisha Heyliger-Marten.

“This show gave us a platform and next year will be much better. The support this year has been better compared to last year. People really supported the songs that they liked and the promotion of the show was very good,” said Baly.

King Vers thanked the organisers for a job well done and said the product could only get bigger and better. “I think the support online and around the island has grown tremendously. Hearing people playing our songs in their cars and going at different events is a great feeling.

“Once the artistes keep putting out quality music, the public will support the artistes. St. Maarten standards are very high and we need to push for excellence every time as artistes. This is good for St. Maarten music and I look forward to defend the crown again next year,” he said in an invited comment.

Preparations have already started for next year’s event. St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) President Alston Lourens said the foundation supports the show 100 per cent and performers have always given the best performances of the Carnival season since its inception.

“Montage NV in collaboration with Craze Entertainment work very hard to put a good show together, from getting the right songs together for the show to making sure the show runs smoothly. A special ‘thank you’ goes out to the entire team for putting together a flawless show,” said Montage Director Heyliger-Marten.

Source: The Daily Herald