New Calypso king of Barbados Port Inc. (BPI) Roger “Aleph” Collymore stole the show last Friday night at the Transit Shed No 3 dethroning double crown queen, Jacque “Jackson Unplugged” Collis at the annual BPI Calypso Monarch competition.
Seven contestants vied for the coveted crown in front of a packed audience but in the end, it was first-timer to the competition “Aleph” with his self-penned and arranged song De Rookie, that won the first prize of a trip to London on board Virgin Atlantic and £1,000 sterling spending money compliments the Barbados Port Inc. He also won Best Self-Penned Song and Best Crowd Response along with the title.
Second place went to defending champion Jacque “Jackson Unplugged” Collis with her rendition of Ring de Bell while Richmond “De Disciple” Reid had to settle for third position with his song, “It Fix”. The other placement went KerryAnn “Hot’N Spicy” Deane who placed 4th.
Consolation prizes were presented to the other three participants Tamisha “Tammy T” Taylor, Waindy “Nos HD” Taylor and Raphael “Straw Hat” Atkins.