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Eight vying for $5K, Calypso crown on VG

Defending champion Chico B

Defending champion Chico B

Seven artistes are seeking to dethrone Roland ‘Chico B’ Veira in the Calpyso competition to be held on Virgin Gorda on April 16.

They are: Ale Frett who is also known as Falco; Michel Harrigan; Rueben Henry who also is called King Henry; Reynold ‘King Paido’ Phillips; Sistah Joyce whose real name is Joyce Searles; Stephen Johnson whose stage name is Ranking Ijah; and Shevone Findlay who is also called Queen Akua.

Chairperson of the Virgin Gorda Easter Festival Sub-Committee Sasha Flax announced the contestants yesterday (March 23) during the launch of the 50th staging of the festivities on Virgin Gorda.

Flax said the Calypso Monarch will win $5,000.

The competition will start at 8pm.

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