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Forty for Ragga/Soca semi-finals

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Forty for Ragga/Soca semi-finals

There will be no Gamal ‘Skinny Fabulous’ Doyle in either the Ragga or the Soca Monarch competitions this year.     And barring the likes of Delroy ‘Fireman’ Hooper Lornette ‘Fya Empress’ Nedd,  Hance John,  Chewalee Johnson  and Shernelle ‘Skarpyan’ Williams, one will be tempted to conclude that the list of semi-finalists for the Ragga Soca and Soca Monarch Competitions lacks star power.     That may be so on paper, but the field of forty (40) competitors – twenty  in each competition  – reflects the inclusion of some bright and rising talent and some talent that is beginning to mellow and ready to break out.       In addition to ‘Fireman, who will compete in both competitions albeit defending his title as Soca Monarch, only Lornette ‘Fya Empress’ Nedd, Ryan ‘Royall’ Abraham and the duo Claydon ‘Dymez’ Roache and Elrico ‘Da Pixel’ Hunte are listed as being semi-finalists in both competitions.     In fact, ‘Fya Empress’ is the only female semi-finalist in the Soca Monarch Competition.     The Semi-finalists as per a release by the Carnival Development Corporation read as follows: RAGGA SOCA SEMI-FINALISTS –  Hance John, Chewalee Johnson, Delroy ‘Fireman’ Hooper, Cleo ‘Cleopatra’ Hendrickson, Shernelle ‘Skarpyon’ Williams, Joel ‘Dynamite’ Tyrell, Shena Collis, Ramon ‘Jose Juan’ Diaz, Travis ‘Wyze’ Lynch, Colville ‘Shady’ Layne, Lornette “Fya Empress’ Nedd, Johnroy ‘Mad King’ Haywood, Justin ‘Jae Kali’ Samuel, Claydon ‘Dymez’ Roache and Elrico ‘Da Pixel’ Hunte, Ryan ‘Royall’ Abraham, Curtis ‘Curtis C aka Curty Banton’ Vincent, Glenroy ‘Homey’ Delpeche, Shaquille ‘Ess B’ Browne, Shemuel ‘Stamina Smurf’ Thomas  and Ozarie Matthews; SOCA MONARCH SEMI-FINALISTS – Claydon ‘Dymez’ Roache & Elrico ‘Da Pixel’ Hunte, Vilroy ‘ZJ Tuffa’ Jack, Kester ‘Flanka’ Chapman, Kenville ‘Fonando’ Horne, Zavique ‘Caspa G’ Morris, Kevon ‘Sick-O’ Shallow, Leron ‘Benny G Major’ Pope, Derron ‘Magikal’ Rouse, Lamar ‘Blama’ Allen, Delano ‘Dat.CDQ’ Wilson , Kamara ‘Keido’ Foster, Kemuel ‘Karbon Jamz’ Stapleton, Kemmy Christopher, Juniel ‘Lola’ Alexander, Omarion ‘Marlo’ Benn, Lornette ‘Fya Empress’ Nedd, Lee ‘Jace’ Bullock, Moustafa ‘Tapha’ Jackson, Ryan ‘Royal’ Abraham and Tracy ‘Scarbz’ Cozier. Fimber ‘Fimba’ Jardine is the defending Ragga Soca Monarch.     Musical accompaniment is expected to be provided by the bands K-Netik and Vykinz for the evening of semi-finals to be held at the Solidarity Car Park, Kingstown, on Saturday June 22nd  commencing at 8:00 pm.