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Fireman burns up Park in Ragga Soca

Fireman burns up Park in Ragga Soca


His first outing into the realm of the ragga soca competition proved fruitful for six time soca monarch Delroy ‘Fireman’ Hooper whose song ‘Bun Dem’ brought him his first crown in three years.{{more}}

With a result that shocked most of the fans in the almost packed Victoria Park, the Fireman toppled last year’s king Raeon ‘Maddzart’ Primus into third place with his rendition ‘Wine pon me’, while Jason ‘Galanaire’ Bess, the crowd favourite, who sang ‘When I come Een’, took the second position.

Hooper had dominated the soca monarch arena for almost a decade before being dethroned by current monarch Gamal ‘Skinny Fabulous’ Doyle in 2008.

Adorned in Spiritual Baptist attire and carrying a bell and accompanied by back up dancers in a similar fashion to his performance some years ago during a soca monarch performance, Hooper belted out the highly popular tune which undoubtedly received the support from those in attendance.

A jubilant Hooper, who would be hoping to extend his fortune in the highly anticipated July 3 soca monarch finals, thanked his fans for their support as he accepted his crown from current Miss SVG Aphesha Matthews after the rain affected event.

The song appears on the Parry Jack produced Sankie Riddim along with songs by Fireman’s LIME Vincy Soca Dans mates Luta and Jamesy P who were guest artistes on the show.

Friday night’s event also featured Barbadian soca artistes Allison Hinds who performed some of her popular hits after the competition had ended.

The other finalists in the competition were Bomani, Icon, Tabia, K.C, Full Clip, Tisa, Syxx, Cloud, Busta Ski, Skarpyon, Empress Mamba and Oscar.(JJ)