Fya Empress back on top
Lornette âFya Empressâ Neddâs performances of âHope is Aliveâ and âGuiltyâ were enough to end Zamfir âMan Zangieâ Adamsâ winning streak at the Calypso Monarch ccompetition last Sunday.
Nedd knocked Adamsâ âEnough No Moreâ and âHappy Anniversaryâ into second place, stopping him from making his âfour in a rowâ wins to tie with Jeffers âMighty Shellerâ Alexis, who won the competition from 1970 to 1973.
Speaking to SEARCHLIGHT, Nedd said it was easy for her to get into character while performing âHope is Aliveâ and âGuiltyâ, both of which were written by Sherwin Cunningham from Tobago.
She said âHope is Aliveâ is a nation building message, while âGuiltyâ is a story of a woman who lost control at her lowest moment â finding her husband in bed with another man.
However, although the two-time Calpyso Monarch is satisfied with her win, she indicated that she is already making preparations for next yearâs competition.
Additionally, even as Nedd put an end to Adamsâ streak, she seemed uninterested in the fact.
âFya Empress has been a household name around the Caribbean for the past 10 years, so I wonât say [I would be] starting a streak, but more a continuation of good compositions and lifting the bar for the upcoming years.â
Nedd, who won the Calypso Monarchy in 2012, also took the opportunity to thank her supporters and her team, who she said, never gave up on her. She also expressed thanks to her family, friends and enemies, who she said keep her motivated.
âI want to thank all my diehard supporters and my team for never giving up on me, my family and friends and even my enemies for keeping me motivated.â
Joanna Christopherâs âWhere all my good friends goneâ and âCanât we find another wayâ won her the third position.
In fourth position was Glenroy âSulleâ Caesarâs âMore Carnivalâ and âDoh Help Meâ.
The other competitors in the show were Kenneth âVibrating Scakesâ Alleyne, Shernelle âSkarpyonâ Williams, Cecile âLil Bitâ King, Cleopatra Hendrickson, Glenford âAzarrahâ Charles, Robert âPatchesâ King and Shena Collis.(AS)