Apollo is king
Bringing one of the strongest performances of the night, Andre Apollo Clarke was crowned Social Commentary king of the Cave Hill campus in the early hours of Thursday morning.
No holds barred and gunning for the top spot, the final-year student dealt with the university’s politricks going on in the Guild of Students during his performance at the calypso competition held on the Guild Lawn.
The winning song earned the calypsonian, who also sings with the Kingdom of Super Gladiators, 376 points, $1,000 in prize money and a trophy.
Just on Apollo’s heels with 360 points, Daina Candee James copped second place with a depiction of a visit to the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill. Third place went to Carolyn Carlita Cadogan, earning 275 points. History-maker of the night, Sherrine Sher, The Debator Francis, competed in both the party and social commentary contests with different versions of the same song, I am UWI. Sher, the Debator placed fourth in the social commentary, but was a bit luckier in the party competition, walking away with second place.
Hance John rocked the Guild Lawn with his tune, Bounce. The Vincentian was backed by a large contingent, which brought out flags and rags to support a fellow country mate.
Joel Don Bougiekal Barrow’s Good Gal was hilarious: he was late for his class so he parked “all pun de grass”.
Keilah Granger and the Band, also known as the Cake Out Girls also competed in the party contest. (LW)