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Worship experience

Worship experience

Epic! Awesome! Next level! Truly a blessing! This was how patrons described the launch of John Yarde’s first album 1st John Sunday night at the Collymore Rock Church of the Nazarene. The church was packed to capacity and hardly anyone remained in their seats as the music moved them to worship. The gospel duo A […]

Scrilla defends ‘Wood’

Scrilla defends ‘Wood’

Bashment Soca finalist Richard Scrilla Straker is pulling no punches as he defends his controversial 2017 release, Wood. While some commentators and members of the public believe the song should be banned from radio, he is insisting it contains no lewdness as some claim. Scrilla is adamant that the song is about a “carpentress” who […]

No soca sweetness

No soca sweetness

What’s the one song that is running Crop Over 2017? Veteran radio personality Anthony Admiral Nelson is still searching for the answer. In fact, he told Barbados TODAY over the weekend, he was disappointed there was still not one song that was a common hit among Barbadians. “The sweetness has gone out of Crop Over. […]

32 semifinalists announced

32 semifinalists announced

Defending Party Monarch Lil Rick has made it through to the semifinals of this year’s Sweet Soca competition. When the 32 semifinalists for the two highly-anticipated Crop Over competitions were announced by the National Cultural Foundation (NCF) this afternoon, it emerged that four other popular entertainers had also secured places in both contests. They are Kirk […]

Queen Aziza’s ready

Queen Aziza’s ready

2016 Calypso Monarch, Queen Aziza, is ready to defend her crown. Last year, the 22 year-old created history and had tongues wagging after becoming the youngest person to ever take the title and just the second lady in 28 years to do so. Speaking to Bajan Vibes following her performance at Crop Over in the […]

Break for Biggie

Break for Biggie

Biggie Irie’s sweet sounding vocals will be missing from this year’s Sweet Soca competition. The former Sweet Soca monarch, who took the title back in 2014, has opted not to take part in this year’s competition. He told Bajan Vibes he was taking this year to relax. “Sometimes you need to take a break and […]

King Bubba shines at Illuminate

King Bubba shines at Illuminate

King Bubba and Company should take a bow for a job well done. It was the perfect kick off to Crop Over 2017 when King Bubba, in association with Baje International and Slam 101 FM, put on the first ever fete Illuminate, which came off at Copacabana. And from the looks of things, come next […]

Awesome Gospelfest

Awesome Gospelfest

Coming from the east, north, south and west, Barbadians in their numbers flocked the Farley Hill National Park last Sunday to have a spirit-filled experience at the Flow Gospelfest One Awesome Day event. Families came out with picnic baskets, blankets and folding chairs to spend quality time in fellowship and also to take in the […]

2017 Crop Over warm-up

2017 Crop Over warm-up

The crowd might have been subpar but the soca was certainly sweet for days at Checker Hall, St Lucy for the Hott 95.3 Mega Cavalcade, kicking off Crop Over 2017. For the first and last such event of the three-month-long festival season, the numbers gathered on the playing field savoured every last drop of soca […]

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