Filandi wins CCF Ribena Junior Calypso Monarch

Ribena Junior C…pso MonarchOut of a cast of 11 young calypsonians, Filandi Jeffery captured the CCF Ribena Junior Calypso Monarch crown with his tune, “Don’t call me a big man”.

The youngster who attends Mac Donald College in St. Patrick highlighted the negative behaviour of men.

His song dealt with the abuse shown by men to women and little girls, while at the same time appealing for his aunty, and others, to call him small or tall boy but not big man.

Young Jeffrey is the son of 2012 calypso monarch, Finley Jeffery “Scholar”.

Filandi walked away with the title, and a cash prize of $2500, sponsored by Ribena represented locally by Geo. F. Huggins & Co. (G’da) Ltd.

The presentation was made by Manager Corporate Marketing, Denise Parke – Langaigne, and George “Porgie” Cherebin, Ribena Brand Manager, at Huggins.

According to Parke-Langaigne, “Huggins is the agent for many wonderful products and her company feels proud to be in a position to assist Spicemas Corporation with our major festival, Carnival, for yet another year”.




“Supporting culture is big on our agenda and we have always been on board with carnival at various level”, she added.

Parke-Langaigne went on to say: “This year, our focus on calypso is part of our plan to associate products of the company that children love, while at the same time helping to build the children’s Carnival Frolic.

“Our sponsorship includes prize monies (inclusive of appearance fees) uniform for the band and background singers accompanying the calypsonians and refreshments”, she said.

Placing 2nd, in the competition last Saturday, was Alana Boca with her rendition, “Ah can’t go back”. Her song spoke of big people interfering with little children. She amassed 235 points.

The 3rd place went to Jolabb Joseph who sang of the need for women to educate themselves, and don’t let a man control their destiny. She too examined the issue of domestic violence and amassed 232 points.

The 2012 winner, Nathan Johnson, who goes by the singing name Nathan Jay, with the selection “Looks can be deceiving”, had to settle for fourth scoring 221 points.

Huggins says it will continue its efforts throughout the carnival season by ensuring patrons are energised with Lucozade, at discounted prices, at all major carnival activities.

The company, for the third consecutive year, will be paying prize money to the winner of the Road March title – “Lucozade king of the road”.

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