Young Stunner going after Independence Crown

Young Stunner – will test his skills for the first time against the seasoned calypsonians

Young Stunner – will test his skills for the first time against the seasoned calypsonians

The son of seven times National calypso monarch Findley “Scholar” Jeffery has made it into the finals of the 2015 Independence Calypso competition.

The teenager has been included in a list of nine artistes who will be seeking to dethrone last year’s champion, Sour Serpent.

Young Stunner who is no stranger to calypso competitions is for the first time competing against seasoned calypsonians for a major National title.

The former Mac Donald College student won the 2013 Junior calypso monarch in his first year on the scene, and returned in 2014 to successfully defend the title, and also copped the 2014 junior soca monarch crown.

Young Stunner would be seeking to emulate his father (Scholar) who won the title on his first outing on a calypso stage back in 1993.

A source close to the young artiste said he believes that Stunner has the material to win the title but it is “up to him to deliver” on Saturday night when the competition is to be held.

Sour Serpent – will be defending the title

Sour Serpent – will be defending the title

Among the calypsonians who were selected for the finals of the Independence competition are former Calypso Monarch African Teller, Lady Cheryl, Teacher Eddie and Sheldon Douglas.

The list is completed by Gun, Denson Lewis, Rootsman Kelly, and Whiteman. The standby is Jah Angel.

The calypsonians will be competing for a first prize of $8,000, second prize $6,000, third prize $4,000, and forth prize $2,000.

The other competitors will each receive an appearance fee of $1500.00.

The finalists were selected from among 17 calypsonians who submitted their songs on a compact disc to the Ministry of Culture for judging.

The independence Calypso Monarch competition takes place on Saturday at the Sauteurs Bus Terminus as part of Grenada’s 41st Anniversary of independence.

The theme for this year’s independence Anniversary is “Moving Forward In Unity To Build A Stronger Nation”.

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