“The competition was stiff, all the artists were on top of their game but at the end of the day number four means, a lot to me and my fans especially St. Patrick’s people. They mean a lot to me and therefore I defend them anywhere I go.”
Words from four-time Soca Monarch of Grenada, Jalon “Boyzie” Olive as he spoke to the media at the Grenada National Stadium on Monday morning shortly after winning his fourth Power Soca title in-front a boisterous capacity stadium crowd.
Boyzie’s selection “D Intention” had the entire crowd on its feet, not just jumping, cheering and dancing but obeying his commands that resulted in the pushing down of the fence that separated the patrons from the stage and media personnel.
According to the judges, Boyzie amassed a total of 429 points, seven points ahead of his closest rival, the duo, Digaan Henry and Nyelon Williams alas, Lil Natty and Thunder with their selection “Top Striker”, which garnered 422 points.
Third place went to another duo, Crown City brothers, Kellon and Kelson Ogiste- Luni Spark and Electrify who scored a total of 419 points with their selection “Natural Disaster.”
The veteran, former calypso, road march and soca monarch champion, Elimus “Inspector” Gilbert had to settle for fourth-place scoring 384 points with his selection “Uncle Still Relevant,” while Shondell “Dash” Amada finished fifth with 383 points.
Other positions went to Kevon “Blaze” Francis in the sixth position with 382 points, Jarvis “Muddy” Cuffie, in position seven with 370 points, Findley “Scholar” Jeffery with 362 points, Sherwin “Aka Mr Walkie” Paul eighth with 354 points.
They were followed by Andrew Phillip alias, Hitz, Brendon “Killa B” Mckie, Kenton Ashton alias Bubba, Rawle Noel alias Kandle, Keron Noel alias Lil Kerry, Jason Phillip and Prince Andrew alias Cloud 5 Keishon Hazzard alias Squeeze Head and Sheldon Douglas in position seventeen.
Asked whether Mr Killa or other top artists were back in competition if his performance would have stood the test, Olive said, it would have been a great competition but to him, it matters not who is there, he would still be a force to be reckoned with. However, he went on to say that at the end of the day music is not about competition; it’s a mission, it’s about love.