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5 Times Soca Made Us Look This Week!

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Social media’s abuzz with all the shenanigans of the Soca artistes and their fans these days and we’re sitting front row for it all! Ebuzztt’s pleased to bring you our Top 5 Soca Showstoppers of the week! Be sure to comment below this feature and let us know just how you feel about it!

Swappi Gets ‘Litty’ At Soka In Moka.

It was the week starter we needed. Above all else Soka In Moka brought out the Soca stars. Swappi was extraordinary at the Trinity College all inclusive fete and he even managed to get the respect of All Starz front line man, Blaxx. Check out what you may have missed:

Fay Ann Tells Media Houses, Get It Right Or Shut Up.

Fay Ann Lyons isn’t tolerating inaccurate reporting.

Fay Ann Lyons is the new Chairman of the International Soca Monarch competition. On the heels of her appointment has come much scrutiny and even talk of nepotism regarding how she was afforded the position. She clearly isn’t bothered however, and is making it clear to all and sundry that she isn’t about to take any BS. Check out what she pointed out in a social media post this week:

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For years power soca has always taken the bigger purse in the monarch, last year the competition saw the first prize for the entire event hosting 12 entrants on final night according to records to be TT$300,000. I have requested that the Power soca go back to its original standing of 1 million and Groovy normally in the low hundred thousands (do your research) to TTD$500,000. The brief that we had with the Artiste on Monday where discussions with Farmer Nappy and others who actually attended the meeting saw us working out the details of the groovy to be a monarch title as well. (Headline on pic clearly not from meeting with Artiste) in addition we discussed ways to get our monarch to be included in other countries monarch and acknowledged as monarchs as well (not mentioned in article) and further to that there was an exchange of ideas from the attending Artiste on past monarch happenings (one of which was band inclusion as D All stars band normally backed the Artiste for many monarch) and the ability for me to schedule rehearsals using my band was not just sensible but manageable. This post is to simply advise that we understand the power of print and for us to put the information in the public domain correctly. Misleading headlines will lead to negative comments and will have no positive impact on the competition that helped many of our biggest names carve the careers they enjoy today. Thank you all and God bless you all. Have a safe carnival. #FayAnnLyons

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Patrice Roberts Has Even the Men of T&T Groovin’…

Well, as if her banging body wasn’t enough to send the men wild, Patrice Roberts’ music seems to be having quite the effect on the opposite sex. A video posted to the artiste’s social media on Friday showed a group of men getting quite excited about her single, “Touch Me”. The artiste simply said, “I love my Trini people…”

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Wow Jadel! Didn’t You Just have a Baby?!

Jadel is showing off her hot post baby bod.

Seems like there’s nothing like a little post partum heat to get you ready for Carnival! Soca artiste, Jadel who delivered her first child in December 2018, seems set to create a major stir this carnival. She’s setting her own pace and surprisingly, it’s pretty damn racy if you ask us! The artiste posted a hot pic on her IG this week, and all we’ll say is WOWZA!!! By the way, her 2019 Carnival track is called, “Push It Back.”

Problem Child Unleashes A New Video for “Whole Heart” and The Girls Are Going Crazy!

St. Vincent’s Problem Child is accomplishing his musical mission- there’s no doubt about that. The artiste’s got a catalogue of hits this season and he’s backing them up with incredible videos. Earlier this week, Problem released his new video for “Whole Heart” and almost immediately, his female fans were going gaga on social media. Check out the snipped he posted to Instagram on Tuesday and be sure to check out the full video on YouTube.

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Soca Monarch Gets Title Sponsorship. ISM Chair, Fay Ann Lyons Expresses Heartfelt Emotion.

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Her appointment to the helm of the highly revered and sometimes controversial International Soca Monarch’s Caribbean Prestige Foundation has come with its fair share of criticism and Herculean undertaking but for Fay Ann Lyons- Alvarez, it’s all a part of the journey. A short time ago, the former Soca Monarch champ turned boss of the ISM, was presented with a cheque and commitment by the National Lotteries Control Board for title sponsorship of the event.

The NLCB has dedicatedly assisted the Soca Monarch for some 27 years, forking out $35 million over that period, to fund the competition. Explaining that the company is committed to the culture of Trinidad and Tobago, NLCB representatives earlier expressed satisfaction in the rejuvenation of the competition.

On Fantastic Friday – March 1st, competitors from across the Caribbean will vie for two titles- those being the Power Soca Monarch and the Groovy Soca Monarch titles. Already, many are predicting that Grenada’s Mr. Killa will walk away victorious, however, anyone who knows the dynamic of Soca Monarch will understand that presentation is key on show night.

Take a look at the ceremony that took place earlier, as recorded live by influencer David Wears :

#NLCB presents cheque and signs as title sponsor for #InternationalSocaMonarch.#itsfantasticfriday#ISM2019

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Shaft’s Master Plan for Artistes Will Blow You Away. Super Songwriter Prepares for Global Connects.

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He’s never too far. He’s a part of the carnival tapestry even when you hardly hear of his pursuits in a season. T&T’s carnival 2019 period has seen Jason ‘Shaft’ Bishop penetrate the airwaves with more than six carnival anthems. He’s the man behind Patrice Roberts’ killer tourism-jingle- like hit, ‘This is The Place,’ and Lyrikal’s monster chipper, ‘Passing Through.” Shaft’s always in the shadows, even when his name isn’t calling much.

Patrice Roberts on stage.
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For years, Jason’s been the songwriter of choice for many. From Destra Garcia who’s hit ‘Lucy’ was written by Bishop, to Machel Montano, Nikki Crosby’s ‘Granny’ persona- who he manages, and certainly Patrice Roberts, with whom he struck gold when they delivered, “Big Girl Now”. His artist repertoire across the islands, includes the likes of Peter Ram, Alison Hinds, King Bubba and Ricardo Drue. Jason ‘Shaft’ Bishop is most certainly the model songwriter in the Caribbean. “I’m an executive songwriter. I’m the only songwriter with such a significant number of songs tabulated since 1999,” he said to us during an exclusive EBUZZTT interview. Jason’s however got his eyes set on international territory these days, telling us that when Carnival is over, he’ll be heading out to Los Angeles where he’ll be treading deep waters outside of his calm Caribbean comfort zone.

Jason writes for each season, one year in advance. Explaining his process to EBUZZTT, he said he offers artistes full concepts based on his vision for the songs he pens. He also personally hand picks who receives which songs, based on character, topic and personality. Ahead of Barbados’ CropOver, he’s already prepared to distribute songs to the artistes who’ll sing them. “I’m heading to Barbados this evening,” he said when we spoke with him on Thursday. Jason’s been hard at work. His team, based in Barbados, has worked arduously behind the scenes, executing his vision of creating a full fledged songwriting business, that also features other elements that would aid all artistes in the execution of their goals. “I’m setting up offices of Shaft Vibes Entertainment in Barbados, Trinidad and New York,” he said, highlighting that artistes will be able to hire professional songwriters for all genres, videographers, marketing specialists and even dancers.

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