When Renuka Mahabir took the stage with the band Dil-E-Nadan (DEN) at the Soka in Moka Fete on New Year’s Day, patrons, especially the men, took notice asking, where did the Ramnarine brothers find this gorgeous young woman? They next began to comment on the powerful vocals coming from the rather petit lady. Mahabir recently joined DEN as female lead vocalist, enhancing the frontline she now commands alongside Raymond Ramnarine and Derek Seales. Though relatively new to the band she holds her own quite well on all fronts, vocally and physically as far as stage presence is concerned. The young woman from Sangre Grande who attended the Guaico Presbyterian School, Lakshmi Girls’ High School and UWI is very comfortable being around a lot of people having drinks, partying and having a good time as she grew up in the presence of such.
“I grew up in Sangre Grande where I’ve lived all my life. My parents own a bar with a shop attached to it and I used to be there with them all day as a child.