Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Runner-up Farmer Nappy surprised

Farmer Nappy (Darryl Henry)—“Big People Party”—59 times

Via a telephone interview, Far­mer Nap­­py said: “I leave everything up to hands of the Father. I was not expecting a Groovy to come up there. “Big People Party” placed third in the Groovy.

“Normally, Power is the Road March. It shows the music is quality music. I am dealing with grounds. People were coming up to me and saying thanks for the music. It was a song for the people. I leave everything in the hands of God.

“A big respect to Kerwin Du­ Bois (2014 Groovy Soca Monarch) for his feat. He showed at the end of the day, hard work pays off. He worked extremely hard. Ku­dos go to Red Boys from Barbados and Ghostwriters in St James.”

Benjai (Rod­ney Le Blanc)—

“Come Out To Play”—39 times

Via a telephone interview, Ben­jai said: “It’s a good feeling to know that. But I did not plan for it. The judges’ decision is final. Carnival is about expression. I was just expressing myself and “coming out to play”.

“I think instead of bashing the judges, we should say what we think needs to be done to help them improve. I had a late start for 2014 because of the crime level in Malabar. I will be doing my shows abroad and locally. That’s how I have been living for the past 12 years.”

—Michelle Loubon