Antigua and Barbuda has once again secured the crown in the 2017 Leeward Island Calypso Competition.
2017 Calypso Monarch Trevor ‘King Zacari’ King emerged the winner among seven regional calypsonians in the 21st edition of the competition on Saturday night and received the crown amongst a standing ovation by those in attendance.
King Zacari credited his win on his decision to tackle the ills of society, whether it is social, political, racial or economical. He also believes his win was due to the strong support of his wife and a dear friend.
The monarch also won the recently introduced extempo competition in the carnival line-up. The competition, which was introduced in 2015, is a freestyle battle among the artists, with topics given by the judges on the night.
He sang ‘Descendants of Uncle Tom’ and ‘Freedom’. 2016 Leeward Island Calypso Monarch Anguilla’s Roxy copped the second place position while the third place went to Calypso Craig of St. Kitts.
Meantime King Zacari, who arrived back in the country yesterday (Sunday), says he is honoured to have represented Antigua and Barbuda.