Booster Shot: Soca Awards Results

>> Monday, October 20, 2008

OK Allyuh, I've been hunting for this information since Saturday night. All now, still no response from the organizers. Thankfully the local media in St. Kitts was on the job, and finally released the results of the 4th annual SAO International Soca Awards.

Here's what you've all been waiting for. The review and results are not mine. You can thank Suelika N. Creque, I've just added some pics to make it a lil more fun for ya!

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Date Posted: Monday 20 October, 2008

Soca Awards Honors Artistes

By Suelika N. Creque

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – THE 6th Annual International Soca Awards
came to an end at the Royal St. Kitts Marriott Ballroom on Saturday, Oct. 18
with a poor turnout that did not warrant an event of such importance.

However, the Green Carpet event brought entertainment and enjoyment
to those who attended and were able to mix and mingle with some of the artistes
whilst also enjoying their performances.

The Soca Awards was created with the objective of recognising and
rewarding excellence and achievement in the Soca Music art form while showcasing
the extraordinary talents of soca music’s absolute best exponents, according to
the awards’ mission statement.

The statement also informed that the Awards was also created with the
intent to further expose and market the soca music genre to mainstream

With a few technical difficulties and glitches, the awards began
sometime around 8:00 p.m. and ended after 11:00 p.m.

Performances for the night were by Kerwin Du Bois, Kamau, Kassi,
Sizwe C, Crazy, SKHI and Zoelah.

Nurse Karen with BVI's Mr. Network,Kamau in
Trinidad (2008)

Minister with responsibility for Tourism, the Hon. Richard
‘Ricky’ Skerrit announced the list of honorees who were awarded with special

The ISA Hall of Fame Award went to St. Kitts’s Elston ‘Ellie Matt’
Nero, while the ISA Technical Award went to Leston Paul.

ISA Legend Award was awarded to ‘Gypsy’ while the ISA Trustee Award
went to ‘Invader’ and the International Lifetime Achievement Award to ‘King
Short Shirt’.

Kittitians were also among this year’s nominees including Juliette
Mills, nominated for Best New Female Soca Artiste;

Liming with Juliette Mills backstage at Broward
Carnival last weekend

Smiley of Grandmasters, nominated in the Favorite Soca
Up-Tempo Male; Small Axe Band and the Nu Vybes Band International, nominated for
Overall Soca Band of the Year; Dj Choice-One, Best Dj Soca Mix of the year; and
E.K of Small Axe Band, Favorite Groove Soca by a Male for his song ‘Naughty
Although no the Kittitian was successful in winning an award, the
audience cheered with pride as the nominees names were announced.

Nearing the end of the Awards, the Celebrity’s Mas Crew of Trinidad
showcased three costumes that will be a part of this year’s Carnival

This is the second hosting of the International Soca Awards in the
Caribbean, which is traditionally held in New York. Trinidad is the first
Caribbean country in which the event was held.

And the ISA goes to…

Best New Female Soca Artist:
• Zoelah

With Zoelah and Skinny Fabulous in Toronto 2008

 Soca Producer of the Year
• Never Leave Ya by Kerwin Du Bois

With Kerwin in Toronto 2008

Female Soca Performer of the Year
• Faye-Ann Lyons

Faye-Ann in Toronto (May 2008)

Male Soca Performer of the Year
• Machel Montano

Machel and me in Toronto (2007)

Soca Song Writer of the Year
• Kernal Roberts & Machel Montano - (Unconditional Love, Blazed D Trail, Make Love)

Nurse Karen and Kernal Roberts (Trinidad 2008)

Best Soca Collaboration Groove
• Kerwin Du Bois & Shal Marshall – Gyal Farm

With Shal and his sweet mohawk in Miami (2008)

Best Soca Collaboration Up-Tempo
• Machel Montano & Mighty Sparrow – Congo Man

Machel in Miami (2008)

Over All Female Soca Artist of the Year
• Faye-Ann Lyons

Over All Male Soca Artist of the Year
• Machel Montano

International Soca DJ of the year
• DJ Spice

Best Soca Compilation Rhythm
• Lehgo Me Riddim

This is me in St. Lucia (2008)with the producers of the Lehgo Me Riddim, Penn & Ace

Soca Humor of the Year
• Phone Card by Crazy

My shot of Crazy performing at last year's SAO Soca Awards in New York, (2007)

Favorite Groove Soca - Female
• Patrice Roberts

Backstage with Patrice, Toronto 2007

Favorite Groove Soca - Male
• Mr. Dale

Mr. Dale in Toronto (2007)

Favorite Up Tempo Soca - Male
• Pressure Boom by Ricky T

With Ricky T in Miami (2008)

Soca Artist Album/CD of the year
• Flame On by Machel Montano

Soca Song of the Year
• Get On by Faye-Ann Lyons
• Pressure Boom by Ricky T

Favorite Soca Info Website

My buddy Jef from

Over All Soca Band of the Year
• Machel Montano HD

Soca producer of the year
• Kerwin Du Bois - (Breathless, 2 days, Gyal Farm)

Best Soca Music Video
• Desire by SKHI

Best Soca Remix Collaboration
• Ricky T. ft. Mr. Vegas – Pressure Boom (Remix)

In St. Vincent with Mr. Vegas and Skinny Fabulous (2006)

Best Soca Chutney collaboration of the Year
• Bring It by Hunter & Bunji Garlin (Official SAO press release refers to this as "I Want Meh Rum")

Favorite Soca Online Radio

The man behind Soca 919 - Mr. Iwer George (Toronto 2008)

3 x 2 cents (comment, nuh!):

Dex October 20, 2008 at 11:01 PM  

Karen girl...I was searching for this info all day too! How you got it, I will never know.

dave88 November 15, 2008 at 11:01 AM  

I Just wanted to add that ( is a great resource for finding out where reception problems are most likely to occur.

(Nurse) Karen November 17, 2008 at 1:47 AM  

Hey Dex...I have my ways! Stick with me and you'll go far... :)


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