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Belle Garden beauty takes queen crown
Kimberly Sergeant, representing Belle Garden was crowned Windward (Tobago) Afro Queen on Saturday. The beauty won the coveted title from a field of seven other contestants in the 44th edition of the competition staged by the Windward Carnival Development Committee in collaboration with the Tobago Festivals Committee at the Cyd Gray Sporting Complex in Roxborough.
Sergeant paraded a unique emsemble designed by veteran African wear designer Jessy Taylor titled Wah Nuh Wrap So Tie So and she also copped the award for best cultural wear. Placing second was Alana Tobias, of Goodwood, who took the Best Carnival Wear Segment. In the third spot was Jevorn Richardson of Castara, who was also adjudged the Best Casual Wear.
In the Windward Calypso Monarch segment, Dillon Thomas “Dilly Suede” stole the show with his calypso For a Crown in which he highlighted several dishonest acts which he said artistes in the calypso and soca industry are willing to do to win a crown. Thomas edged out his sister Nicole into second place with her song Show me a Way. Her calypso was a serious and emotional piece, as she expounded on the many trials and tribulations affecting the country including gun violence, domestic violence, sexual abuse and drug abuse.
Singing in the form of a prayer she asked God to show her a way. As a customer service representative of Republic Bank by day, Thomas paid tribute to her co-worker Burlinda Solomon-Sobers who was a victim of a murder suicide last December. In third place was Kenneth Thomas aka “Puncheon” with Gynaecologist. His song was a double entendre and spoke of the private practice of a gynaecologist, the anomalies that occur and the different types of clients he faces at his office which usually starts at “4.30.” The humorous piece was well-received by the patrons. The show was dubbed a success by Dr Denise Tsoiafatt-Angus, secretary for Community Development and Culture.
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