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Arthur Allain And Imran Nerdy Crowned 2023 Soca Kings

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Two new kings have been crowned for the Groovy and Power Soca Monarch competitions after an extremely competitive competition last evening at the SAAB.

Returning from a short hiatus from the Groovy Soca competition stage, 5-time monarch, Arthur Allain successfully captured his 6th Groovy Soca Monarch title with his song “Irie”, which saw the SAAB grooving from left to right throughout the performance.

Also coming off a hiatus, Imran Nerdy, was crowned the new Power Soca King with his song Clock Out.  Nerdy also captured 4th place in the Groovy Soca segment with his song Unemployed.

This is Nerdy’s 1st time capturing the monarch and he explained how happy he was to see the energy  during his performances.

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The results for this year’s Groovy and Power Soca Monarch Competition are as follows:

Rank  Groovy Soca Monarch  Power Soca Monarch 
Winner  Arthur  Allain Imran Nerdy
1st Runner- Up  Ezra DaFunMachine Ricky-T
2nd Runner- Up  Ricky T Ezra DaFunMachine
3rd Runner- Up  Imran Nerdy Shemmy J


The exciting weekend of competition continues on the SAAB with Calypso Monarch scheduled for this evening, July 8, National Panorama on Sunday, July 9, and King and Queen of the Bands on Monday, July 10.

Junior revelers will also line the city tomorrow, July 9 for the Junior Carnival parade from 12 noon at the Derek Walcott Square.

Tickets for all events can be purchased at the Cell outlets and Steve’s Barbershop in Castries. Tickets can also be purchased at the gates on event days.

To stay informed on updates on Saint Lucia Carnival go to or follow @carnivalsaintlucia on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Follow @juniorcarnivalsaintlucia on Instagram for everything relating to Junior Carnival.

SOURCE: Carnival Planning & Management Committee

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  1. That song from Imran Nerdy Clockout is on another level! Think this is one of the best I have heard out of Saint Lucia in decades, – its rhythmic, vocals and backups are on point and has this sensation-to-the-ear appeal! Congrats to him and his team- One Love!

  2. Since we are on the topic of soca …I must say this. As a St. Lucian living abroad, I was extremely sad and embarrassed that some disgusting individual would deliberately throw (what looked like a bottle) at the carnival queen Ms. Butcher while she was on stage attempting to crown a soca winner.

    The young woman was clearly shaken up by this assault…some St. Lucians are seriously uncivilized ill mannered, pathetic, evil and going no where every fast….disgusting


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