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Kenyan Osman, Yandi J Emerge Winners In Schools Calypso

20 young calypsonians from Primary and secondary schools across Saint Lucia participated in the 2024 National Schools Calypso Competition on Friday, July 7.
Capturing the title for this year’s Primary School title was Kenyan Osman, from Mongouge Combined with a captivating performance of his calypso, entitled “Take your time”.
2023 winner Yandi J, from Sir Ira Simmons Secondary, was able to reclaim her title in the Secondary Schools Category with her rendition entitled “Number 1”.
The Calypsonians performing at this year’s competition addressed issues of violence in schools and society, and challenges faced by students.
The competition was divided into the Infant/Primary and Secondary Schools Division. The winners for each division are as follows:
Mongouge Combined
Kenyan Osman
Sir Ira Simmons
Yandi James
1st Runner- Up
Ave Maria Girls Primary
Zalaya Fanis
Evany Francis
2nd Runner- Up
Carmen Renee Memorial
Keemarah Marius
Castries Comprehensive
Serona Toussaint
3rd Runner- Up
RC Boys Infant
Caleb John
Caiden Poleon
This year’s competition was held at the SAB in Vigie. All participants in this year’s competition received cash prizes for the respective School and from the sponsors, laptops, tablets, headphones, photoshoots, and grocery hampers.
Sponsors of the 2024 National Schools Calypso Competition include Piton Malta, National Lotteries Authority, Promotech, KFC, Sandals, Pinehill Massy Stores, and The Right Angle.
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SOURCE: Carnival Planning and Management Committee

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