Monarchs collect keys to Kia prizes

Thu, August 11, 2016 - 9:00 am

by TRE GREAVES

TWO monarchs from this year’s Crop Over Festival are not sure if they are going to keep their new wheels, but one thing is sure: Edwin Yearwood and Lil Rick will be back to defend their crowns.

At the sponsors MQI Wildey, St Michael headquarters yesterday, Party Monarch Lil Rick, Sweet Soca king Edwin Yearwood and Pic-O-De-Crop winner Aziza Clarke walked away with the keys to their Kia Cerato hatchback, Kia Cerato sedan and Mazda 3, respectively.

Lil Rick, who described himself as a “truck man”, said he might give away his new vehicle to a relative. He added he was happy to be back on top.

“I had a little break of winning, so I feel good that I can take one of these Kias home.”

When asked what were his plans for Crop Over 2017, the I’z A Bajan singer said: “We always got plans. Me and Edwin [and Aziza] plan to mash up the place again next year.”

Edwin, the Home Sweet Home singer, said he would be keeping his new Kia.

The youngest of the three, Aziza, who became the second female winner of the Pic-O-De Crop competition, said she felt great to have won. Though she still does not have a driver’s licence, she said she planned to start learning to drive from next month. (TSG)

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Pictures:

Calypso Monarch Aziza in her brand new Mazda 3 with her “second mother” Patricia Applewhaite (right) and Tent manager of Cave Shepherd All Stars, Eleanor Roce-Watkins, who came along for the “ride”. (Pictures by Lennox Devonish)

Reigning Party Monarch Lil Rick was all smiles when he received the keys to his new Kia hatchback.

Edwin Yearwood collects his Kia Cerato sedan.

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