The 2012 Crop-Over monarch were officially presented with the keys to their brand new Kia vehicles yesterday.
The presentation ceremony was held at the McEnearney Quality Inc complex in Wildey, St. Michael. Both Pic-O-De-Crop Monarch Stedson Red Plastic Bag Wiltshire and Sweet Soca Monarch and Party Monarch Michael Mikey Mercer were visibly excited when they received their vehicles.
RPB told Barbados TODAY he was happy about receiving his prize, adding that he had a good season winning his tenth Pic-O-De-Crop title and also placing third in the Sweet Soca competition. However, he said for him the number of wins did not matter most.
“I am always one to take these things in stride, yes I am happy, my fans are happy and the thing is what do I do from here, where do I go from here and how do I approach Crop-Overs to come? It is not so much about me as much as it is about Crop-Over and Barbados,” he said.
“I am happy to have been a part of it and made a contribution to a Crop-Over that for the most part was exciting. Yes it is always good to win but I have always said once I make music and people enjoy the music I am happy.”
Bag said that while the car was a beautiful one he may have to sell it to recover some of the money he spent during the season. He said this year had been more expensive than previous because some things got more expensive as well because he was in two competitions.
Also accepting his 2012 Kia Rio was Wayne Ramsay. The 34 year old won his car for attending the Friday night limes hosted by the Brewster’s Road Crew. He said he attended eight of the nine fetes, missing the one due to illness.
Ramsay too said he would sell his car. Presently, he said, he and his family were renting the land they lived on, and as a result of the sale of the car he would be able to buy it so that his 13 year old son, Roniko Gaskin, could have a piece of the rock.
Also in winners row was Michelle Hinkson, of Bank Hall, St. Michael. She test drove a Kia for her chance at winning a Kia Rio. RPB had the honour of shaking up the box of test drive entrants while Mikey drew her name.
All cars were fully customized by Freeks Customz. (KC)