Category: Entertainment

New Stoli DJ crowned

Crowd favourite DJ Bon entertained his way last Saturday night to win the coveted Stoli DJ Competition title. The 34-year-old disc jockey showed his versatility behind the turntables as he played the perfect mix of genres from disco to soca, defeating Jamaican Bobby Kush and the DJ combo of Tonk & Jones. The competition, now […]

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Regal nine

Nine women, all hoping for a chance to represent Barbados at Miss Universe 2018 and to wear that coveted crown, have now started their real training. The 2018 edition of the Miss Universe Barbados launched to the media last Saturday at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre. Chief Executive Officer of Crown Events Inc., Brian Green, […]

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Life’s a beach party

Elevate St Tropez showed exactly what a premium experience party should be all about – great vibes, sweet music, and free drinks to last the whole night long. It was Saturday on the grounds of Pirate’s Cove, Daiquiri Beach, where the stage was set for hundreds of patrons to enjoy one of the most highly […]

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Non-stop ‘Powda’

From Saturday night into Sunday morning, the Vaucluse Raceway in St Thomas was a spectacle as over 2,000 revellers gathered at Powda for endless hours of soca. The event kicked off at 11 p.m., however, patrons were still trickling into the venue well after 3 a.m. Many arrived in white outfits but left the venue […]

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Bright start

The highly anticipated Crop Over 2018 season is off to an explosive start following last Saturday’s opening gala. The newly revamped gala at King George V Memorial Park delivered on its promise to be a manifestation of Barbadian pride with a range of activities and first class music for attending the First Citizens Crop Over […]

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On a high

Veteran entertainer Anderson Mr Blood Armstrong is on a high as he celebrates the achievements of five artistes whose Crop Over 2018 songs were produced at Redhead Productions. They are newcomers Chrissy D and B Moore Specific, along with veteran entertainers Mac Fingall, The Mighty Grynner and iWeb with whom he is performing a duet. […]

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No competition

Reigning Bashment Soca Champion Stiffy Star Quality has no fears going into this year’s Yello International Bashment Soca Competition. In 2017, Stiffy whose real name is Shane Atkinson dominated the competition with his ‘Tip and Ben Ova’ to drive home in a Kia Picanto, with a $6, 000 cash prize, a Sony stereo system, a […]

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Fresh blood

A total of ten first-timers have secured places in this year’s Sweet Soca and Party Monarch semifinals announced by the National Cultural Foundation last weekend. Among them, Mr Veejay who will be performing ‘Twin Brother’ during next week’s Party Monarch semifinal. He told Bajan Vibes that initially he was not planning to enter the competition […]

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Junior delight

It was another solid night of biting kaiso and smooth social commentaries at the Scotiabank Junior Calypso Tent 2 on the grounds of the Combermere School last Sunday. This second show gave the performers another night to demonstrate their skills on the calypso stage and to get more practice before the big finals night in […]

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Sweet Soca and Party Monarch Semi Finalists announced

The National Cultural Foundation has announced the semi finalists for the 2018 Sweet Scoa and Party Monarch competitions. Sweet Soca Semi Finalists Adrian Clarke Biggie Irie BoBo Marvay Imani iWeb Jamal Slocombe Kirk Brown Leadpipe & Saddis Lil Rick The Mighty Grynner Mikey Natahlee Nikita Niqa Sanctuary Reserve – Joaquin Party Monarch Semi Finalists Ashawnya […]

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Crop Over Xplosion launches in fine style

First Citizens Crop Over Xplosion was off to a great start this afternoon as Barbadians of all walks of life were treated to a host of exciting activities. Intermittent rain did not deter people as they arrived at King George V Memorial Park with numbers picking up just after 3 p.m. Barbadians could be seen […]

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#BehindTheStage – Jah Reddis

1. I am the father of two children; Mykyla King and Mason King. 2. When I am not working or performing I enjoying riding bikes. 3. One artiste I would like to work with is Lil Rick. 4. I would like to experiment with different types of soca like ragga soca and dub. 5. A […]

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Motivational Manning

Public Figure, MC and Talk Show Host, Joel Bajan DJ Khalid Manning is a 25-year-young man who is focused on empowering people by using his voice as his platform to inspire and motivate his peers and the wider society to do better. He told Bajan Vibes that he is energetic about using his talent to influence change, […]

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Zane Corbin wins with Boat Ride

Zane Corbin received top honours at the St James Parish Independence Committee talent show when he wowed the judges with his steel pan performance of Red Plastic Bag’s Boat Ride on Saturday night at the Learning Centre, St James. During the hour and a half long show, which showcased five acts, Corbin fought off Talibah Davis who also […]

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Visual arts for Crop Over  

For the last 24 years, Barbadians have enjoyed the masterpieces created by visual artists, both newcomers and veterans, at the Courtney Blackman Grande Salle at the Tom Adams Financial Centre headquarters of the Central Bank. This year, that exhibition will take on a new dimension, as the former Crop Over Visual Arts Exhibition has now […]

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2018 is Jus D’s break out year

Antonio Johnson, or Jus D, as he’s commonly called, has everyone singing his tunes this Crop Over. The well-known writer-producer-singer is no stranger to the entertainment scene; he has written for a variety of Trinidadian artistes such as Ricardo Drue, Teddyson John and the Monk himself, Machel Montano. In 2017, he had soca lovers chipping […]

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Lady Essence ‘Ruff’ Riding

Twenty-eight-year-old Shaketa Clarke, more commonly known as Lady Essence, is a full-time Bashment Soca artiste. Her 2017 song Fluffy Gal Anthem received 26,250 views since it was released on June 8, 2017. Bajan Vibes spoke with Lady Essence about her 2018 release Ruff Ryda. Q: Who is Lady Essence? A:  Lady Essence loves the hype and is not a shy […]

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