Cooperative Republic of Guyana

Congrats to MOC-sponsored Calypso Monarch

Kelroy Fraser

The Ministry of Communities would like to express hearty congratulations to Calypso Monarch, Mr. Kenroy Fraser (Mighty Believer) who was sponsored by the Ministry’s Green Generation Guyana (#3G) Sanitation Programme and copped the crown at Friday night’s staging of the finals.

Minister of Communities, Ronald Bulkan first heard Mr. Fraser sing at an event in East Berbice/Corentyne and was impressed with his lyrical prowess.

Fraser was subsequently invited to do a piece on the Ministry’s Sanitation Programme as part of his submission for the Calypso Competition and received sponsorship to ensure his preparedness.

The Ministry of Communities was thrilled to learn of Mr. Fraser’s success at the finals since his victory ensures the continuation of a national conversation on proper solid waste management in Guyana.

The Ministry is also pleased that through the use of social commentary; the competition also provided a forum for the ventilation of an issue of national importance such as waste management.

Fraser began competing nationally in the Junior Competition in 2004 and won the crown in 2005.

He subsequently won third place in both the 2006 and 2007 competitions until he was forced to compete at the senior level because of his age.

In 2010, he again won third place and took home the number two spot in 2012.

Fraser took a break from competing but returned to the competition in 2014 and 2015 where he again placed third both years.

He was now even more determined than ever to gain the top spot and in 2017, walked away with second place.

The flamboyant calypsonian believes that his song, “Guyana, must be a paradise” was able to win the nod of the judges since it speaks of national pride and the wellbeing of the country.

“It wasn’t surprising that I won,” a confident Fraser beamed. “I was expecting to take home to crown.”

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