Kenneth Supersad singing his controversial ‘De Raj Story’, will be the first artiste on stage at the Grand Final of the 2018 Chutney Soca Monarch, a statement by the organisers said.
Omadath Maharaj who is defending his 2017 title will perform at #9 and Massive Gosein with his controversial ‘Mudda Count’ song will be last on stage.
TTEC Gayatones led by Rishi Gayadeen will back up all contestants.
Chutney singer Kenneth Supersad has been served with legal letters seeking to stop him from performing his 2018 song,”De Raj Story”.
The letter was served by attorney Wendy Ramnath-Panday, representing “Raj”, who shot into popularity after a video went viral online on a confrontation between him and his wife who alleged that he was cheating.
“A disgrace to women and children.”
That's how the International Women's Resource Network is labeling Massive Gosein's controversial Chutney song about the prime minister's mother.
The organisation is the latest to condemn the track as it says it is unsavory and disrespectful towards the Office of the Prime Minister.
Outrage by members of the Hindu community as an upcoming chutney artiste chose to use a Hindu temple as the scene of a chutney video.
The President of the Sri Dattatreya Yoga Centre Ramesh Persad-Maharaj is threatening legal action, saying the artiste, Rick Jacob, did not get permission to shoot the video on the grounds of the temple and went there when no one was present.
Jacob, meanwhile, is arguing that he got permission and that there was no music being played at the time of the shooting.
He said he was attempting to showcase the temple to the world.
The organisers of the 2016 Chutney Soca Monarch competition have announced Christmas Eve as the day for the opening or registration for those wanting to participate in the event.
The organisation is also confirming the introduction of a new title for Carnival – The Chutney Soca Road March Title.
The following is a media statement issued by the organisation.
"In 2016, the Chutney Soca Monarch will celebrate its 21st Anniversary.