Ambi: An International Soca Monarch Finalist


The St. Lucia Star announced that St. Lucia’s Ambroise Joseph, also known as Ambi, is among twelve artists moving on to the finals of the 2018 International Soca Monarch to take place on February 9, at Queen’s Park Savannah in Trinidad. He joins finalists Aaron Duncan, Asten Isaac, Yankee Boy & Rikki Jai, Blaxx, Farmer Nappy, Jadel, M1, Marzville, Orlando Octave, Rome, Turner, and defending champion Voice.

The young, Saint Lucian talent was one of thirty-five semi-finalists on January 25, who vied for a coveted spot at February 9’s event where TT$300,000 will be up for grabs. Congratulatory messages were sent out to the artist from all corners of social media after it was revealed that his energized performance of his local and international soca hit, Suck it Already had earned him a shot at the grand prize and title of 2018’s International Soca Monarch.

Minister for Local Government and Culture, Senator, the Hon. Fortuna Belrose also, on behalf of the ministry, congratulated Ambi on his achievement on Monday January 29 at a pre-cabinet press briefing. She said, “One of our young soca [artists], Ambi, has now qualified for the finals so, we really want to congratulate him.” She then added, “… the dennery segment, I think we’ve been making waves with that music across the region and across the globe,” giving a much deserved shout out to the Dennery born musical genre sweeping the Caribbean diaspora worldwide. [. . .]

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