The Sixth Annual International Soca Awards 2008



October 18 at 5PM ET

from the St Kitts Marriott Event Center

St. Lucia got 10 nominations plus a special Trustees Award for Ignatius "De Invader" Tisson who is marking 25 years in the Calypso Business and 20 years since the release of his big hit "Walk and Wine".

Ricky T did spectacuarly with six nominations for Pressure Boom:
1. Male Soca Performer of the Year
2. Male Soca Artiste of the Year
3. Favourite Up-Tempo Soca Male
4. Beat Soca Remix Collaboration - Ricky T & Mr Vegas
5. Best Soca Road Mix
6. Soca Song of the Year

Pressure Boom (Road Mix)*** (2007 St. Lucia)(Leh Go Meh Riddim) - Ricky T
Newcomer Marie-Anne, who bust on the St Lucia Soca scene in 2007 was nominated her song "Cheating" in two categories:
1. Best New Female Soca Artiste
2. Female Soca Vocalist of the Year

Cheating video - Marie Anne (Directed by Davina Lee)



St. Lucia's "758" Recording Studio was nominated for
1. Best Soca Compilation of the Year
2. Best Rhythm - for SLU Riddim

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The Soca Song of the Year nominees include:
1. "Get On" - Faye-Ann - Trinidad
Get On (Video)**** (2008 Trinidad) - Faye Ann Lyons

2. "Soka Junkie"- Mr Dale - Barbados
Soca Junkie (Video)*** (2007/2008 Barbados) From:http://julianssocamusic.imeem.com - Mr. Dale

3. "Gyal Farm" - Kerwin Dubois & Shal Marshall - Trinidad
Gyal Farm (Roadmix)F.Shal Marshall (2008 Trinidad) - Kerwin Du Bois

4. "Party Annimal" - Problem Child of St Vincent
Party Animal (2007 St. Vincent)(Un Nous Alles Riddim) - Problem Child


For more information and online voting to select your favourite artistes you should checkout:
The Sixth Annual International Soca Awards 2008





2 comments

  1. Congrats to Lucia and Ricky T!!! 07 was the climax for our music. I hope we walk away woth something. All hail the ambassador Ricky T!!! I hope he doesn't get swell headed.

    Now Ms. Nyree, help me: what is the SLU riddim, keep forgetting. Is that tik-tok by Alpha???

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  2. That's really impressive, congratulations definitely go out to Ricky T, Marie-Ann and Invader, I wish them all the best. I think we should all encourage as many persons as possible to log on and vote for Ricky T and Marie-Ann in their respective categories. I was surprised to see Marie-Ann had picked up the nominations she did because I wasn't aware she'd garnered such appeal outside of St Lucia, I'm happy for her though, that's great. It'd have been nice to see TJ get some love as well for "Coming Down De Road" a boss tune in my opinion, I think he's extremely talented and he hasn't failed to deliver another hit this year, "Wine Up On Me" is another boss tune, but I guess there's always next year.
    But go vote people and spread the word: http://www.socaawards.com/phpQ/fillsurvey.php?sid=4

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