Eleven artistes have been chosen to take part in the 2012 National Ragga Soca Monarch Competition which will be held at Carnival City Victoria Park on Friday June 29th
Competing this year for the crown are Orande 'Bomani' Charles (Sagga Boy), Lornette 'Fya Empress' Nedd (Bam Bam Talk), Tamisha Nicholls (Talk), Danielle Veira (Tell me), Zoelah Boyde (Jack it up), Cornelius 'Poorsah' Williams (Knocking Plate), Frankie 'Wise Guy' Thompson (Bumper tun over), Phil 'Dr. P' DaSilva (Carnival), Eghorne 'Troblous' Alexander (Don't let go), Aurella 'Queen B' Beache (Nice and Sweet), Shaunelle McKenzie (Ruff Rider), Godwin 'Gao' Billy (Only money she want), Troots and Ice (Sweet for so), Hance John (Down Dey) and Reaon 'Madzart' Primus (Woman love married man).
Last year's Ragga Soca competition was won by Skarpyon.
The show last year has as guest performer Jamaican dancehall artiste Busy Signal. This year will see a live performance from Jamaican dancehall sensation Garfield Spence aka Konshens.
Konshens of 'Bubble gal ah bubble' fame has other hits including "Winner", "Rasta Impostor", "This Means Money", "Good Girl Gone Bad", "Gal Dem A Talk", "Realest Song", "Represent", "Do Sumn" and "Forward".