Mr. Killa made International Soca Monarch history on the weekend! After several years of entering the competition in Trinidad, he finally won over the weekend with his hit song “Run Wid It.” The song which was released less than 2 months before the final leg of the competition gained instant popularity in Grenada, Trinidad & Tobago, and within the Caribbean Diaspora.
Killa’s performance included a stage full of golden warriors, biting freestyles, and an epic close with him sailing on top of the crowd in a boat. It was a clear victory when he finished as the crowd cheered his name over and over.
While Mr. Killa topped the power soca category, he is dubbed the International Soca Monarch 2019 and won 1 million TT dollars. Iwer from Trinidad placed second and Mr. Legz from Grenada placed third.
In the Groovy category, Trinidadian Swappi placed first, St. Lucian Teddyson John second with Vent, and Grenadian V’ghn placed third with Trouble in the Morning.
Lil Natty & Thunda also competed in the Power category and Mandella Linkz in the Groovy. They all represented their tri-island state well.