Wednesday 2 December, 2020

Chutney Soca singer protests use of Bollywood melodies in competition

Veteran Chutney Soca singer Kenneth Supersad will be holding a press conference this morning to protest the use of Bollywood songs in the competition.

Supersad, who has been a finalist in the Chutney Soca Monarch competition 15 times, told Loop the use of Bollywood melodies has to stop.

"They using Bollywood melodies in the competition and winning two million, I going to make some noise, every year I singing original songs and getting rob," he said.

Supersad, who has entered the competition this year, said he will hold the press conference outside of Southex in San Fernando, the company behind the competition. 

He said he is hoping for a meeting with George Singh, owner of Southex, on the issue.

When contacted, Singh, however, said he was in Port-of-Spain for television interviews to promote the event and did not want to comment on Supersad's claims.

"We have been making statements about this for many years, it is monotonous now," he said.

He advised that Supersad look within before criticising.

"He has had some of the songs with the most distasteful lyrics," said Singh. 

Supersad is known for songs such as "Gee She A Cock", "Long Ting Low Lee" and "Bull" among others.

"The problems that exist within the music industry are real problems but we do have a show to run and we must ensure we have the best music in the show," said Singh.

 

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