Dr Hollis “Chalkdust” Liverpool is the 2017 Calypso Monarch, winning a record 9th title at Sunday’s Dimanche Gras show.
Chalkdust took home the $700,000 first prize after performing last in the competition with his tune, “Learn from Arithmetic”.
His song focussed on the issue of child marriages, with a refrain, “75 can’t go into 14”.
Karene Asche placed second, performing “Caught in the Whirlwind” in position number 11.
She took home a second prize of $400,000.
Heather Mac Intosh was 3rd with “Games” which she performed in position number 16 to take home a purse of $200,000.
Terri Lyons was 4th with “The Phrase”, taking home $75,000.
All other contenders from 5th to 17th won $25,000 each.
The following is the full results:
1st. Chalkdust – Learn from Arithmetic
2nd. Karene Asche – Caught in the Whirlwind
3rd. Heather Mac Intosh – Games
4th. Terri Lyons – The Phrase
5th. Rondell Donawa – Lip Service
6th. Devon Seales – I Carmona
7th. Chucky Gordon – Wha Yuh Doing
8th. Queen Victoria – The Call to Prayer
9th. Lady Gypsy – Plight of my People
10th. All Rounder – To Be an Icon
11th. Cro Cro – Final Send-Off
12th. Gypsy – Angry Land
13th. Kurt Allen – My Corn Tree
14th. Sasha Ann Moses – Main Witness
15th. Fya Empress – Guilty
16th. Lady Adanna – Social Media