Brownhill’s own Oscar “Astro” Browne has added yet another calypso crown to his trophy case, winning the Culturama 48 TDC Senior Kaiso Monarch on Thursday, July 28, 2022.
Eight calypsonians faced off in two rounds, each rendering one song each round. At the end of the night the Kaiso Finals came down to the battle of the kings, with three former Culturama Kaiso Monarchs taking the top spots.
King Astro scored an unbeatable 826 points, while Keith “King Dis N’ Dat” Scarborough placed first runner-up with 809 points, and Andrew “King Hollywood” Nisbett came in at second runner-up with 806 points.
Astro’s winning renditions were “De Spell” and “Movie”; Dis N’ Dat performed “Dunce Like a Bat” and “De Plot”; and Hollywood sang “Done De Nonsense” and “Everybody Need Somebody”.
Hon. Eric Evelyn, Minister of Culture in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) congratulated King Astro on winning his fifth Kaiso crown. The veteran calypsonian, who is the reigning National Calypso Monarch, had last won the Kaiso crown in Nevis in 2015.