Junior Calypso Monarch to battle sister and dad in calypso final
Junior Calypso Monarch Omani Cupid is flanked by dad Gosnel “GC” Cupid (left) and sister Shaunelle McKenzie.
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July 7, 2023
Junior Calypso Monarch to battle sister and dad in calypso final

The winner of the Junior Calypso competition, Secondary Schools category, is ready to compete alongside his sister and dad in the finals of the National Calypso competition slated for Sunday, July 9.

Fourteen-year-old Omani Cupid, overcame eight other competitors to take the crown in the Secondary Schools category of Junior Calypso

on Tuesday, July 4 doing a rendition written by his sister, Shaunelle McKenzie, herself a former junior calypso winner.

The young calypsonian praised his sister and his dad, Gosnel “GC” Cupid for their efforts in preparing him for the junior competition.

During an interview with SEARCHLIGHT, Omani also said he hopes to win more crowns and he is ready to perform in the finals on the night of Dimanche Gras.

Cupid is no stranger to the junior competition; the student of the Emmanuel High School, Mesopotamia has participated three times at that level.

History will be created on Sunday when for the first time, a father, daughter, and son will battle each other in the same competition. Omani will also be the youngest person to compete in a National Calypso final.

“As for me going up against my dad and brother, it’s a little different for me, as we are working together to ensure that we each put on top notch performances,” Shaunelle told SEARCHLIGHT.

“I love them both and want to see all three of us at the top,” said the veteran songbird who has eight junior crowns, and three senior wins under her belt.