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Bunji, Fay Ann Pull out Of Soca Monarch
« on: January 17, 2013, 09:11:54 PM »
http://www.trinidadexpress.com/news/Bunji__Fay_Ann__Pull_out-187390301.html

Bunji, Fay Ann Pull out

Soca Monarch shocker

 By Wayne Bowman



Story Created: Jan 17, 2013 at 9:55 PM ECT
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Story Updated: Jan 17, 2013 at 9:57 PM ECT )


Bunji Garlin and Fay Ann Lyons-Alvarez have both bowed out of the International Groovy and Power Soca Monarch competitions, respectively.
 
The couple announced this last night, saying they decided to withdraw because they believe that fundamental clauses in the competitors' contracts were objectionable and demanded too much of the winners.
 
They were therefore advised by their management and legal representatives that it was best they pull out of the competition before the semi-final round on Sunday at the Arima Velodrome. Bunji had pulled position number 15 and Lyons-Alvarez number 20.
 
Among the elements in the contract with which Bunji and Lyons-Alvarez took exception to was the rule that winners must give back to the Caribbean Prestige Foundation (CPF) five per cent of the winnings.
 
Also, the winners must defend the respective titles the following year, or they will have to pay back 90 per cent of the prize money.
 
Another clause the artistes are objecting to in the contract is that the winners must attend the prize distribution ceremony wherever it may be, here at home or abroad.
 
Chairman of CPF William Munro, said last night he was saddened and very hurt over Lyons-Alvarez and Bunji pulling out only two days before the semi-finals, and he was hoping they would reconsider.
 
"There was never any discussion. They could have even sent a letter, and I would have sat down with them to see how we could work things out. Last year, I had two meetings with many of the artistes at my home, and we presented the rules and they were agreed on."
 
"Fay Ann topped the Power in the preliminaries and Bunji topped in the Groovy. I am wondering how the public is going to take this news because everybody was so happy when they returned.
 
"I hope they will reconsider or at least meet with me. I have no malice and still love them. I will bend over backwards for them, but I can't change the rules to please only two people," Munro said.
 
Lyons-Alvarez and Bunji did not compete in the Soca Monarch competition last year and at that time announced they were considering not returning because they wanted to focus on taking their music directly to an international audience.
 
When Bunji ended up with a major hit with the release of the song "Differentology" in November last year, people began to call for his return to the competition. This was the same with Lyons-Alvarez when she released, among other songs, "D Stage Open".
 
After several weeks of saying they will consider returning to the Soca Monarch if that was what the people wanted, the couple's management registered them to compete, with Bunji in the Groovy and Lyons-Alvarez in the Power Soca Monarch.
 
Adding to the excitement of their return was the fact that Lyons' father, five-time Soca Monarch champion SuperBlue, had also made a comeback after an over-decade-long hiatus.
 
All soca music fans and the public at large were anticipating a grand showdown at the Hasely Crawford National Stadium on Carnival Friday between Lyons-Alvarez, SuperBlue, Iwer George and defending Power Soca champion Machel Montano, as well as the clash between Bunji and Montano in the Groovy category.

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Re: Bunji, Fay Ann Pull out Of Soca Monarch
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2013, 01:40:12 PM »
And dey damn right.
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Re: Bunji, Fay Ann Pull out Of Soca Monarch
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2013, 01:55:27 PM »
Look he freestyling about it. Check from about 3:05

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Re: Bunji, Fay Ann Pull out Of Soca Monarch
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2013, 05:57:55 PM »
drag your bow ! Mr. Fiddler. Staright out of the Midnight Robber Tradition. Pretty Good.

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Re: Bunji, Fay Ann Pull out Of Soca Monarch
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2013, 06:00:39 PM »
I having a hard time understanding the criticism of Bunji and Fay Ann.

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Re: Bunji, Fay Ann Pull out Of Soca Monarch
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2013, 06:11:38 PM »
I having a hard time understanding the criticism of Bunji and Fay Ann.

Bakes, plz don't even try. Both entertainers and promoters will drive you crazy.

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Re: Bunji, Fay Ann Pull out Of Soca Monarch
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2013, 10:45:37 PM »
So all these years they competing they now find out what the contract say?
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Re: Bunji, Fay Ann Pull out Of Soca Monarch
« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2013, 11:09:55 PM »
So all these years they competing they now find out what the contract say?

Does that make any sense to you?  Did you read the reason why?  Clearly these are new changes inserted into the contracts.

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Re: Bunji, Fay Ann Pull out Of Soca Monarch
« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2013, 11:18:43 PM »
In this interview earlier today/last night on Synergy TV, Bunji and Fay-Ann clarified exactly why they pulled out of Soca Monarch and then Bunji actually wished all the artists who qualified for the final good luck near the end of the interview!
They seem to hold no hard feelings against Monroe and his organisation but Fay-Ann seems to be learning fast from the law degree she is now pursuing.

Take a listen!!

Interview With Fay Ann & Bunji About Soca Monarch
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/rRzQ-Bgx_uA" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/rRzQ-Bgx_uA</a>
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Re: Bunji, Fay Ann Pull out Of Soca Monarch
« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2013, 12:30:32 PM »
So all these years they competing they now find out what the contract say?

Does that make any sense to you?  Did you read the reason why?  Clearly these are new changes inserted into the contracts.

All I read is that they did could not agree to the fundamental clauses in the contract. No where in the article they talk about recent inclusion in the contract. Can't see how one can ascertain that it is "clearly" new.
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Re: Bunji, Fay Ann Pull out Of Soca Monarch
« Reply #10 on: January 23, 2013, 12:59:31 PM »
All I read is that they did could not agree to the fundamental clauses in the contract. No where in the article they talk about recent inclusion in the contract. Can't see how one can ascertain that it is "clearly" new.

Okay... you just start following de story then.  Check the vid posted... starts about 19 mins in.  Once you get up to speed you'll realize that the proposed language is a new development.

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Re: Bunji, Fay Ann Pull out Of Soca Monarch
« Reply #11 on: January 31, 2013, 03:24:34 PM »
here's another view on why they pulled out:
http://youtu.be/etFcFFctAIw

Bunji/Fay Ann's Pullout: Good Business?
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/etFcFFctAIw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/etFcFFctAIw</a>
« Last Edit: January 31, 2013, 05:37:47 PM by Socapro »

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Re: Bunji, Fay Ann Pull out Of Soca Monarch
« Reply #12 on: January 31, 2013, 06:13:29 PM »
here's another view on why they pulled out:
http://youtu.be/etFcFFctAIw

Bunji/Fay Ann's Pullout: Good Business?
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/etFcFFctAIw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/etFcFFctAIw</a>

From a very very reliable source, that's the jist of it, not sure if the video mentioned they have to perform at a Munro event for free and that the part of defending the title is very strict.
SuperBlue manager is the same Munroe
btw he still very heavily into the drugs
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Re: Bunji, Fay Ann Pull out Of Soca Monarch
« Reply #13 on: February 04, 2013, 12:14:58 AM »
here's another view on why they pulled out:
http://youtu.be/etFcFFctAIw

Bunji/Fay Ann's Pullout: Good Business?
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/etFcFFctAIw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/etFcFFctAIw</a>

From a very very reliable source, that's the jist of it, not sure if the video mentioned they have to perform at a Munro event for free and that the part of defending the title is very strict.
SuperBlue manager is the same Munroe
btw he still very heavily into the drugs
That last line there is the deciding factor for me!
Superblue has got a great song this year and I dearly want to support him and see him beat Machel but only if I know he is trying to stay clean and set a good example for the younger generation regards staying off of drugs.

Superblue is a Grand Dad now for goodness sake. He needs to clean up his act as I don't want to see him blowing most of his $2 million winnings on drugs and then being unfit/unable to defend his title next year meaning that he will then owe Monroe 90% of his winnings back.
« Last Edit: February 04, 2013, 12:17:13 AM by Socapro »
De higher a monkey climbs is de less his ass is on de line, if he works for FIFA that is! ;-)

 

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