Women take a bashing in Battle of the Sexes
It was a one-sided event at the ninth annual Battle of the Sexes on Saturday night. The much anticipated event was held at Jean Pierre Complex in Port-of-Spain to an almost sold out crowd. Spektakula promotions hosted the show as the genders battled for bragging rights for the next year. Even co-hosts Nikki Crosby and Tommy Joseph had their own battle of wits. The show started promptly at 7.30 pm.
The ladies came out of the ring first with two blows from Singing Sandra and Trini Jacob. The former sang two of her popular hits Ghetto of the Mind and Sexy Employers. Besides singing, the artistes threw out advice, explaining why their represented gender was better. Sandra even said she was not a man-basher, but would represent the women of the universe.
Destra Garcia and her band tried to get the crowd into her Sassyness, but she had to plead with the crowd to obey her hand-waving instructions, and when that did not work, she ran into the crowd to get them off their seats. With the ladies backed into a corner, the knockout punch was about to come as a rejuvenated Bajan Invasion took the stage.
Shurwayne set to thrill at Ladies Night
Red plastic Bag from Barbados sang a few of his known grooveys from over the years and finished with his 2009 selection Wrong Gyal; even Nikki came out to take a wine. Peter Ram’s White Pants Tight and Biggie Irie’s Big Gyal started the preparation for the referee to start making his count. The Clico Shiv Shakti dancers went up against the Eclectic dancers. However, by the time Shurwayne Winchester and You and Patch and Mastamind singing Rum and Roti, it was all over for the ladies.
The coffin was in the hole and the undertaker started to throw the dirt when Shurwayne presented England-based Reggae Rand B singer Maxi Priest. It was one of the few occasions on the night when most of the patrons stood up without being asked to.
source: Trinidad Guardian