Photo: Soca Crew: Farmer Nappy, Patrice Roberts, Olatunji Yearwood, Giselle D'Wassi One, Jelan Cumberbatch and Blaxx.
Port of Spain, Trinidad - May 4 2017 -
It was far from business as usual for Darryl "Farmer Nappy" Henry in Nassau, The Bahamas last evening. The Soca superstar, responsible for such Soca hits as "Chippin'", "My House" and "Big People Party" was treated to a surprise birthday celebration at Mario's in Nassau on Wednesday evening, which was organised by New York-based DJ Giselle D'Wassi One and friends.
Photo: Brothers in Soca: Farmer Nappy and Machel Montano
An unsuspecting Farmer Nappy was reduced to tears of joy as he entered the rooftop event to much commotion and fanfare, and was offered heartwarming hugs and best wishes by his music industry peers. The star-studded guestlist included Blaxx of the Roy Cape All Stars, Ricardo Drue, 2-time International Soca Monarch King Voice, Olatunji Yearwood, Patrice Roberts, Teddyson John of St Lucia, Barbadian born acts Marvay and Peter Ram, members of Road March winners The Ultimate Rejects and Grammy and Soul Train award-winner Machel Montano with his son, Nicholas. Other music industry professionals in attendance included Trinbagonian media mogul Tony Chow Lin On, Artiste Manager Nikiesha Ali, Roy Cape All Stars Publicist Tenille Clarke, Jelani Cumberbatch of JC Management Co. Limited, Montano's Manager Che Kothari and Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival event promoter Trevor Davis, among others.
Photo: Three Kings: Voice, Teddyson John and Ricardo Drue share a hearty laugh during Farmer Nappy's surprise birthday bash.
"Tonight was really, really special for me," said Farmer Nappy during the festivities. "Almost everybody who I would want to celebrate my birthday with is in this room right now. Over 30 years in the music business and I feel really blessed and humbled to be surrounded by my Soca family on such a memorable day. It's always a love and I couldn't ask for anything more."
Photo: A bevy of Bahamian beauties strike a pose.
Currently, the top Soca superstars are in Nassau for Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival, which kicks off tonight (Thursday) with a massive concert series featuring the top artistes and bands in Soca Music including Blaxx and the Roy Cape All Stars, Bunji Garlin, and Fay-Ann Lyons and the Asylum Family and Machel Montono and the HD Band. The Carnival culminates with its Parade of the Bands on Saturday 6th May in the country's capital city.
Photo: The specialty cake for birthday boy Farmer Nappy.
Photo: DJ Eternal Vibes from the USA provided quality entertainment for the evening's celebrations.
Photo: Farmer Nappy with media mogul Tony Chow Lin On.
Photo: Farmer Nappy and Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival Event Promoter, Trevor Davis.