Guardian Central Bureau
THE 2007 CHUTNEY Monarch Nirmal “Massive” Gosein has said he plans to donate part of his winnings to charity in the name of Jesus.
Gosein copped the crown and the $150,000 purse on Saturday night at the finals of the competition at Guaracara Park, Point-a-Pierre, singing Wave Your Balisier.
Gosein, a devout Christian, who attends the Marabella Open Bible Church, told the Guardian: “I was sick on Friday night, roasting with fever, and I felt that I did not have the strength to go to the show and I prayed.
“Jesus my saviour gave me that strength to rise beyond sickness and perform.
“I plan to give a substantial portion of that prize money to charity in the name of the Lord.”
Massive said he hopes to get the prize cheque before the upcoming general election. He said some of the winnings would also be pumped into the development of his five-year old Chutney-Calypso tent which gives free shows to the public annually.
Massive, who sang in the seventh spot, said he does not believe in luck but faith.
The entertainer said his song tells of the struggle and pressure he faced to get sponsorship from the United National Congress (UNC) while the party was in and out of government.
He said: “I am telling, through lyrics, the struggle I had as an artiste from the UNC as government and as a party who failed to recognise culture as an important force in uniting a nation. Culture is one area where they (the UNC) have failed miserably.”
Massive you is ah real bigo dog. Yuh sell out all yuh brothers and sisters for ah mess of pottage.
Indian people will have the fockin opportunity one day to spit or shit on immoral fockin humans like you and all all yuh fockers who selling out all yuh souls to fockin horse face Joan Yuille Williams.
People like you, Heeralal Rampartap, Rickki Jai, Edward Ramdass, Falco, The Shiv Shakti Dancers, Falco and not forgetting that neemakharam Hansraj Ramkissoon. All yuh feel niggas does support all yuh and listen to all yuh songs. They have they fockin ole niggas calysonian to follow. You think dey does listen to the fockin shit with Standard One lyrics all yuh does be puttin down on people.
One fockin day or maybe even today all yuh go have to fall back on Indian people for support and they should fock all yuh to the cross. I hope dey do, just like they did to Sundar Popo.
Ungrateful mudders conts.