- With Deep Thoughts Of Sadness, Sagaboys pass
on the following information.
I received information to pass on to you with regarding a memorial
service for the late Mr Odian Syrus aka "Skunky"
This will take place on Wednesday 31st of October 2007 at The Yaa
Asantewaa, No 1 Chippenham Mews London W9 2AN starting at 6pm,
Caribbean Music Association UK
" the home of soca on the move "
A discipline of
- Notting Hill Carnival Limited
- Voicemail Tel 44 (0) 7903 306177
- Who is Skunky
Her character is strong, her personality bold; She is independent, warm
and in control! She is the UK’s Soca Queen, two times Calypso Monarch of
London and the holder of the Calabash UK Soca Award 2005.
Wen’D first came onto the soca/calypso scene in the early 90’s as the
European Manager for Curtis “General” Grant. By 1995, she managed
“Touchdown Massive”, one of the largest soca bands in London led by
Odian Cyrus aka Skunky approached her in 1999 to do the lead vocals on
“Iron in de Charcoal”. She laughed! I recall Skunky saying, “You can do
it, and I will never back a dead horse!”. Seeking further advice from
her cousin, Nigell Lewis who encouraged and guided her all the way they
headed for Graham Wilson’s studio in Woodbrook, Trinidad when her