It was a close run for the top four finalists in the independence calypso competition Friday night, with seven points separating them; however, Sean Niles was crowned on the night.
For the first time, patrons had no choice but to view the competition via virtual means.
Three years in a row, the crown has once again returned to the head of Sean Niles (Sour Serpent).
Niles walked away with the 2021 Independence Calypso Monarch title Friday night defeating nine contenders.
He amassed a total of 87.2 points.
Niles rendition of “Vaccine Nation” captivated the judges giving him a lead of almost three points ahead of second-place Filandy Jeffery with his score of 84.8 points.
Niles who spoke to GBN via telephone on Saturday says should there be a carnival competition this year he is ready.
Third place went to Sheldon Douglas and in position, Anthony Darius who made a comeback after taking a ten years break from the arena.