Ravi B, Omardath Maharaj tie for first in Chutney Soca Monarch competition

Soca chutney artistes Ravi B and Omardath Maharaj are joint winners of this year's Chutney Soca Monarch.

The event was held at Skinner Park in San Fernando Saturday night and both artistes were expected to place in the top three.

However, in the end the judges were unable to seperate Ravi B's "Budget" from Maharaj's "Ramsingh Sharma" and announced a tie.

Defending champion Kris "KI" Persad placed third.

Chris Garcia took 1st place in the Ultimate Chutney Challenge followed by Rikki Jai.

Artistes in that category were required to perform songs that were a minimum of 10 years old.

Prize Structure:

Chutney Soca Monarch:

1st $500,000
2nd $150,000
3rd $75,000
4th – 10th $25,000 each

Ultimate Chutney Challenge

1st $100,000
2nd – 10th $20,000

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