WIADCA announces 2023 carnival winners

The West Indian-American Day Carnival Association (WIADCA) on Monday announced the winners of this year’s Caribbean Carnival, with Skymaxx Mas snatching Adult Band of the Year, with “Into the Wild.”

Other competitors for Adult Band of the Year comprise: Big Boy Productions (Tribe is Colors); Banboche (Heritage); 1199 SIEU Social Cultural Committee (Phoenix Rising); Antoine International (Erotica); Suga Candy Mas (Zodiac Signs); BParadise (Villains of Arkam); Greenz United (Amazonia); I am Caribbeing (Diaspora); and Branches (Enchanted Garden).

Patrick Prescott, portraying D’King Zion by Big Boy Productions, won the King of Carnival, with Shani Bulter, portraying Goddess of D’Purple Jewels, also by Big Boy Productions, winning Queen of Carnival.

In the Junior Carnival category, Kaisokah Moko Jumbies USA, portraying Fusion of Culture, won Junior Band of the Year.

Other contenders were: Sherzel Productions (Rebirth); 1122 SIEU Cultural Committee (Phoenix Rising); D’Midas International NY, Inc. (B’way: A Journey through Life); Stronjeh Kids (Viva La Mexico); Brooklyn United (The Gods and Goddesses);  New Horizon Mas (Welcome to Niagara Falls);  Jubilee Mas & Hook’d Carnival (Carnival Dreamz); Inspired by Zoe (Enhanced Garden); Mas Productions Unlimited (Fusion, Fusion of Colors); Charlize Horizon (Mystical Illusions of Earth); Kaisos Platinum Kids Mas (A Whole New World – Journey To The East);  Jump Up Productions (Dawning Of A New Day); BParadise Mas – Kiddies (Down The Rabbit Hole); Suga Candy Kidz (All Thing Under The Sea); Deck/Mango Tree Productions (A Journey Tru Time); Antoine International — (Halloween); Queendom Mas (As The World Turns The Four Seasons Of The Year); Soca Royals (Reign ); and Sesame Carnival (Destinations — The Arrival – Sesame Carnival).

King Mansa Musa, The Third, portrayed by Rajon Vessup and produced by Kaisokah Moko Jumbies won Junior King.

Phoenix Thornhill-Clarke, of Kaisos Platinum Kids Mas, portraying Queen Parvati, won Goddess Of Love And Beauty.