TEN WOMEN and a father who plays the role of mother were treated to an evening of dance, comedy, song, drama and heaps of fun at the 16th Mum, This One’s For You show last Sunday.
The Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre was packed on Mother’s Day for the show, which began with an energetic and colourful dance presentation by Pedro And Friends. They pulled out all the stops with a shaggy bear, stiltwalker and dancers.
Up next was talented, part-time comedian Nathan Richards, who made his mother proud and at the same time gained loads of fans with his rendition of the timeless classic by Andrea Bocelli, Time To Say Goodbye as well as his playing of Schubert’s Ave Maria on the flute.
Music lovers got their fill of artistes such as John King, Desmond Fowl Weekes (organiser of the show), Donella Weekes-Oliver, calypsonians Kinky Star, Ronnie D, Adrian Clarke and Marcia Walthrust, all backed by gifted youngsters who made up Project X The Band as well as back-up vocalists Eleanor Rice, Sophia Lovell-Harding and Romancia Murray.
Young Combermerian Rickardo Reid was the epitome of professionalism as he executed a hilarious, yet thought-provoking dramatisation.
Master of ceremonies Kevin KB Kleen Hinds also brought his range of comedy, while the versatile Mac Fingall was a one-man show. He sang, played the role of a griot, danced and made many in the large audience roar with laughter.
King and queen of the 2016 Shine Like A Diamond Pageant, Paul Carrington and Danielle Thomas, made an appearance, with Thomas returning to perform a dance to Michael Jackson’s They Don’t Care About Us.
Monsignor Vincent Blackett and President of the Senate, Kerryann Ifill, with their Loyal Son and Daughter awards, respectively.
However, it was first runner-up in the same pageant, Delcia Boyce, who stole the spotlight with her inspiring vocals. The 19-year-old received a standing ovation for her delivery of Can’t Give Up Now.
Several people were praised during the evening, including this year’s eleven honorees: Sharon Bellamy-Thompson, Adlin Corbin, Claudia Greaves, Cheryl Hunte, Marva Springer, Wilma Clarke, Norma Jackman, Ardith Young, Pat Parris, Gwyneth Squires and Katheann Grimes, who was sweetly surprised by a tear-jerking acapella of You Raise Me Up by long-time friend Anthony Gabby Carter.
The Loyal Son and Daughter awards were presented to Monsignor Vincent Blackett and President of the Senate, Kerryann Ifill, respectively.
Two home help workers from the National Assistance Board, Shannah Holder and Jacqueline Marshall, were also praised for their kind service to the aged. (SDB Media)