Invincible Terron is a calypso king
A young Bermudian in the Caribbean who played among the calypso greats has won a prestigious youth award for music.
Terron Webb, 15, was applauded by lawmakers in the St Kitts and Nevis House of Assembly when he was awarded a 25 Most Remarkable Teens Award.
Mark Brantley, the Premier of Nevis and the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Aviation of the federal state of St Kitts and Nevis, told parliament that the young musician liked to “associate himself with greatness” after he performed with calypso musician King Meeko, who has been awarded an MBE for services to music.
Mr Brantley, who presented Terron with the award last month, added that Terron in had earned the stage name “Invincible”.
He told the House: “Perhaps it is appropriate, Mr Speaker, that his calypso name be Invincible, because he has demonstrated that anytime he has hit the stage he is, indeed, invincible.”
Terron, who has spent most of his life in St Kitts and Nevis, made his stage debut in 2013 when he played at the Nevis Cultural Festival Junior Calypso Competition aged eight.
He placed second runner-up that year and took the first runner-up spot in the competition for the next two years.
He went on to win the Junior Calypso Competition three years in a row – and at present holds the title of Culturama Junior Calypso King.
Terron started to compete in the St Kitts Nevis National Junior Carnival Primary School Junior Calypso Show aged ten where he went down in history as the first primary school competitor to win the competition three years in a row.
Terron graduated to the high school-level of the competition in 2018 and went on to win the crown two more times.
He is the reigning National Carnival High School King and holds the record of being a Junior Calypso Monarch for five years straight.
Terron has performed at the St Thomas and St James Village Festivals alongside about 13 other calypsonians, some of whom were adults.
He placed second in the St James Village Festival and the St Thomas Village Festival, where he held the second-place position for four years and also won best performance.
Terron also performed in the Bermuda Heroes Weekend Soca Competition in 2017 and the Regional Junior Soca Competition in St Eustatius in 2018 and placed second in both.
But his crowning achievement came when he sang alongside calypso superstar Elphlin Warner, known as King Meeko, during a performance of the Nevis-musician’s hit song “Ruff Me Up” in 2018.
Mr Warner, from Nevis is a calypso legend and has won the second-highest number of Culturama crowns in history.
Terron also worked with Montserratian singer-songwriter Justin Hero Cassell when he was invited to Montserrat to perform at their St Patrick’s Day Festival last year.
He has also performed at the Manchester Carnival and Leeds Carnival in Britain and was scheduled to perform at the 2020 Carifta Games in Bermuda before it was cancelled because of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Mr Brantley told the House that Terron had “conquered the stage” at a young age and deserved the prestigious award.
He added: “I confess, Mr Speaker, this is the first time I’ve seen Mr Webb so relaxed, because every time I see him he seems to be on a stage – dancing, singing, full of energy.”