Finley Jeffrey

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Finley Jeffrey
Born Finley George Jeffrey
(1969-07-22) 22 July 1969 (age 45)
Chantimelle, St. Patrick
Nationality Grenadian

Finley Jeffrey (born 22 July 1969), also known as "Scholar" and "King Scholar", is a Grenadian calypsonian, Soca Artiste and songwriter. He has been crowned King of Grenada Calypso on seven separate occasions since his 1993 debut. He is also one-time Soca monarch and one-time Groovy Soca monarch

He was Grenada's representative in the 2006 Carifesta Calypso Monarch Competition, where he achieved fifth place out of a group that included Destroyer, Luta, Sandra, Cro Cro and Sugar Aloes; the Kittitian Destroyer walked away with the top prize.

King Scholar is one of Grenada's Cultural Ambassadors. He is a versatile artist, though he is known more so for his political and social calypsoes. He is an exceptional composer/writer and has written numerous songs (calypso and Soca.

Early life[edit]

Jeffrey was born in the village of Chantimelle, St Patrick, Grenada, on 22 July 1969 to small farmers Rita and Henezie Jeffrey. His father Henezie has his own claim to celebrity, being widely acknowledged as the last great chantwell (lead singer) of the Short knee bands[1] of Chantimelle, which is how Finley started in calypso and soca - like father like son.

Personal life[edit]

He lives with his wife Dianne and their two children and he is a devoted father to his three children, Zaedel, Filandi and Xaryel. [2]

Selected discography[edit]

  • Voices (1993)
  • Heroes (1996)
  • Legacy (1999)
  • Defense (2009)
  • Belly (1996)
  • Weapons (2003)
  • Can't sing that (1995)
  • Amnesty (1997)
  • Montserrat (1998)
  • Briefcase(2004)
  • All yu ask (1997)
  • Belly (1996)
  • Underneath (1997)
  • Naked (2012)
  • One thumb (2010)
  • Mad man (2009)
  • Facts (2010)
  • Love life (2007)
  • Nice woman factory (2007)
  • Man gone (2007)
  • Hold what (2006)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Grenada Carnival Committee - Spicemas Mas". Spicemasgrenada.com. 2012-08-13. Retrieved 2012-11-17. 
  2. ^ "Calypso". BigDrumNation. Retrieved 2012-11-17.