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Ainsley King takes over at TUCO


Tobagonian Ainsley King has been appointed as president of Trinbago Unified Calypsonians’ Organisation (TUCO) following the death in July of former president Brother Resistance (Lutalo Masimba). Shortly afterwards, King, like his predecessor, was appointed the TUCO representative of the board of the National Carnival Commission.

King is not new to the organisation: before he was appointed president he served as the vice-president to Brother Resistance.

He has revealed his intention to do a major sweep of TUCO’s operational culture so that it better reflects the needs of its members. In an interview, King stated: “I think I am here to save the organisation and put it to a level it has never been before.


King, 53, is an astute businessman and the owner of Angel’s Courier Services Limited. He is vice-president of the Copyright Organisation of Trinidad & Tobago (COTT) and a committee member of the Tobago Festivals Committee. He has served as the chairman of the Tobago arm of TUCO.

He believes that TUCO should be staffed by people who share his passion for improving the organisation and not using it for personal benefit.

King is a calypsonian known for his single Bawl Out, which landed him a spot in the 2010 Soca Monarch finals.

He is the younger brother of calypsonian Johnny King.


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