Saturday 23 November saw Chocolate Nation Mas celebrate their tenth anniversary, which they combined with their thank you party for Notting Hill Carnival 2019. The event took place at 229 The Venue, an old stomping ground for many of us from back in the ‘good ole days’ when it was known as ISH (International Students’ House).
This was a busy night on the soca circuit, which meant a smaller turnout than in previous years – but who was there was there. Those that came were out to wine and jab jab the night away – first to Ms Desire’s energising performance of hit songs, which prepared revellers for top Grenadian favourites Lil Natty & Thunda. The crowd went wild at every song, and when hits such as Top Striker, Tomorrow and Get In Your Section were performed, there was stomping, jumping, running from side to side like crazy. No behaviour – in the best possible taste.
DJ Mike Forbes thanked all the people who have participated and been part of Chocolate Nation’s growth over the past ten years. It’s admirable to see how massive Chocolate Nation has become – and it’s still going strong. A thank you goes out to host Danny D and all the other fantastic DJs on the night, who were all on point with fantastic tunes of past and present.