Luni Spark and Electrify
Sons of Grenada’s first Female Calypso Monarch making strides in the Soca Arena Born in the historic parish of St. Patrick in the northern part of Grenada to the first female calypso monarch - Cynthia Ogiste “Lady Cinty” and Thompson Ogiste are two (2) of Grenada’s most promising Soca artistes - Kellon and Kelson Ogiste, known in the Soca Arena as Luni Spark and Electrify respectively. Growing up in a quiet and humble environment in an atmosphere that breeds Soca and Calypso music, the brothers acquired an appreciation and love for the art form. After ensuring that education really formed the foundation of their future, Luni Spark and Electrify decided to endeavour into the Soca industry. It was Luni spark who made the first attempt at the Junior School Soca Monarch in 2002, followed by his brother Electrify who in 2003 created an “upset” when he made it to the semi-final round of Soca Monarch.
With a taste of competition and the love of family and fans they continued on a separate level, writing songs and performing for their home crowd. It was in 2005, however, that the tables began to turn when Luni Spark decided to compose and record a variety of music which included a Dancehall track which he performed in the Caribbean Star Search Competition in Antigua. On his return to Grenada, they decided that the two (2) would create a greater impact than just one, and so the electrifying duo was born. Their first major performance was at the National Groovy Monarch Competition in Grenada during Spice Mas 2k6, and what an impression they created with their hit-single: “Miss de Mass”. While they did not take the crown locally in that season, Luni Spark and Electrify proved to the crowd that they had what it took to be winners when they captured the Groovy Monarch title in New York in September of that same year.
After one (1) year of dedicated writing and rehearsing, the duo released their winning selection for Spice Mas 2k7 entitled: “High” which literally kept the Soca revelers soaring from the beginning of the Carnival season to the end; with the ultimate climax happening at Carnival City when Luni Spark and Electrify took the Soca Monarch title with a performance as never experienced in years. The crowning of Luni Spark and Electrify in 2007 created history as they became the first duo to be crowned kings of Soca Monarch in Grenada, which undoubtedly made them the overall favorites of Spice Mas 2k7. Among their other hits performed were “Coming Back”, “Somebody Say”, and “Home Sweet Home”.
Presently Luni Spark and Electrify are working tirelessly to promote themselves for the up coming regional competitions, with greater emphasis being placed on the Trinidad and Tobago International Soca Monarch to be held in February of 2008 as it will give them the much-needed exposure to move forward in the industry. Soca lovers can prepare themselves for an outburst of natural energy that is synonymous with the names of the duo. The fusing of different genres of music together with their god-given talents, makes them versatile artistes and easily adaptable on the international market. Luni Spark and Electrify’s long-term goal in the entertainment industry is to become cultural ambassadors for Grenada, and to assist in placing the island at the top on the international scene musically. The duo is also putting on the front burner, the possibilities of doing collaborations with other artistes coupled with the release of their first reggae album in 2k8.
Luni spark and Electrify are very proud of their achievements, thus far, and their ability to write and part-produce their music. In their home country, they are dubbed as excellent entertainers with positive vibes, immense potential and endless energy when performing yet humble.
Luni Spark and Electrify added the Grenada Soca Monarch 2008 Title to their growing list of successes.