Nirmal “Massive” Gosine has been receiving a lot of public attention for a song that has been controversial to say the least.
The song, “Rowley Mother Count” was produced by popular arranger Leston Paul, and has not been played on the radio since it was produced two weeks ago.
In it Gosine sings about Dr. Keith Rowley’s mother planting and selling vegetables, she falls victim to thieves then counts her losses.
There is word today that the organizers of national chutney and soca contests believe that the song about the Prime Minister’s mother is so offensive that they have banned the song on their stages for Carnival 2018.
Promoter of the annual Chutney Soca Monarch competition George Singh has reportedly described the song as distasteful.
Gosine, a chutney singer/composer for 22 years justified his song by referring the PNM to past calypsoes such as Oma Account Big, Paul, Your Mudder Come, and Your Mudder Can’t.
He also said the complaints about the song had attracted more attention to it and brought him more bookings to perform.
Gosine has been a finalist on numerous occasions in both the Chutney Soca Monarch and the National Chutney Foundation competitions.