Trinidad and Tobago: Carnival Institute of Trinidad and Tobago has shared highlights about the Humming Bird Medal, Neil ‘Iwer’ George, aka ‘The Water Lord’. The highlights were shared on “Topic Tuesday,” through social media account.
While introducing the topic, Carnival Institute stated, “Welcome to #TopicTuesday as we highlight a national award recipient of the Humming Bird Medal, Neil ‘Iwer’ George, aka ‘The Water Lord’.”
According to the post by Carnival Institute of Trinidad and Tobago, Iwer was born on July 11th, 1966, in Point Fortin and attended Fyzabad Composite Secondary School.
Iwer began his professional career in the singing field at age 21, with his first hit being “Boom Boom Time” in 1987, which came 2nd in the Road March Competition. While his music is primarily to a soca beat, songs written by him contain a fair amount of social commentary, touching on racial issues and financial hardships.
Since the start of his career in the 1980s, Iwer has continued to be at the forefront of the soca scene. He has recorded a number of songs and has maintained a consistent touring schedule across the Caribbean, North America, and Europe. He is a longstanding fan favourite and the recipient of multiple soca tournament victories, the post by institute on social media.
In 2000, Iwer’s “Carnival Come Back Again” tied with Superblue’s “Pump Up” as Road March winning competition. He has also placed 3rd in the Road March competition in 2011, 2012, and 2017 with “Come to Me,” “No Pain,” and “Take a Bathe,” respectively. Iwer was titled Soca Monarch in 2020 with “Stage Gone Bad.”
Neil (Iwer) George received the Humming Bird Medal Silver National Award in the sphere of entertainment on September 24th, 2022, at the President’s House for distinguished and outstanding service to the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.