Wha de jail…!
How on earth did we at islandista miss this?
Soca songbird Destra Garcia is joining the line of soca mummies as she is pregnant with her first child.
She revealed this in an interview with the Trinidad Express last week.
She told the Express she did not even realise she was pregnant for a while as she “always had a bit of an iregular cycle” and she had no morning sickness.
However, she did notice that she had become a bit more bountiful up top, as she had gone up by two bra cup sizes.
The father to be is her long-time boyfriend, Brian Morris, who is the sound engineer for her band, Atlantik. He says the couple is planning marriage to go with baby in the “not too distant future”.
However, like the other soca mummies – Alison Hinds, Denyse Belfon and most recently, Fay-Ann Lyons, Destra does not seem to intend to stop performing.
At a recent show at Adam Smith Square in Woodbrook, Saucy Wow coached Destra on how to do de wickedest preggers wine, much to the delight of all the fans.
The baby is due in January 2010 – right, right before Carnival 2010 and it will be interesting to see how Destra copes with the public pressure that is sure to come to bear on her.
You know how we West Indians like to act like pregnancy is a illness that requires a woman to be bed-ridden.
In the meantime, we at Islandista offer our congrats to the mummy to be!