Elphlin Warner (King Meeko) awarded MBE in Queen’s birthday honours list
Photo Caption: King Meeko Album Cover: Back On Track, (sourced photo)
Nine time Calypso King, Elphlin Warner is among 5 St. Kitts and Nevis Nationals awarded in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List, (June 7th).
Crefton Warner as he is more commonly known was awarded a MBE – Member of The Most Excellent Order of The British Empire for his contribution to Calypso and Musical Development.
King Meeko also formerly known as Mighty Meeko is regarded as one of Nevis’ legendary calypsonians with the second most Culturama crowns.
He was first crowned Calypso King in 1978 and went on to win eight more crowns. King Meeko won in 1982, 1985, 1991, 1994, 1997, 1999, 2001 and 2004.
Some of his most popular songs are Nation Building, Nevis Nice, Nevis Still Nice, Darkest Hour, My Country, In Times Like These and Love We Festival – a collab with Delly of Kore Band.
Warner was the lone Nevisian among the five recognized St. Kitts and Nevis nationals.
The other awardees are:
Ambassador Constance Mitcham: Recognized for her contribution to National Development and Law. She received the Dame Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (DBE)
Dr Cameron Wilkinson: Awarded for his contribution to Medicine and was awarded the Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, (CBE).
Mr. Denzil Crooke – Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) was awarded for his contribution to Commerce and Business Development.
Ms. Angeline Revan for her contribution to Education, Community and Public Service awarded a MBE – Member of the Most Excellent Order Of The British Empire.