Denyse Plummer

Denyse Plummer

Denyse Plummer Has Died

Written by: Adela Scotland

Trinidian musical icon Denyse Plummer has passed away at the age of 69 after a battle with stage four cancer.

Growing up, she attended Holy Name Preparatory and Holy Name Convent in Port of Spain. During her time there she was part of the folk  choir and won multiple youth singing competitions. Since leaving her day job in her mid-thirties and entering the local music industry in 1986 in Fiesta Plaza Skinner Park, Plummer overcame pushback due to her ethnicity and went on to become one of the most accomplished and cherished singers in Trinidad and Tobago.

Throughout her career, many of Denyse Plummer’s calypsos boasted about culture and unity. “Nah Leaving,” one of Plummer’s most famous songs, has become a symbol of patriotism and cultural pride in Trinidad and Tobago. In 2015, Plummer announced that she was a ‘born again,’ Christian and would be performing gospelypso and groovy gospel soca tunes from thenceforth. She came of the opinion that calypso and soca beats can be used to glorify God and uplift others.

Caribbean Entertainment Hub would like to offer our condolences to the Family, friends, and loved ones of Denyse Plummer. This week, as Trinidad and Tobago celebrates their 61st independence we hope that everyone remembers the legacy of Denyse Plummer. An exceptionally talented singer, who took pride in her country and her culture and preserved its national heritage through song.





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