Soca star Ricardo Drue’s family background revealed following his sudden demise
Ricardo Drue, a gifted soca musician from Antigua and Barbuda, has been a bright star in the Caribbean music scene. His compelling and vibrant performances have captured many hearts. He’s earned a reputation for his hit tracks, such as Vagabond, Professional, and ID Stamp Yuh Name, which have been well-received by his fans. Since his childhood, Drue exhibited a profound interest in music. He made his entrance into the music world by participating in soca music competitions, gradually building his fan base and subsequently releasing his own songs.
The recent confirmation of Drue’s passing has brought a wave of sorrow among his fans and followers. Alongside the grief, a growing curiosity about Drue’s family has arisen.
Ricardo Drue was born to Nicola Barriteau and Mervyn Eric Drue Jr in Antigua and Barbuda. He enjoyed a healthy and affectionate relationship with his parents, who were instrumental in shaping his successful career. Despite their son’s public persona, Drue’s parents have always preferred to keep their lives private, shying away from media attention.
Drue’s mother, Nicola Barriteau, has a background in broadcasting. She has previously worked as a TTT presenter, a Deputy Director of News, Sports, and Current Affairs at ABS Television, and a broadcaster at ZDK FM from 1991 to 1996. Nicola Barriteau’s extensive experience in public relations, communication strategies and her senior roles in media in Trinidad and Tobago are noteworthy. She also served as head of news and public affairs for the Government Information Services Limited and worked with the Caribbean New Media Group.
Mervyn Eric Drue Jr, Drue’s father, has also maintained a low-profile life, choosing to stay away from the limelight.
Raised in a stable family environment, Drue’s personal life remained considerably private. As a result, it is not clear if he had any siblings or was an only child.
Drue was engaged to Patrice Roberts and together, they welcomed five children. The family led a private life, away from the prying eyes of the media.
Drue’s sudden demise has shocked his fans and followers worldwide. Heartfelt condolences and messages are being shared online, reflecting the deep impact of this loss. The Genius Celebs team joins in expressing profound sorrow and extends its deepest sympathies to Drue’s family.