My Cayman: Rico Rolando
Rico Orrett-Ebanks, known as Rico Rolando, is a local artist and radio host on Star 92.7 Cayman. Rico has had many achievements thus far in life. He has opened for stars such as Alicia Keys, Popcaan, and Kymani Marley, he sang for the Olympic lighting of the torch in Canada, and he has recently received an award for Best Music Video by the Poinciana Music Festival. This young and talented artist of only 22 is wasting no time in showing Cayman and the world what he has to offer. Rico shares with us what it means for him to be Caymanian.
What does being Caymanian mean to you?
Being Caymanian means showing the world who we are; we are a small island and we must carry ourselves in a manner that shows our Caymankind.
Describe Cayman in three words: Relaxing, beautiful, timeless.
What is your favourite childhood memory of growing up here?
My favourite childhood memory would be going to Safe Haven during Easter and building rafts out of bamboo.
Where did you attend primary school?
I attended Wesleyan Christian Academy from the age of four to thirteen.
How do your fellow classmates from school remember you best?
They remember me as being the quiet kid, only opening my mouth when asked to sing in choir.
Where in Cayman do you like to kick back and relax with friends on the weekend?
I like to go to Barkers Beach in West Bay and relax.
How is Cayman different from what it was like when you were a child?
Cayman has grown and is advancing in its infrastructures, and has had more international exposure.
Which local figure do you look up to?
What are you on island hobbies?
I like to go snorkelling with friends and family.
What is your favourite restaurant?
Canton Chinese Restaurant.
What is your favourite local food?
Turtle stew or Chef John’s BBQ Chicken.
Where serves the best lobster?
What is your favourite time of the year?
I love Christmas.
Where is your favourite spot to enjoy a cocktail and watch the sunset?
Cayman Cabana or Breezes.
Where would you recommend as a must-go for a first time visitor to Cayman?
Sting Ray City and Little Cayman, the island that time forgot.