She’s essence of dancehall
When it comes to local dancehall, Lady Essence has become its leading lady.
With songs like CPR and Apple Jacks, she was a big hit at Digicel Reggae Beach Party last weekend.
She told Weekend Buzz her interest in music started at secondary school.
“When I was at Springer I used to write chants for sports, so I always knew I had the talent,” she said.
As for her chosen genre, the artiste said she was inspired by several female Jamaican deejays like Lady Saw who was also at the beach, as well as Barbadian soca queens. Her skills were honed through valuable connections with prominent names on the local music scene such as Peter Ram.
The dancehall and soca artiste has received her fair of remarks on the content of her music, but said she was dealing with reality.
“If you listen to CPR, you will hear that I am independent but I can spend your money too.”
As for her candid stage presence and dancing, she said with a smile that her personality was the same, even when she was not performing.
Look out for Lady Essence at reggae events near you and during the upcoming Crop Over season. (LW)