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Respect yourself, girls urged

TRE GREAVES, [email protected]

Respect yourself, girls urged

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YOUNG WOMAN, respect yourself.

This was the advice given to women yesterday by Wendy Alleyne – once known as Barbados’ queen of song. She said that the island was filled with many beautiful women, but some of them often took their behaviour too far. 

“I don’t spend a lot of time in Barbados but when I come back and I see them skinning out and spreading out and carrying on, I don’t think they have to do that,” she said.

The Midnight Blue singer was speaking to the media at her alma mater Grantley Adams Memorial Secondary (formerly West St Joseph), after she sang songs such as Standby Love and A Thing For You, where she championed the need for self-respect.

“Barbados is full of beautiful women and if they respect themselves, they can dance and carry on, but the things they do they don’t have to. Some of them take it too far and they are very young, but who am I to say? But I think if they respect themselves, and I proved it time and again, when you respect yourself, the rest of the world will,” she added.

While on the stage at the school, Alleyne urged the entire student body to take their education seriously, as it was the foundation for the future.

During her performance of her hit songs, many of the students sang along. Principal Dennis Browne got up to shake a leg and was cheered on by students and teachers.

Alleyne now lives in Chicago, United States, and has been performing on the cruise ship circuit. She is back home for her Wendy Alleyne In Concert: A Tribute To Barbados At 50 which comes off on Friday at the National Stadium. (TSG)