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Independence on screenAugust 11, 2012
With her new tune “Cost Yuh”, dancehall diva D’Angel has scored another high rotation tune and has the females singing along to the punchline: ‘ this yah body ah fi cost yuh’.
It’s about embracing your womanhood, D’Angel told Vision. “You get man who don’t want to support their woman. It’s not a matter of depending on a man for anything, but if you want me, if you want to deal with me, there are certain things you have to take care of as a man. It’s not about selling your body but about responsibility. Women love the song and I get a lot of crazy responses. I am looking forward now to shooting the video. Produced by Sounique Records on the Aurora Skies riddim.”
How difficult is it to get acceptance from the female audience?
From when I entered the music business until now I have been defending the females and standing firm. The journey and struggle I have been through is something every woman can relate to. My fan base has always been stronger on the female side, however I get a lot of respect from male artists these days so ultimately I get more men listing to my music too.
How is life as a single woman?
Just as every other single woman I work hard. I am wearing many caps, I am a mother of course, and most recently I have become a promoter for my weekly event ‘Anso Thursdays’ in Portmore. Artists like Beenie Man, I Octane, Popcaan, Kiprich and many more have given me support at this event. It’s been going on really good and has become a party hot spot.
Are you at ‘Anso Thursdays’?
As long as I am in Jamaica my event has never missed me. I’m there to greet the fans. I enjoy dancing, I always have a lot of fun and give surprises. I want to take this opportunity to thank my fans who make it possible. I have received the MIA (Music Industry Achievers) Award for best female singjay for two consecutive years. It’s an encouragement that pushes me to go further. Expressing myself through music makes me feel free
If it’s not reggae, what are you tuning in to?
You know, I love gospel songs and I listen to soul. It helps me to get a calm spirit.
Will you be watching the Olympics?
I know Jamaica will be doing extremely well and of course I will be watching, I don’t want anybody to tell me.
What’s your highlight regarding Jamaica 50?
Being a Jamaican and just being there and just feeling happy tha
t we have turned 50 and we are free, we are free!