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Jonelle Joins Kyoni Recordz

Reggae singer Jonelle has joined the fast rising Kyoni Recordz.

The multi-talented Canadian, living in Vancouver is celebrating the release of her hot new single, ‘Come To Me’. This, released December 22, 2023, appears on Kyoni Recordz label.

Jonelle, born Jonelle Bell- Spence was an incredible athlete.

At age 16 she represented Canada at the World Youth Championship, Italy, and the World Junior Championship in Canada a year later. She competed in the 100 meters sprint, and the 4 x 100 meters relay.

“Our team came sixth breaking the Canadian national record.”

As the years passed Jonelle chose music over athletics, although both provided its own excitement.

“It was a very hard decision to make.

People all over knew Jonelle as a athlete and entertainer, as I would be doing cheer-leading songs to motivate my team at championships; or singing the Canadian national anthem at these meets.”

Her mentors include female sprint queens Jamaican Olympians, Veronica Campbell-Brown, and  Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce.

“I admired Shelly for her swiftness coming out of the blocks and her superb flight to reach the finishing line.”

In terms of reggae music Chronixx is a big deal.”His songs are based with positivity, and I also loved his mode of dress, especially his Adidas track suits. These reminded me of my athletics glory days.”

Jonelle began singing in the church.  She was about six years old, blessed with excellent vocals, and continued to impress her mom, dad and fans even in her teens.

“My dad migrated to Canada when he was just a few years old,” she added.

Everyone wanted Jonelle to be a star singer, but she never had the experience of studio life until she was about 27 years old.

She attributed this to an injury she got which shattered her dream of standing on the podium with a gold medal like Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce.

“I relished that thought many times as I lay in bed. To move on I had to look for a career, one that could allow me to continue paying my bills.

“I started producing myself by watching YouTube videos and visiting my friends recording studios as often as possible.

“I was fascinated by the wide range of instruments, including the guitar which gave each riddim a dynamic sound.

“I asked every question like a child, eager to learn at the front of a class.

A good producer must be open to new ideas; listen to your clients and try to make them comfortable in the studio. Their ideas are important as much as yours.”

Jonelle has produced some seven songs, including ‘Uber’ and ‘Mood’. Her links with Kyoni is bearing fruits.

“I hope to make his production, Come To Me, a major hit, not only in Canada, but worlwide,,” she beams.

Supa Pea

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