April 18, 2023 | By Supa Pea |
After more than ten years as a backup singer, Jamaican born US- based Magano, is ready for everyone to taste her sugar coated voice. That’s the buzz surrounding this talented reggae dancehall singer, who is not afraid to storm her voice for the world to hear.
Her latest release, “Sattamassagana” a cover version by the Abyssinians, is destined to make her a household name, just about anywhere she goes.
The song, featured on producer Thug Chemist imprint, was released Sunday, April 16, 2023. Thug Chemist is excited for more than reason.
“Magano is the only female who has ever attempted to do a cover version of Sattamassagana. It has always been males. I guess people don’t want to trod the unknown, but, as a producer, one has to be bold enough to do things others have not done before.
“That’s why we are blessed with so many inventions and man pursuing that dream of setting foot on the moon,” Thug Chemist added.
Magano is also in high spirits. “I got this strange text, Saturday, March 18, 2023, to be exact. It read: Hello, this is Chemist. Please give me a call whenever you are available. Normally, I would have sent a text reply to get further information. On this occasion, I dialed the number. Chemist told me someone recommended that I would be the perfect one to do the song. I got the riddim two days following the conversation and within another two days the song was raring to go.
“The original song is so awesome that I could not turn down the offer. Love and respect to the Abyssinians and males who have done cover versions.”
Magano has some ten other singles. These include “Strong Woman” produced by Signed and Sealed label, released 2023. Three others are, “Too Much Owner” a T M and God Alone imprint, released 2023, and “When Belly Hungry” on the World A Music label, released 2020.
Magano, born Andrea Sawyers, is from Portland Cottage, Clarendon. She is a graduate of Vere Technical High school where she began to experiment in music.
“I love music because there is always a particular music to fit any mood. For example, there is music to captivate you in the darkest hour and to fit your most joyous times.”
Her teenage years were active. She had entered the audition of the Tastee Talent contest and the Miss Vere Technical Pageant. She even organised her own community pageant in Portland Cottage, Clarendon, where she had lived for years.
She first went to a recording studio a year after leaving school in 1997.
“It was Coco Tea Roaring lion studio. I went there to record a song. Coco Tea heard my voice, liked it and pulled me in his Roaring Lion camp. This gave me the opportunity to do harmonizing for a wide range of artistes, such as Warrior King, Mykal Rose and Bunny Wailers.
Magano got the opportunity to tour Barbados with Coco Tea and Louis Culture. She also performed in Europe with Tony Rebel .
“Now I need a number one song and I am gunning for it,” Magano added.