15 March 2010

Queen Ifrica: Fyah Muma

 Tribal Immunity Artist of the Week

Genre: Conscious Reggae
Origins: Montego Bay, Jamaica
Similar Artists: Tarrus Riley, Etana, Lady G, Jah Mason
InfluencesMiriam Makeba, Sister Carol, Sister Nancy, and Nina Simone  
Albums: Fyah Muma [2006], Montego Bay [2009]

Queen Ifrica is not just another reggae artist, she is a voice and a force to be reckoned with. She is both a talented and extremely socially conscious artist who shines bright in a male-dominated genre.  Some of her hits include "Daddy", a song for young girls who are victims of sexual abuse, "Mi Nah Rub", a big tune which celebrates blackness and shuns skin bleaching, and "Randy" which tells the story of a so common African Love. Not to be taken lightly, she is not the conventional female artist and can outdo many of her male and females counterparts when it comes to lyricism. She also a community leader and is heavily involved in outreach programs for children. She is the voice of the people, but especially the voice of African women.

Related Articles:
Queen Ifrica: Afrobella.com
The Gleaner: Queen Ifrica plays, explains 'Montego Bay' 
Queen Ifrica: Last.fm

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