Rising Dancehall act, Tiana claims she has been facing prejudice in the music industry. The artiste has made it clear in several recent interviews that female acts are not given a fair chance. Her belief has motivated her to shoot a new video for the track, “Haffi Mek It”. The lyrics show Tiana’s defiance and intention to press on with efforts in attaining respect for her and fellow female artistes.
“It’s time for the females to stand up, band together and ignore the obstacles. Patra, Lady Saw and Diana King have proven that once we are determined to kick the door down, they can’t stop us again”, Tiana emotionally professes. The artiste claims a lot of female acts have not been admitting the serious challenges with getting airplay, once they jump the hurdle of being recorded on a male dominated Riddim. Producers wanting more than business is another everyday clash.
“Mi flow sicker than nuff a the male artiste,” is one of the blows she throws in the new release. Tiana goes on to say that she has not been garnering much local support; overseas has shown more love and respect for the budding singer. Her track, “Gyal Mi Love You,” which features Konshens has been getting great feedback outside of her home country, the song has debut on several music charts, yet it is completely absent from prominent play lists locally. According to Tiana this is not a first, her hit track “No Man Can’t Talk Bad Bout Mi,” was a club anthem included on countless mix tapes, with dub plate requests through the roof from overseas DJ’s, contrary to a spark received on local soil.
Look out for the new video which is anticipated to debut very soon. To listen to “Haffi Mek It,” check out the Download link for the song at: http://www.box.net/shared/d3gqqbcoc1k3odsusibu