D'Angel highlights gender bias in music


March 18, 2016

D'Angel has hit out at the gender bias, she said, is dominating the music industry.

The First Lady of Dancehall said it is hard for females to make it in the male-dominated industry, but is encouraging women to press on and not be discouraged.

"As a female in this industry, you have to work harder each day. As women, we have to demand our respect from the men and, surprisingly, even the other women in the industry," she said.

"When a nude photo for a male artiste is leaked he is praised, and when a female artiste even dress revealing, she is blamed for the breakdown in society. This is clearly gender bias."

The dancehall artiste, known for singles such as Stronger and Break Free, which speak to her struggles and her way out, is keen on building a stronger foundation for her brand. She, like many other female artistes, is calling for change to be made.

"I am not trying to stir up any controversy. As an artiste, I have a voice and I want to be able to use my voice to create change. I have been in the music industry for years and I want (female) newcomers to know that they are just as equal to any of the males".

The artiste said her music is doing well and she is receiving support from fans. She believes her fans are the driving force that assists her in rebuilding her brand.

She further encouraged female fans to pursue careers as music producers, road managers and engineers, even though these careers are male dominated.

Fans can follow her progress on Twitter: @DAngelMusic1 and Instagram: @DAngelMusic.

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