Shane O pays tribute to dead baller's mom

October 03, 2016
Shane O poses for THE STAR back in 2005.
Dominic James

Dancehall artiste Shane O has released a song decided to the mother of deceased Manning Cup footballer Dominic James who collapsed while playing a football match on September 20, 2016.

The song is titled Mama Don't Cry and was released under record label Long Life Music. According to the producer of the record Dizzy, Longlife, James' mother needs all the compassion she can get after losing her only child.

"I feel proud to have produced this song and to dedicate it to this mother because it's a sad feeling to know that it's her one and only child. Shane O and Longlife Music just want to motivate her and build her hopes. Music has its time and season, and for this tragedy we need music of this nature. The record will have a positive impact especially to send the message that this is not the end of the road," he said.


The 22-year-old producer and staunch football fan told THE STAR that that incident should be used as a reminder that life should be valued.

"Life is the greatest and anything can happen. We have to try and live life to the fullest and be as positive as we can, so that when it is our time to pass off, there is something positive to be remembered about us. Don't worry about what you don't have from what you haven't accomplished as yet because, once you have life, everything is possible," Dizzy said.

Shane O told THE STAR that he was hurt by the news. He also said the song is just as relevant to mothers who have lost sons to the crime and violence currently plaguing the island. "When I say mama don't cry, I am saying to all the mothers, stay firm. We are doing good music for everybody ears," he said.

Shane O has been busy writing songs for established artistes and has new collaborations with Konshens and Tommy Lee Sparta.

Dominic James will be laid to rest on October 8 with the funeral scheduled to take place at the Holy Trinity Cathedral.

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