Pinky Famous makes it 'Jiggle'
It is not often that one encounters an artiste with a dancehall-savvy name like Pinky Famous who has the pipes of a bonafide reggae star. But that's what you get with this spunky new Portmore-based artiste the unexpected.
In October, Pinky Famous released a video for her new dancehall-flavoured single, Jiggle, on the Music Basket Productions label.
"The feedback has been good so far. Reggae and R&B are my first loves. Right now, I am just experimenting with dancehall and showing off my versatility, but the feedback, especially from the video, has been really really good," she said.
Pinky Famous is undaunted by the possibility of sexual harassment, a real concern for women in a male-dominated music industry.
"It's kinda rough, I hear the stories of producers and artistes who are sexual predators, and how women are expected to exchange sexual favours to get ahead in the business, but I have my head on my shoulders. Sometimes as a woman, you have to be smart. What begins as compliments about your talent often turns into something else, but I am smarter than that. I don't fear that, I know what I am about," the artiste, whose real name is Tishana Darby, said.
The daughter of veteran DJ Oneil Famous, Pinky has been going to recording studio since she was four years old, and she has voiced many songs, including Educate The Youngster Dem for which she also did a video when she was only 11 years old.
Now that Pinky Famous has graduated from high school, the 17-year-old has started a practical nursing course while working on her craft. She recorded original songs like Your Love and Money Money, a collaboration with Likkle Dainjah.