Breaking barriers - Guyanese singer wants to 'buss' with sexy single
After years of being in the background, Guyanese singer Nesta said she is ready to take over the world with her new single, Body Callin'.
Speaking with THE STAR on Tuesday, Nesta said she is extremely excited about the track that was officially released yesterday, and she predicts that it will become her break out single.
"It will be a hit, especially among the females. The song Body Callin is a song that empowers women to take the lead with their sensuality not sexuality. Women can feel proud to be sexy, confident, in control and proud of being nasty in between the sheets. There are a lot of women who work hard on ensuring that their image is intact, and they need a song that's classy, seductive and sensual at the same time," she said.
Body Callin was produced by Mark Walcott, and a music video for the single was also expected to hit the streets yesterday.
Nesta, given name Ernesta Nelson, began singing at age three. In 2007 and 2008 she became the youngest female in Guyana to be crowned the Junior Calypso Monarch consecutively with the songs Stop The Carnage and Don't Always Blame Children, both written by her mother. In 2015, she raised the bar a notch by entering the Carib Soca Monarch Competition and placed third.
"In addition to reggae and soca, I also do other genres such as pop and hip hop. I realised the challenges that came with being an artiste, so years ago, I began doing background vocals for a number of artistes, including Khago, Natural Black, and Lil Rick," she said.
"Breaking into the music industry while living in Guyana is going to be mixed with a lot of sweat and tears. It's very tricky finding quality studios, producers and engineers. As a female, there is lots of favouritism and racism in Guyana. You have to work twice as hard to obtain bookings in a world where bookings are limited," she said.
Not to be daunted by the challenges, Nesta says she still intends to make her name internationally.
"It's also mostly the males who get the gigs. The racial issues make it really hard as well, and most Guyanese artistes don't thrive in Guyana. Sometimes it's like US$150 per show. I'm about to change that though, as my work will break musical barriers worldwide," she added.