Queen Ifrica addresses sexual abuse on new single
Reggae songstress Queen Ifrica has come out swinging at sexual abusers with her latest single Predator's Paradise, which is produced by Nuh Rush Records.
The message is deep: predators are in abundance on the island and the victims are forced to be silent.
"I did this song to shine light on the strength of predators in our country and how free they operate among us," Queen Ifrica said. " Predator's Paradise speaks directly to the perpetrators and the fact that they somehow get away unpunished, while the victims of sexual abuse are left figuring it out." The song has been getting a lot of attention on social media and has become a talking point around entertainment circles.
Police statistics show that Jamaica recorded 402 cases of rape in 2021, which is 25 per cent less than the 536 cases recorded in 2020.
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Queen Ifrica, given name Ventrice Morgan, began her career in 1995 after shining at a local talent contest in her home town of Montego Bay, St James.
This eye-opening experience eventually led to major stage performances in Jamaica, including the esteemed Reggae Sumfest as well as a union with Tony Rebel's Flames Crew in 1998.
With her roots firmly secured in the Rastafarian faith, she has blossomed as one of the top cultural artistes in reggae, swarming the airwaves with hits like Randy, Jus My Brethren, Below the Waist and Daddy, and stealing the show at major events around the world, including Summer Jam in Germany, Reggae on the River in California and Reggae Sundance Festival in Holland.