Real Talk: Tifa discusses wedding bells, career
(Deejaying) Heeeey! W-E-L-C-OM-E back to Real Talk. There's no way I could interview her and not spell it out. My guest this week is another certified diva. She is the beautiful T-I-F-A, and, this week, we chat relationships, education and achievements.
Renee: Are you single, committed, married or divorced?
Tifa: I'm singly committed (laughs). That means I am committed to someone, but still have the freedom to do me.
Renee: Do we hear wedding bells soon?
Tifa: Probably in the next three to four years. Now is definitely out of the question, I've committed myself to work. I mean I'd love to wear the white dress, so it will happen.
Renee: How has your university degree helped you as an artiste?
Tifa: Psychology and human resource management helps me in regards to studying the behaviour of people in the business and understanding how they work.
Renee: Why did you decide to pursue dancehall after graduating from university?
Tifa: As cheesy as it may sound, you have to do what you love. I had a job in the banking industry. I loved the experience, but I hated the fact that I had to get up every day at a particular time. I had to do the same thing every day. Leave the same time every day. I hate to be bound to anything at all. I like when I'm on the beach writing music, listening to beats and so on. Music is just what I love. I always wanted to do something in the performing arts. At the time, too, my mother was like, 'yuh a me one child, yuh have to go to college.' Even now she's asking if I don't want to do my masters and I'm like, 'mommy leave me alone.' (laughs).
Renee: What would you say is your greatest achievement to date?
Tifa: I would say being the first female in either reggae or dancehall to perform in the Czech Republic, and just last week Fader Magazine named me one of the 25 artistes in the world that you should know. I was the only Jamaican so that was a good look.
Renee: Are you comfortable with where you are in your career now?
Tifa: No! I'm grateful, don't get me wrong. I do believe I should have been further, but nothing happens before time. I'm still here working towards my goals. I just want to be an ambassador on a global scale.
Ok Real Talkers, this is where I leave you for this week. Be sure to lookout next week when I will be wrapping up my interview with Tifa. Until then, keep it real!