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April 1, 2014
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Tanya Stephens, Sanjay act in 'Corners Of My Mind' video

Sanjay and Tanya

Two of Jamaica's top wordsmiths, Tanya Stephens and Sanjay, have teamed up to create one of the most talked-about videos in reggae music today.

Directed by Daniel Saboune of Australia and shot in Jamaica, Corners Of My Mind, the video, was released on International Women's Day and since then has had tongues wagging due to its anti-abuse message.

In the video, Sanjay and Tanya are at the end of what appears to be an intense and emotionally charged relationship. Throughout, they reminisce on the good times, looking back at the love they both experienced. Tanya's signature sharp vocals are blended with Sanjay's soothing lyrics, which deceptively take the viewer on a love journey, which ends in tragedy for Tanya.

According to Tanya: "Sanjay and I discussed working together for a long time, but this song wasn't planned. This topic of domestic abuse is very dear to me and I feel that the video is a good vehicle to start conversations, especially because the video caught everyone off guard".

For his part, Sanjay said he always admired Tanya's music and the collaboration was well worth it: "Tanya is extremely talented and sometimes controversial. This video, to some extent, like a lot of her songs, wakes people up. The first thing that strikes people is the twist, and then the message hits you. The video has had a huge impact and people continually asked me why I killed Tanya, but I believe the message will go a far way in influencing positive action."

Corners Of My Mind was released earlier this month and has so far racked up more than 25,000 views on Tanya's YouTube channel, with thousands of views on other channels.


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