An ode to mothers

Saturday, May 31, 2014

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SINGJAY T'Nez is recognising the tireless work of mothers worldwide in his latest single Superwoman.

"I wrote this one not only for my mother, but to every good mother on earth. It is basically outlining some of the struggles and hardships that mothers face in order to make it for her children. Hardships that are sometimes hidden from her children as a means of protecting their emotions," the 26-year-old told the Jamaica Observer.

Produced by Streetblock Records, the entertainer said that the single is getting good rotation on the local airwaves since its release last month.

The third of four children, T'Nez said his mother was moved by the track.

"She was overjoyed...She cried," he said. "I didn't even tell her that I had written it. I just called her and told her to listen to the radio as it was being played."

According to singjay, he knew he wanted to become an entertainer from as early as 6 but didn't have the courage to showcase his talent until three years later.

"I was home with my family and I just belted out the lyrics to Celine Dion's Because You Love Me. All those who were within earshot were surprised as I was very shy ... no one knew I could sing this well and, of course, the audience asked for an encore," he said.

Born in Westmoreland, T'Nez (given name Tristan Barnes) attended Rusea's High School in Hanover where he gained eight subjects in the CXC (Caribbean Examination Council) exams and seven units of the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination.

He relocated to Kingston in 2007 and attended the University of the West Indies where he acquired a degree in Tourism Management.

In 2010, he released his debut single What's Up Money for Chimney Records. This was followed by other singles like Cya Mad Mi, Me She Love, Turn Mi life around and Mi Madda Na Cry.

Currently signed to Seanizzle Records, the artiste has high hopes for his two other releases Shoelace and Find the Star.

-- Simone Morgan




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