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Tanya Stephens, Sanjay tackle domestic abuse

Saturday, March 29, 2014    

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DANCEHALL entertainer Tanya Stephens and television host/artiste Sanjay have teamed up for the music video Corners of My Mind.

Shot locally, the video was directed by Australian Daniel Saboune. Released on International Women's Day earlier this month, the production deals with the touchy subject of domestic abuse.

Sanjay told Jamaica Observer that he had an idea for the song, sent Stephens a demo of the chorus and she loved it.

He urged women to leave abusive relationships.

"Get out first chance you get. Sometimes it (abuse) doesn't happen in stages. It's not always predictable, cut [leave] before it reaches that stage," he said.

Stephens said she was happy to be part of the project.

"We have a lot of negative role models in the industry. Sanjay is a good role model and I was happy he could have partnered with me to spread this message. We plan to do a follow-up on different topics and now that a lot of people are aware, I would love if we could broaden the reach of the message to not just music but touching persons on a personal level," she said.

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