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Golden Voice makes case for females

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Singjay Golden Voice says he cannot fathom that Jamaica has the second-highest rate of femicides in the world, according to United Nations.

“When I look at the situation of domestic violence in Jamaica, we're creating monsters. We're men, we are the head of the household, and should lead that family unit in the right direction. Women are supposed to be pampered, they should get TLC. Women are like a beautiful rose. I just love women overall so I am horrified that men are killing them. As a nation, we need to do better,” he said.

The United Nation Population Fund (UNFPA) estimates that approximately 5,000 women are murdered annually in honour killings. The rates of femicide differ depending on the specific country, but of the countries with the top 25 highest femicide rates, 50 per cent are in Latin America, with number one being El Salvador.

The Jamaica Constabulary Force reports an average murder rate for women as 13 per 100,000 females — higher than the 10 murders per 100,000 threshold for epidemics established by the World Health Organization.

Golden Voice is promoting his six-song EP Hidden Treasure.

“My album is a hidden treasure because for years, my talent was overshadowed, no eyes were on it until Legendary Productions picked it up and saw who is Golden Voice, the hidden treasure, and it is now being unearthed to the world,” he said.

The tracklisting includes When I Say I Love You, Shoot Out, Don't Go, and That Body.

“I would class my music as world music because I try not to limit myself when it comes to music cause I have fans who listen to dancehall, pop, reggaeton...I just do music to please the fans,” said Golden Voice.

Born Neville Lamey, Golden Voice is from Norwood in St James. He has been making music for the past 15 years. He performed at Reggae Sumfest from 2003-2009 and has graced the stage at General Penitentiary, and for the annual Hague Agricultural Fest show.