Shav A's blazing
Shav A

Fire Woman is the latest single from singer Shav A. It was released on the Ice Don Production imprint on September 23.

"Jamaicans are some of the strongest women on the planet Earth. They are true Fire Women, they persevere despite the tremendous odds they face. They bring the heat to ignite their goals, the fuel to spread their flames far and wide, and they are the engine that drives Jamaica forward," she said.

"With this track I hope to create a positive impact on women or anyone who is getting a little weary on the battlefield or who is not feeling motivated or strong enough to challenge the obstacles that life throws at them. This is a reminder that they are not alone and to reassure them that with perseverance they can overcome anything," Shav A continued.

Examples of gender inequalities in data from the Statistical Institute of Jamaica (Statin) and the 2011 Economic and Social Survey of Jamaica (ESSJ) show that women, as a group, experience lower levels of labour force participation (46 per cent women compared to 54 per cent men); lower rates of employment (83.2 per cent for women compared to 90.5 per cent for men); and higher rates of unemployment (16.8 per cent for women compared to 9.5 per cent for men).

Shav A (given name Shavanique Allen) is a past student of Kingston High School. She is the daughter of veteran reggae artiste Admiral Tibet and performed backup for him up to six years ago when she launched her solo career.

She has worked with several world-famous artistes, producers, and personalities across the entertainment industry.

Her other releases include Can't Get Enough, I Need Your Love, Father, Island Girl, a rendition of JC Lodge's Someone Loves You Honey, and a cover of Bob Marley's Redemption Song.

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