SonsieX tackles crimes against women

Jamaican-born dub poet SonsieX has been a voice for the voiceless. Her poetry tackles a wide range of topics, including love and societal issues.

Her latest single, Redemption, serves as a voice for women as she weighs in on the atrocities being committed against women in Jamaica. She is hoping that the song will offer some food for thought.

“My inspiration draws from everything that I’ve witnessed happening in society on a daily basis. I can relate to the track because I have a deep desire to be an even better person each day that I rise. I want to always redeem myself. I want to be a voice for the voiceless; I will never look away from wrongs without trying to find a solution to be a part of making this world better for the next generation. I have kids, so I can relate to the lyrics and the cry in it for change,” said SonsieX.

“Dub poetry chose me. I’ve always loved music and I have a way with my words. I don’t like singing but I love theatre and art, and I have always been told that I have a powerful voice. I’ve also seen the impact it has had on people in my community. My musical journey has been interesting. I know the power of my voice, but the music industry is very tricky and I choose not to get caught up in the hype of it. I have always been okay with my work just speaking for itsel, even if only one person receives the message,” he continued.

Born in Barton, St Catherine, as Sonsie Xaviera, she resides in Kansas City, Missouri, where she works as a nurse and businesswoman.

Released about nine months ago, Redemption is featured on SonsieX’s debut album Namaste. The track was produced by Kingston-based Advanced Records.

According to SonsieX, the song is already fulfilling its mandate, which is to open the understanding of listeners as she continues on the catalyst for it. According to her, the fact that there’s no longer any reverence for certain things makes her want to scream for a change or a wake-up call.

“We all need to hold ourselves and each other accountable because we are in one connected world. Everyone wants to stand alone as if we don’t need each other. I wonder if people still care about being redeemed. Why is it so easy to make money, but yet world hunger and babies getting rape still exist? Those are a few of the things,” she reasoned.

Kevin Jackson

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