Sister Carol teams up with daughter Nakeeba for empowerment anthem
Sister Carol (right) with daughter Nakeeba

Dancehall-reggae icon Sister Carol is excited about her latest single, Be Alone, which features her daughter, rapper Nakeeba Amaniyea

"This is a great track and I am sure that the public will embrace Be Alone, they will not be disappointed," she said.

The Dread Natty Congo artiste is pleased with her daughter's growth as a recording artiste and has high hopes for the Be Alone track.

"Working with Nakeeba is inspirational, spiritual and admirable all at the same time," Sister Carol, whose real name is Carol Theresa East, said.

"She’s sharp, intelligent and talented as well. I'm extremely proud of her and can’t wait for the massive to embrace her and her music," she said.

Nakeeba, Sister Carol's daughter, said the song is inspired by lived experiences and observations within the black community.

"We have seen women and men struggle to maintain balance in relationships with one another and then move towards learning to love and appreciate themselves as a result of those journeys. This is a song inspired by the beauty, resilience, and triumph of those stories," Nakeeba said.

Nakeeba, who is a talented rapper in her own right, was the creative force behind the music.

"We decided to produce and perform it together. Then ommy came through with her usual fire and it really "womanifested" beautifully. I give thanks and I am grateful. We are so honored to present this song to the public as a representation of our natural chemistry as artists and mother/daughter," Nakeeba added.

Sister Carol is the first female dancehall artiste to be nominated for a reggae Grammy, earning a nomination nod in the 1996 Best Reggae Album category with the critically-acclaimed Lyrically Potent. The album, which was released on June 18, 1996, was described at the time as a “perfect antidote to the lowbrow slackness of female sing-jays”.

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