Entertainment of 2014-03-21

I want to redefine dancehall music - MzVee

Until recently, the only dancehall female artiste the industry could boast of was Kaakie but new entrant, MzVee believes she has what it takes to take dancehall music to the next level.

Having had a stint with music about two years ago as a member of the defunct D3 group, MzVee is back as a solo artiste to take her place in the world of music. She believes that the domination of dancehall music by males is over.

In an interview last week, MzVee, who is currently making waves with her new single, Borkor borkor which featured Zeal of VIP fame said the perception that dancehall music is a preserve for only male artistes should be discarded since it has become an attractive genre to most people irrespective of one’s background.

“Currently, dancehall music is attracting many people and it is not surprising that dancehall artistes continue to lead the charts. It is now evident that dancehall has become part of us so it is important to rebrand it to reflect our culture” she told Showbiz last week.

As a member of D3, the group, made up of Esbee, Adellynx and MzVee released songs like Good girl gone bad, So high and Daddy’s girl until their break up.

“I know that it won’t be easy as a solo artiste but the experience that I garnered when I was a member of the D3 group should guide me as I chart the lonely path.

The D3 group had plans to be Africa’s version of Spice girls or Destiny’s Child but all the big dreams have been quashed due to personal aspirations and I pledge to hold on to that dream till we get together again” she said.

Currently, under the management of Lynx Entertainment, MzVee, real name, Vida Hamenoo-Kpeba is hopeful that her yet to be released song, Natural girl with Stonebwoy will reveal her as a force to reckon with on the dancehall front.

“I have always wanted to do dancehall music and I am happy to pursue that dream. I also want to project the ‘Africanness’ in my music and that is the reason I keep a natural hair”, she said.

Apart from Borkor borkor, MzVee has done renditions of other songs and popular among them is Harmattan which is currently receiving considerable airplay.

“I want to redefine dancehall music and I am glad that my management has seen the talent in me and are grooming me the big stage. I have passion for what I do and glad for the public acceptance” she stated.