Albeit meant for various skin conditions such as Vitiligo or to remove scars, skin bleaching and peeling has become a popular trend used purely for cosmetic reasons making it a multibillion-dollar industry. Most commonly used within the black communities, skin bleaching has send the message that black is no longer beautiful. Acclaimed recording artist Tenza Di Boss Lady has addressed this issue of “Skin Bleaching" by putting pen to paper and releasing her latest new single “African Empress". "It's a taboo subject, but a cruel racial hierarchy still exists in today’s society where the lighter-skinned persons, regarded as "superior" to the darker skinned; Dark skin is seen as failure; and light skin is beautiful and equates to success." stated the gold selling star.
Hailing from the beautiful island of Jamaica where skin bleaching has become a popular fashion trend, Tenza assumed that it would be a passing fad just like anything else, and never felt the need to address the issue. However whilst in Africa on tour, she noticed that a number of young beautiful black African girls were bleaching their skin, when she asked why they were doing this they would explain that dark skin is not beautiful enough to present opportunities. "They are under the impression that if they bleached their skin tone then they will become more beautiful and accepted." reported an incredulous Tenza. The singer further added "It made me sad and broke my heart, but I was even more worried for their health as young black girls bleached their skin with products designed to remove stain from clothing."
Wanting to use her musical gift to inspire, Tenza composed “African Empress" with the hopes to encourage black females to be proud and embrace themselves for who they are. The song aims to uplift black women and educate them about their rich culture and heritage. A promotional video as also being shot to elaborate more about how beautiful black woman can be without skin bleaching or skin peeling.
"African Empress" was produced by Suncycle Digital and TMD Records and is available on itunes. All preceding from the sales will go towards Tenza own funded "BossLady Charity" which is geared towards early childhood education for the poor and needy.
Boss Lady Tenza may have being smack dab in the middle of University studies and designing outfits for her new fashion line, but still finds the time to released new raunchy single “ Hood Fyah”; which features fellow Jamaican dancehall artist Navino.
The spicy track is laced with sexually charged lyrics “Hood Fyah” has a very catchy hook that sticks out likes a sore thump, which is guaranteed to leave you wanting to hear the entire song ringing out of every club speakers.
Two weeks back “Hood Fyah” was premiered by one of Japan’s top reggae dancehall Djs; DJ Ichiban Reggae. The popular DJ gave the club banger 5 star ratings. He stated on his late night radio “the track its nothing but brilliant crafting from Di Boss Lady Tenza and Navino”.
In a time when authentic dancehall sounds seems to be fading, Di Boss Lady shows that dancehall music still have its roots, stemming back from the time of King yellow man, Muma Nancy and 90s Lady Saw; the Bosslady Hammered the song with hard-core lyrics and clever rhymes over an authentic dancehall beat. “Hood Fyah” will defiantly be one for the playlist of a number of top djs and one for your personal player. Plans are already in play to shoot n official music video for “Hood Fyah” which is also due to release in coming weeks to give additional support to the ongoing promotions. Boss Lady Tenza is also set to unleashed the launch of her long awaited clothing and fashion line in coming months.
Still buzzing from her energetic and jaw dropping performances in Spain. The Reggae/Dancehall/Soca Beauty released promotional video for the controversial single " Light Up The Herbs"; which was produce by one of Italy's top reggae producers Augusta Massive.
The track was original released late last year as part the "Rub A Dub Step" project. However since the Jamaican Government decided to partly legalised the use of marijuana, the track as being enjoying favourable air play and feature on numerous radio shows and mixtapes.
The promotional video was shot to give additional online support for the song. According to Tenza's team they have being getting numerous request for the song on dub plate by dj's from various countries around the world. Tenza also stated that she is surprised at the attention the song is getting at this late stage but welcome and grateful for the blessings. Tenza stated that she personally is not a smoker and have never smoked before. However drew her inspirations for the song based on childhood memories of being around people who smoked and use marijuana as a part of their daily meals and home remedies.
Di Boss Lady is now set to continue her assault on Europe with her "Go Wild" tour next stop in Villach Austria from July 31st to August 2nd
Tenza De Bosslady Summer Tours kicks off in Spain. The crazy waistline artist spoke to Jah-africa about the preparation for the Tour and a lot more.
Have you perform in Spain before?
Yes I have, 2 years ago in Madrid, I perform at the gay pride and earlier this year in Benidorm at the IWADA event.
How are you feeling about returning to Spain, to performing at a totally different kind of event, which is not music orientated?
I am looking forward to it, it’s a hair fashion show, and I love crazy hair and fashion in general, so I will sure be feeling at home. The audience maybe different from the audience I normally perform to. However I am a versatile artist, I have songs and style to entertain various crowds; so I am feeling excited.
Where can people expect to find you this summer?
Spain, Austria, UK slough, UK Luton, Switzerland, Denmark and my team is still waiting on some confirmation for other places.
How have you prepared for your tour, what is your preparation based around?
My tour preparation is based on been prepared physically, spiritually and mentally. Most of my show entails an hour performance. I am an artist full of energy so I have to ensure my body and mind are prepared totally, to enable full satisfaction to my audiences.
I have been training in the gym, doing boxing, I have been rehearsing, also swimming and keyboard lesson to relax my mind. I have been eating a lot but healthy that all the preparation for my tour so far.
Your Charity has been doing very well supporting schools all over how does this make you feel
I am very pleased and over joy! I have been receiving support from various companies more than I expected, I just have to keep giving thanks to Jah to keep guiding me on this mission.
We know you have sponsored a school in Gambia earlier this year. What school are you sponsoring next?
I will be sponsoring a school in Jamaica. The Bucking Primary school that’s the school I attend when I was younger. I am feeling blessed and excited to give back to my school.
What can people expect from you in the coming months?
Lots of new releases, mixtape, album and videos, radio show ,TV show a lot is in the pipeline. After my visits to my home Jamaica, I will be heading back to Gambia with Bosslady Charity Team, to complete my school mission there, then moving on to Kenya to my next chosen school.
How can your fans keep up to date with your movements?
I am every where! They can find me at the following links.
I love my fans to the maximum! mauhhh!
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