No sex for a ‘buss’
Fast-rising recording artiste and model Jada Kingdom has reason to celebrate, as her debut single, ‘Love Situations’, released only four months ago, has surpassed the one million-view mark on YouTube.
When we contacted the young entertainer, she was excited about what this accomplishment meant for her career, pointing out that she didn’t doubt for a moment that her music was capable of making an impact.
“This feels great,” she said.
“I am happy beyond words. I expected it because I prayed, and God came through for me. Now it’s on to the next,” she said.
Kingdom, who is gearing up to release another music video before the end of the year, said she is focused on making an even bigger impact in music in the new year.
The visuals for her next single, Unwanted, is set to be released on Christmas Day. That video, according to her manager, Julian Jones-Griffith, has a twist that connects it to that of Love Situations.
While expressing joy at her recent accomplishment, Kingdom felt the need to point out that her music making the impact it has, is as a result of sheer hard work.
In a post on her Instagram page where she shared her good news with her more than 300,000 followers, the singer sought to make it clear that she reached this milestone in her career without having to compromise her morals.
“Did it without dick hoppin, did it without dick kissing, did it without paying 50 people for promotion, did it without a feature,” her post read, as she went on to outline the struggles female entertainers face in a male-dominated industry.
“Yuh know how much dutty producer boy mi diss cause dem did wah mi juju, and nah look pan mi song dem and neva wah me prevail,” she said.
“Mi did haffi stand firm. Dem seh mi nah reach nuh weh, but this is only the beginning.”
When asked about the difficulty women face in a male-dominated industry, the entertainer said that at one point she was ready to throw in the towel because of the frequency of the sexual advances from producers.
“Even though I’m very young, at one point I was going to give up on music, as everywhere I turned all I was getting was sexual advances from producers who were more interested in that than my music,” she explained.
“Nobody seemed to believe in me, but I prayed about it and God made it happen. I’d like to thank my manger for believing in me and all the selectors and disc jocks who have been playing it and to the fans for making it (Love Situations) a great success.”
Jones-Griffith, in commenting on the problems women face in the music business, said he made it abundantly clear to his client from the get-go that he wasn’t interested in working with her for any reason other than her talent and believes more industry professionals should do the same.