Fast rising Dancehall artiste Ebony Reigns claims having a good personality with an outstanding reputation makes branding as a Dancehall act difficult.
In a recent interview on an Accra-based radio station, she mentioned that a Dancehall act should be a bad person because Dancehall seems to encourage violence and use of guns.
The ‘Kupe’ act, born Priscilla Opoku-Kwarteng, in a new interview with Enoch Asare (Feeling Daddy) on the maiden edition of Empire Entertainment Review on Empire 102.7FM claims her words were misconstrued.
According to her, what she meant was that a female Dancehall act should be a bad girl and ‘slay’ at everything she does.
“yeah I’m a bad girl and what makes me a bad girl is how I slay in everything I do.” was her response to the question of if she is a bad girl or not.
She further explained that though dancehall is different from reggae, the genre should portray ‘bad’ girl mind-set.
“You can’t be a good girl and be a dancehall artist. Dancehall is different from reggae but from a female perspective dancehall should be explicit.”
Ebony Reigns mentioned Jamaican Dancehall act, Spice, who she claims depicts what it means to be a ‘bad girl’ in her music.
However, when asked by the host about how she (Ebony) sees MzVee’s brand, she disclosed that “That is the type of brand she’s chosen to put out there. She is doing Dancehall music but to me Dancehall is stronger than that.”
Watch ‘Kube’ by Ebony.