About Queen Ifrica
Queen Ifrica, royal empress, also known as Fyah Muma, took the music world by surprise, when in 1995 she turned on a scorcher of a performance in a talent contest at the aptly named Club Inferno in Montego Bay. The Queen beat all other contestants to win by a landslide. Her baptism in the business included a performance on Reggae Sumfest’s Singer’s Nite; coming onstage after a blazing set by Buju Banton, Queen Ifrica was not overawed by the occasion, but succeeded in commanding a good reception to her message.
Queen Ifrica joined the Flames Production camp in 1998 when, at a show in honour of the late Garnett Silk, Tony Rebel hearing the clean vocals and the unmistakable quality of her performance, asked her to join the Flames camp. Since then, she has worked her way up to being one of the premier female cultural reggae artistes in the business. Queen’s stage craft, her repertoire, her total artiste development has bloomed over the years, ultimately making her into a staple on the cultural reggae events around the world.
Queen has had several of her recordings become a staple on the airwaves, from the ever popular “Randy” to “Boxers and Stockings”. Queen Ifrica’s music resonates with conscious energy, purifying the energy. She remains grounded in her way of life, her community and her children. She has a strong social consciousness, supporting her words with actions, being an active participant in several community outreach activities. Included in this is her work on the Committee for Community in the heart of Kingston’s inner-city, particularly the S-Corner community in Kingston 13. The United Nations’ celebration of the Year of the Volunteers in 2001 saw her teaming with Tony Rebel and others to deliver a song recognized by the United Nations as a gem.
With her haunting melodies, clear sound and fluid delivery, Queen Ifrica sets out to be a force to be reckoned with, creating timeless rebel music in the ilk of her father Derrick Morgan, Garnett Silk, Nina Simone and Miriam Mackeda. Her aspiration is to make music that lives on.
Queen’s stage presence has blazed a trail at numerous shows locally and abroad. She has shared stage with the legendary Abyssinians, Black Uhuru, Gregory Isaacs, Buju Banton, Culture, Burning Spear, Sly and Robbie, and the list keeps growing. Her presence has being felt in Italy, Germany, Belgium, Holland, Switzerland, in fact, she has blazed right across Europe, North America, the Caribbean and has her sights on Africa in the upcoming year. She has worked on projects with all of reggae’s great producers and has done combinations with John Holt, Tony Rebel, Capleton and a host of other reggae’s great. Her debut album, Fyah Muma is now in stores, to strong demand for the album and lives performances, adding to her already packed itinerary for the year. Prime Minister of Jamaica, Portia Simpson Miller has publicly declared Queen Ifrica as one of her favorite artistes.
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