Despite the resilience of Jamaican women, the island’s mothers, daughters, and sisters have been the corner stone of the nation’s development and growth.
The island which has been faced with many social ill, continues to see its women who can be argued to be a largest marginalized group defy the odds, like the nations beloved heroine – Nanny of the Maroons.
Recording artiste Shaneil Muir is one of the modern voices in the Jamaican musical landscape championing women empowerment, dancehall feminism at its core.
The artiste ascension to the forefront of a male dominated industry, came at a time when male egos couldn’t compete with IG Lives and Memes during the global pandemic. Despite her ability to transition from an internet sensation to fiery stage act within her own right, the artiste has been faced with various hurdles.
Within the artiste three years at the forefront, she has not only risen to the top, fallen from grace but is steadily cementing her independence and artistry as she rises from the ashes like a phoenix.
Despite a slew of allegations and a guilty by association condemnation, Shaniel Muir resilience is one to admire. The artiste artistry which is irrefutable channels women empowerment in the face of misogyny deeply embedded in Jamaican culture.
Shaneil’s latest single “Change” a CJtheChemist record is a testimony worthy to be heard by the mass. The musical sonnet demonstrates the artiste maturity as she moves forward in a treacherous genre, historical not favorable for women.
“For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?” – Mark 8 vs 36.
Listen “Change” by Shaneil Muir.