Women are considered the backbone of most Caribbean countries and being a professional Dancehall artiste doesn’t make it any easier.
In candid interviews amongst The Jamaican Gleaner; D’Angel, Pamputtae, & Shensea took time out to discuss what motherhood means to them, various difficulties they undergo, the upsides and a plethora of other contribution factors.
D’ Angel states, ” Motherhood has definitely given me a sense of responsibility motivation and a drive I never had before.”
She continued, “I have to create a certain platform for my son, and so he is the driving force in my life, … I thought I was working hard before, but my son has taught me how to go harder.”
Then concluded, “I have taken on a lot more because I have to ensure he’s well taken care of. Sometimes I say to myself, If it wasn’t for Marco, I wouldn’t push so hard. So I thank God for him every day.”
Shenseaa had a similar tale to tell, ” Motherhood has changed my life for the better and has taught me how to truly love someone unconditionally and how to be selfless! I don’t love anyone like how I love my son!
My son has taught me to be patient! I was never a person who liked to wait, especially if things aren’t going my way, but my son has taught me to give and take and learn other methods of getting my way.”
She also comically ended with “Being a mother is harder than i expected.”
Pamputtae also shared a bit of her trying past and how motherhood is something she holds very dearly in her heart.
She started with, ” Being a mother changed my life a lot. When I had my first son, things were kind of rough, and at one point, I had to be doing two jobs because it was me alone. When I had my second son, things were a little bit better because me come inna di artiste world now and things improve – but my lifestyle changed a lot.”
Then added concluded, ” I have two boys, so that makes me go harder in terms of work. One of the biggest lessons they have taught me is that my needs are more important than my wants. Right now, if I see something that I want, I think twice about it because that money can go towards the kids.”
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