QUEEN IFRICA

She is known as Queen Ifrica because everything about her is of royal character. Effervescent, audacious, strong and self-assured yet modest and humble, Queen Ifrica was christened Ventrice Latora Morgan, 26 years ago. Of the stock of music great Derrick Morgan, Queen Ifrica is poised to become a raging lioness in Jamaica’s entertainment industry.

Her magical voice has been lacing the theme song of International Year of the Volunteers (IYV) campaign and recently in ‘He’s Just My Brethren’ with Lady G, in reaction to Tony Rebel and Swade’s ‘Just Friends’. With roots firmly secured in the Rastafarian faith, Queen Ifrica says her duty is to be an example to women, through entertainment.

She laments the haphazard approach to the industry by female entertainers, their lyrical content and mode of dress. She, however, commends female entertainers for attempting to assert themselves, but bemoans some of their motives for doing so. She notes that circumstances have unfortunately dictated what values females believe in and live by.

Ifrica’s interest in music began some eight years ago, when she entered the Magic City Star Search competition in Montego Bay, Jamaica’s second city. Here, she placed first and went on to ace the grand finals held at Club Inferno in Montego Bay. This victory seemed to have boosted Ifrica’s confidence because in 1995 she auditioned to perform at one of Jamaica’s major music festivals – Reggae Sumfest, and as the god’s would have it, Ifrica got the opportunity to perform on Singer’s Night. Her performance followed that of DJ Buju Banton.

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The Music Of Queen Ifrica - Track List

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