Not one to shy away from tackling issues, Tenza has declared war on men versus women inequality within the reggae and dancehall music industry.
The artist who recently severed all musical ties with Universal music Japan, thinks the music business is unfair and ruthless when it comes to female artists. They are often more than not treated unequally compare to their male counterparts.
As a female singer, Tenza is well aware that she has to work 1000 times harder than an male artist to gain the same recognition, from promoters, djs, or producers. The Boss Lady recons lots of these people sees female singers as sex objects rather than for their musical skills. Artists such as Tanya Stephens and Lady Saw have been vocal on the matter while fighting these problems for years.
“The time as come for us ladies to rise up, even though sometimes the problems is also caused by other females artists who want to reach to the top very quickly without hardwork so they allow these people to used them then spit them out. But i can let them know that The War Is On, i rather die with my pride rather than being exploited by these clowns.
The time has come now where females must united and work together to make these changes. You have female producers out of Jamaica releasing riddim compilation and they don’t includes any females artist on it, so if our own females are not uniting and respect each other why would the males follow suit?” stated The Boss Lady. “The War Is On” single is now available on iTunes and all digital platforms.
Hailing from Kempshot of Montego Bay Jamaica, Tenza A.K.A The Bosslady is a musical angel in disguise. Born and raised in a family of fifteen, which consisted of nine brothers and Five sisters, she grew up in a life of struggle and disappointment so she certainly knows how to appreciate all of her blessings that she has been given and her musical talent was definitely one of those blessings not taken for granted.
Tenza left Jamaica when she was only fourteen to reside in the UK, in the town of Slough. For Tenza it was a difficult time leaving all her friends and family to begin a whole new life in England. At first, she found it hard adjusting to the new culture especially in school.
As time went by Tenza made new friends when she started to attend the slough youth center music classes. Tenza then felt at home as she now found her joy, which is music., She started to attend dance classes, singing classes and entering competitions, put on by the slough youth center.
Tenza has always retained a strong passion for Dancehall and Reggae music that was so prominent in her life. Living the life she lived back in Jamaica, it was the empowering and highly uplifting sounds of Bob Marley, Yellow Man, Beres Hammond, Bounty Killer, Denis Brown, Lady Saw, Super Cat and Beenie Man that kept her faith and hope strong throughout all these years to make it and become what she has become today.
Overcoming many obstacles, Tenza’s skills had created an opportunity for her to become a member the electric trio ‘Fya’ – the formerly Def Jam signed female dancehall group. ‘Too Hot’ and ‘Must Be Love’ being a couple of the many hits Gold selling ‘Fya’ released.
Since Tenza departed from the group FYA in 2009, she has being working very hard on her solo career. She even started up her own record label “ TMD Records” for Tenza this was the most important decision she has ever had to make as she has been approached on countless occasions by major labels, but have turned the offers down to focus on her own label.
Source: MPR Consulting