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Pinky's Jiggle to make her famous

Saturday, November 04, 2017

PINKY Famous is confident she has the pipes of a bonafide reggae star. Last week, the spunky new Portmore-based singer released a video for her new dancehall-flavoured track Jiggle .

Jiggle was released on the Music Basket Productions label on October 13.

“The feedback has been good so far. Reggae and R& B are my first loves. right now, I am just experimenting with dancehall and showing off my versatility, but the feedback, especially from the video, has been really really good,” she said.

Born at the Victoria Jubilee Hospital in downtown Kingston on November 24, 1999, Pinky Famous (given name Tishana Darby) grew up in Portmore, St Catherine. She believes a career in music was destined, as her father Oneil “Oneil Famous” Darby was a veteran DJ in the 80s on sound systems like Creation, Metro Media and others.

“He started taking me to the studio at an early age. He discovered my singing talent at about age four in the car one day while he was playing an old rhythm called Cus Cus. I was singing Kesha Cole's song I Remember; he then started training me from there. Then he put my voice on his phone, and his friends started to ask for dub plates for their sounds, and I started doing dub plates for sounds in Brazil, Sweden, Barcelona, USA, Jamaica, Canada and the Caribbean,” she said.

At age 15, she recorded an R&B-flavoured Heart-Breaker. She showed her versatility by writing songs for a social justice campaign to get scholarships for underprivileged kids in the PALAS programme based in Atlanta, Georgia.

She has started a practical nursing programme while working on her craft.

Her other songs include Your Love and Money Money, a collaboration with Likkle Dainjah.

“Right now, I am enjoying my flirtation with dancehall, I like new adventures and I will see where it will carry me,” she said.