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Suspense embarks on Suspense embarks on spiritual journey

Thursday, October 12, 2017

SUSPENSE, who in May emerged winner of the televised talent competition Magnum Kings & Queens of Dancehall, is turning a new leaf.

The deejay was baptised at the Celebration Church in Portmore, St Catherine, on Sunday, October 1.

Speaking with the Jamaica Observer yesterday, Suspense said she will be continuing her music journey but will tweak her message.

“I will be deejaying for Jesus. I will not be doing any explicit or derogatory music but I will be doing dancehall/reggae gospel,” she said.

The entertainer said since her conversion, she has had to turn down several secular events.

“I knew that this change was coming. I already began writing several gospel songs and I know that I will be receiving (gospel) bookings soon,” she told the Observer. “As a secular dancehall artiste, there are a lot of negative things that a female sometimes have to endure if she doesn't not have the right people around her. Now I am trusting on Jesus to work out things for me as I put in the work.”

Suspense earlier this week took to Instagram to announce she was now on the “straight and narrow”.

“One week since me an my fiance got the 'For Sale' sign that Satan placed on our head removed by Jesus. Jesus redeemed us. Thank you Lord,” read her post with a picture of her being baptised.

Her announcement was met with encouragement from scores of persons who offered best wishes.

Suspense, whose given name is Shanekia Morrison, walked away with the 'Magnum' crown after weeks of competition. In the final, she defeated Japanese native Rankin Pumpkin.

While music is her passion, she is also serious about education. She completed an associate degree at the Excelsior Community College in tourism and entertainment management in 2010.

— Simone Morgan-Lindo