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JAM | May 31, 2023

Tifa gives her first post-covid performance at Strictly 2K and announces new album

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Members of the Strictly2K audience move close to the stage to get a good view of TIFA’s signature walk and wine. The Wray Rum-sponsored event was held at Mas Camp (Photos: Contributed)

The dancehall scene in Kingston came alive on Friday night as certified dancehall diva TIFA took the stage for her first performance in four years at the Wray & Nephew Strictly 2K ‘Throwback Music Festival’.

The talented recording artist and songwriter, aged 39, left the crowd at Mas Camp in awe with her electrifying, master-class performance. Dressed in a custom-made baseball jersey designed by her mother, TIFA made a grand entrance, instantly captivating the audience’s attention as she unleashed her captivating voice and danced to the beats of the late 2000s.

Despite feeling a bit nervous before taking the stage, TIFA revealed that she was immediately transported back to a time when the music was all about the “feel good energy” of entertainment. The dancehall diva expressed her love for the 2000s dancehall era, describing it as timeless and a significant source of inspiration for her. She confessed, “It gives me a different type of energy, and I was lucky to come into the space and catch the last part of that to contribute to it.”

Dancehall entertainer TIFA commanded the Strictly2K stage.

Following her performance, TIFA expressed her gratitude to the crowd for their warm welcome, stating, “I came off the stage feeling good because it has been a long time since I performed for the Kingston crowds. I know I didn’t show it, but I really was anxious prior to going on the Strictly 2K stage. But the patrons really welcomed me, and I enjoyed having them sing along.”

The Strictly 2K audience, donning their best 2000s looks, was treated to a medley of TIFA’s top tracks, including popular collaborations like Swaggin’, Certified Diva, and Jealous Ova. TIFA even engaged her male fans in a call-and-response segment during her performance of Jealous Ova. Songs like Spell It Out, Bottom of the Barrel, and Crawney Gyal from the Dem Gyal Sittin Riddim had the crowd begging for more from the talented singjay.

Recording artiste and entertainer TIFA was ready to demonstrate to Pavel Smith, Marketing Manager at J. Wray & Nephew Ltd, the right way to ‘move ur body’ to the dancehall music of the 2000s during Strictly 2k held at Mas Camp.

In addition to her thrilling performance, TIFA delighted her fans by announcing that she has a lot in store for them this year, including an album. “This year, TIFA is back! I’m just excited and satisfied I was able to engage my Kingston people because so much is happening,” she remarked.

Pavel Smith, the Marketing Manager of J. Wray & Nephew Ltd, the lead partner of the music festival, was also present at the event and shared the sentiments of the attendees.

“Strictly 2K consistently delivers a quality entertainment product. Adding TIFA and Jah Vinci as headliners was an excellent choice. We are happy to be on board to celebrate an era of Jamaican culture best remembered for its fun dance-worthy music,” said Smith.


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