On the weekend, reggae singer Sophia Brown became the ‘winningest’ female in the Best Female Lovers Rock Reggae category when she copped her third straight win at the annual Lady Flava Radio Network Awards. This makes the fourth win in the category for the singer, who has been relatively quiet on the music scene since her car accident in 2017.
This year is the first year since her accident that the singer has been able to fully immerse herself in music. She told The Gleaner that the win not only solidifies the work she has been putting in over the years but is proof that she’s still got it. “I’m honoured to be awarded again. This goes to show that despite the setbacks, my music still connects with people and I still have the ability to produce quality stuff,” she said. “With new music coming out soon, this just gave me that extra push to continue making good music and to give my music family the kind of quality they have come to expect from Sophia Brown.”
Working on EP
Speaking of new music, Brown told The Gleaner that she is currently working on an EP. A release date for the project has not yet been decided, on, but Brown says the project will showcase some of her best works to date. “It’s going to be something else, literally. People are used to me singing love songs and I want to delve a little into some social issues, so it should be different but still engaging in true Sophia Brown style.”
The Lady Flava Awards this year celebrated their sixth anniversary, and Brown, having been a part of it from the inception, says it is a good initiative, particularly because it recognises artistes in the diaspora that sometimes go unnoticed by other award shows.
“Lady Flava is an award show I appreciate and I’m sure anybody who has ever been awarded feels the same. Not only do they recognise the work of the popular figures in reggae music, but they make the awards wide enough for everyone,” she said. “I love the work they are doing because it adds so much to the industry. I just want them to continue lifting up our entertainers, because their recognition of our work really goes a far way.”