Shenseea ‘blesses’ her Bahamian ‘ShenYengs’ at Survival Weekend Reloaded
A month after signing with American Label Interscope Records, Jamaican recording artist Shenseea is thankful and grateful for all the support as her career continues to skyrocket. And she didn’t leave her “ShenYengs” in The Bahamas out of the journey.
The rising dancehall star’s name is now on the tip of everyone’s tongue, especially after the release of her latest single “Blessed”, which features rapper Tyga. Since its release in late May, the song, with its catchy hook that celebrates the blessing of just being alive, has dominated airwaves.
And it was a hit when she took to the stage during Alpha Sounds’ Survival Weekend Reloaded. Shenseea, though under doctor’s orders to take it easy on the stage due to challenges with her voice, put on quite the show, giving her fans the show they’ve waited nearly a year to see as they sang the lyrics word for word.
“It’s not my first time but it’s been a while since I got here and I was really, really excited,” Shenseea said after taking selfies with a few lucky fans. “I wish I could do it all over again.”
Perhaps her biggest hit with Bahamians, “ShenYeng Anthem” speaks of women remaining strong and independent, not needing to fight over a man. And from the music hit during her performance, the audience went wild.
“From I walk on the stage to walking off, I can’t say which was my favorite to perform for the crowd tonight,” she said.
When asked how she felt about the crowd’s reaction, Shenseea exclaimed, “You know how the reaction was. It was awesome, splendid. All of my ShenYengs I have to send a special shout-out. Thank you so much for supporting me.”
According to Shenseea, she looks forward to being back in The Bahamas really soon. For her, aside from hitting the stage, she just enjoys the relaxation that being in The Bahamas provides.
“The best part about being in The Bahamas was I got to sleep. I didn’t really get to go anywhere and I really needed the sleep. And of course there was the show. I loved it all.”
The 22-year-old grew up in St. Mary, Jamaica, and has been on songs with fellow Jamaican artist Vybz Kartel and was featured on Christina Aguilera’s 2018 album “Liberation”.