US-based, Jamaica-born singjay Shana S has reached out to several Jamaican families living in Portland to provide cash to purchase much-needed grocery items as the global spread of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has forced millions of people into lockdown, and possibly unemployment.
“We all know how frustrating it is to be in a position where our families or neighbours are in need and we can’t help them. Covid-19 has now made that situation frustratingly impossible for some families with the stay at home order. So with the help of my team, LeAnn from our local radio station Stylz Fm and friends, it feels great to be a part of a good deed that’s helping to ease some of the burden placed on families,” Shana S said.
With the help of her friends, Shana S was able to drop off envelopes with $13,000 cash to purchase groceries for their families In Portland.
“I got a donation from one of my high school friends who was inspired by what I was doing and wanted to help So together we helped these families including a woman who has been home-bound and unable to move for years. We plan to do more. If just one person feels less lonely or isolated when faced with this pandemic, then I’ll feel better. Coronavirus is scary. Let’s make kindness go viral. Get involved, Jamaica, help your neighbours,” she said.
In another example of community spirit, videos were shared over social media this weekend of Italian citizens singing and dancing during a nationwide lockdown, and videos were also shared with New York citizens cheering health workers from their balconies. The videos, from various cities and towns, show people singing from balconies and windows in an attempt to boost morale.
Shana S is promoting her latest single, ‘Different Style’, and released a video which is in rotation on FLOW, and HYPE tv.
“Check out my Facebook and YouTube pages, share and like the video,” she said.
Born in Port Antonio, Portland, Shana S attended Titchfield High and then Port Antonio High school when she became interested in hairdressing, music and art. She didn’t take music seriously until she migrated to the US in 1999.
In 2003 she recorded her first official song ‘Nah Back Down’ on the Top Speed Riddim under the name Sexy S produced by recording artiste Demarco on his Star Kutt recording label.
Her other songs include ‘Up In Deh’, ‘Happy Life’ and ‘Sugar Daddy’.