Prior to her ‘abbreviated’ performance on Sting, up-and-coming deejay Starface was a virtual unknown. But her name is doing the social media rounds as the person responsible for the premature end of the Boxing Day festival due to an expletive-laced set.
Police ended the event 6:30 am Sunday with several top acts yet to perform.
“At the end of the day, a nuh mi alone do hardcore lyrics… Sting is not a kids’ show. It’s for adults 18 years and over,” she said.
“Now people are talking … some good, some bad. Mi get a text from UK say: ‘Mi love you’. Even a deejay called me to say how he rated that, as an upcoming act, I came out inna the morning and hold mi own. But the people who a bash me, a go become mi biggest fans,” she continued.
Starface said her time slot was initially 3:04 am, but due to lengthy artiste sets she was shifted to 6:00 am. She said she never signed a contract for her appearance on the show.
“My only regret is mi neva get a chance fi work mi full set. My plan was to surprise the people by taking off the mask… and doing some of my better known songs,” she said.
Starface’s given name is Nadesha Edwards. She hails from Bond Street in West Kingston and attended Dunrobin High School in St Andrew. She said she worked as a ‘promotional girl’ for a while and was part of a seven-member dance outfit called Star Girls.
“In 2011, I heard my cousin building a riddim. I listened to it and then penned Tun Up the Love. That same year, I recorded Nuh Fraid A Gal and Love John. I then took a break, because my boyfriend wasn’t too supportive of it at the time. I returned nearly a year ago with Ride or Die featuring Beenie Man, Hold My Man, Tek A Gal Man, Nah Left and Money Lotion,” she said.
With Sting out of the way, Starface is optimistic about her career, going into 2016.
“I’m the next big thing. People and my team at Konsequence MuzikGroup a motivate mi fi go harder. 2016 is my year,” she said.