Prevention of child abuse: Queen Ifrica tops the chart with song against incest
Queen Ifrica sings against incest and child abuse
In the month when the World Day for the Prevention of Child Abuse is being commemorated, dance hall star Queen Ifrica has hit the Jamaican charts with a song which draws the line against incest. "Daddy" with its plaintive cry "don't touch me there" has been receiving daily air play and has even stirred up some controversy with influential persons advocating a ban. The Gleaner newspaper has named her "Artist of the Month" for November 2007.
Accompanied by her manager reggae star Tony Rebel, Queen Ifrica visited the UNICEF office on November 16 to present a copy of the CD to the Representative Bertrand Bainvel. Queen Ifrica stated that she was moved to write the song after hearing a particular story and since then she become a kind of unofficial counsellor to the many girls who have called to pour out their hearts to her. She has promised to work with UNICEF to stamp out this scourge.
On November 19, World Day for the Prevention of Child Abuse, Queen Ifrica was the featured performer at the Candle Light Vigil held by the Child Development Agency at Emancipation Park. During the vigil, the names of children murdered or killed in traffic accidents were read out.
Below are the lyrics to Queen Ifrica's "Daddy".
stop it daddy
den yuh judgment ago pile up bout a mile high
Rpt. Chorus: Verse 3
World Day for the Prevention of Child Abuse: UNICEF offices in the Caribbean call for policy makers to make a concerted effort to end the scourge of child abuse
On November 19 - World Day for the Prevention of Child Abuse the UNICEF offices in Jamaica, Barbados, Belize, Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago issued a statement expressing concern at the level of abuse against children and called on governments in the Caribbean to take action. Please click on "word" to read statement.