Brown Shuga, born Mitsy Campbell, has returned to the entertainment industry saying she is “ready for the challenge” of managing her career and her family.
The Digicel Rising Stars winner sat with Winford on an episode of On Stage where she spoke about her upcoming debut album and her goals as she dives back into her art after taking a “necessary break” from the industry to “refocus”. The reggae singer, who is the mother of an 8-month-old baby boy and a 15-year-old teenage boy, said that while it was challenging to be both a mother and an artiste, she was definitely “here for the challenge”.
Brown Shuga revealed that she has an upcoming album, but she did not wish to disclose the unfinished album’s name or the number of tracks to be expected. However, Shuga spoke on one song titled ‘Dear Mr. Government’ on the album that is directed to the government.
“This song ‘Dear Mr Government’ is very topical as it not only reflects the sentiment of the ghetto but also the cry of the people,” she said.
Brown Shuga explained that she hopes to use her music to touch on topics that are relatable, she also wishes to utilise the power of music to encourage the change that everyone needs.
“We know that music is a very powerful tool that can be used to initiate reformation and so social commentary highlights issues that we can all relate to and its most time done in a way to implement and promote change,” she explained and emphasize that people currently need “a lot of change”.
Later, she performed a track with her smooth melodic voice singing about the strength and freedom of black (ebony) women after breaking through slavery.
Brown Shuga was engulfed with emotion when she performed her heartfelt social track touching on the issues of poor people and the crime that would persist if nothing improved for the lower class. The singer was so moved by the sad reality of her song that it brought tears to her eyes.
Check out the OnStage interview with Brown Shuga below.