Nefatari Makes Music History As First Caribbean Artist at Essence Music Festival
Essence Magazine called her “a young Kelly Rowland” and superstar artist and producer Pharrell Williams gave her latest hit song “What U Think About Me” a thumbs up while overheard playing at the Essence Music Festival empowerment seminar.
These past few weeks have been a whirlwind for Nefatari, not only did she perform in New York at the “Groovin In The Park” headlined by legendary Gladys Knight but she made her debut on the stage of the largest event celebrating African-American culture and music in the United States “The Essence Music Festival”.
This was a feat in many aspects, not only did she perform at the Essence Music Festival’s first ever “NEW & NEXT” concert, but she is also the first artist to bring Caribbean flavor with her blend of dancehall and pop music to the festival stage since its inception in 1995. Nefatari who proudly represents Jamaica and her reggae/dancehall influence, has often described her music as dancehall pop, that influence stems from her years as a background singer for Lindsay Lohan and Baby Spice of “Spice Girls” group.
This was a first time for Nefatari in New Orleans, she performed at the Mercedez Benz Superdome to a crowd filled with screaming fans and celebrities. Nefatari and her dancers shared the stage with young superstars such as Diggy Simmons, Disney’s Cocoa Joans and Roshan Fegan , and the OMG Girlz. Her single “What u Think About Me” received an overwhelming response from the crowd and her promotional cd’s which had songs such as “What U Think About Me”, “Day U Mess Up”, and “No Handbag” were gone out of her hands within an flash to the eager concert goers who wanted more.
Not to leave out any of her fans who were not in attendance at the Essence Music Festival, Nefatari is giving away a free promotional download of “What U Think About Me.”