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Queen Ifrica - "Tyad Ah Da Sumn Yah" [Music Video]

Please note: "Tyad ah da supm yah" directly translates as "tired of the something here". We in England would say I can no longer tolerate this behaviour. "Tyad ah da sumn ya"works a lot better though, a lie?

Loved this song from the moment I heard it. Was the first song released on Notice production's Digital Love riddim which became one of my favourite riddims in 2012. The set produced a lovers in way of Chronixx's "Access Granted" and Iba Mahr's rebellious yet spiritual "Let Jah Lead The Way". In fact, "Tyad Ah Da Sumn Yah" served as the first song Ifrica released after her hiatus following bringing forth her fourth (I believe) child for fellow reggae artist Tony Rebel.

Fiyah Mumma is one of the most powerful artists in Jamaica. Really kept hold of the order when many reggae artists veered hard right to lovers songs. She never fails to deliver a message and this is no different.

Licking out against all the ills and false promises ministers deliver year-on-year, the video follows the same thread. Now I think back to when I first heard it, this was a welcomed relief too because there were loads of nice reggae songs at the time. Protest songs are needed in reggae.

Check out Queen Ifrica's open letter to the bigger heads

Coulda given more attitude to get the point across more I reckon. Alas, still a great song.

Buy the song here

Iba Mahr - Let Jah Lead The Way


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