Jadine De Soca Diva- "Don't call my phone"
There are many stars from the Caribbean but there is only one Jadine. Born Jadine Greenaway and hailing from the Emerald Isle of Montserrat, Jadine aka the Soca Deva first discovered her calling for soca music as a child, and has turned that passion into a successful career since 2004.“My mother has a beautiful voice and I used to sing with her, sometimes while driving in the car or cleaning the house on Sundays.” In fact, it was her family who first discovered her star power, forcing her to sing at a relative’s wedding. Not surprising, today that potential is realized as the demand for a performance from the Soca Deva has spread throughout the Caribbean entertainment industry. Poised, passionate and driven, Jadine’s take on the soca is exceptional, as she blends the bluesy sounds of R&B into the genre, giving it that modern touch that is inherent of the songstress.
“I have a natural appreciation for all kinds of music,” reveals Jadine. “Though soca is my first love, rhythm moves me naturally so I find it hard to stick to one particular sound.” It’s that fusion that is gaining her fans worldwide, as they are drawn to her tunes, which are heavily influenced by pop, reggae and even house. Before becoming the main act, Jadine has opened for the Caribbean’s crème de la creme, including Machel Montano, the legendary Mighty Sparrow, and reggae’s Mr. Vegas, Sanchez and Collie Buddz, just to name a few. She wishes to work with hip-hop beat maker Pharell one day. “I know it would be amazing to have him on a soca track.” Jadine also looks forward to future collaborations with some of her inspirations, fellow Montserratian Arrow and reggae great Beres Hammond, and hopes to be a part of the movement that elevates the sounds of soca to the Grammy level.
Her many accolades include earning first runner up in the 2005 Montserrat Calypso Monarch and Soca Monarch competitions as well as her Hit single "Don't Call My Phone" being placed on the prestigous Soca compliation Soca Gold 2008. The video for the single, shot by industry great Rhona Fox, debut on Tempo Networks seen in several Carribbean nations at 2. Jadine was also proud to represent Montserrat at the 2005 Caribbean Tourism Organization Week Celebration in New York City, which saw the official launch of MTV TEMPO. Currently the Soca Deva is preparing to deliver her sophomore studio effort, Unleash The Deva, due out in late 2009. It’s a promising collection of sexy soca beats fused with catchy lyrics, as demonstrated in the first single, “Don’t Call My Phone” sure hits for all carnivals this year. This follow-up to her debut album, Soca Sound Check in 2005, will only cement her name as a celebrated soca queen. With her unbridled talent, rich sultry voice and eclectic style, Jadine stays focused on satisfying her fans. “I have this belief that the audience should always be able to relate emotionally to my music, and I like to think I have something for everyone. I want them to be part of my journey.”