Dancehall artiste Kiprich has voiced his strong condemnation of acts of violence against women. The entertainer, who is getting set to release a new single called Women Protest, said he is disgusted by attacks, particularly murders, on the fairer sex.
“Mi kinda fed up of the murders, this keeps popping up in the news too much so mi feel the need to talk about this thing and make dem see that this is a concern right now because the females are not safe,” Kiprich said.
“We have mothers, we have sisters, we don’t know if dem a reach home after leaving out … it is painful, believe me, it is too much now,” the Telephone Ting hitmaker said.
More than 1,250 people have been murdered in Jamaica since the start of the year. The vast majority of murder victims are men.
The pending release of Women Protest follows the recent murder of two high-profile females, Donna-Lee Donaldson and Aneka ‘Slickianna’ Townsend.
Donaldson’s boyfriend, Noel Maitland, a cop, has been charged with her murder. In the case of Townsend, whose body was fished from the sea in Reading, St James, last Friday, police say they are close to making a breakthrough.
“This song is for Donna-Lee and for Slickianna and for the countless other women whose deaths have gone unsolved and unanswered.
This song is for Jasmine Deen, the visually impaired UWI [University of the West Indies] student who has not been found, and for every woman out there living in fear. We stand with you! Dem fi stop kill off the woman dem iyah,” an upset Kiprich said.