No stranger to the shores of St. Lucia, Chinsea Lee or Shenseea as she is known in global media circles is a mega star in the making. The Jamaican native has made the entire Caribbean her home, tying together bands of adoring fans all across the region. With the image and personality to spark corporate interest, the songstress has bagged several corporate deals including a regional ambassadorship for Campari, now in its second year.
Singer, Deejay, rapper and mom, Shenseea makes light work of doubling down on life, The 22-year-old mogul in the making remains a force to be reckoned with musically since her 2017 debut as the first artiste signed to dancehall outfit Romeich Entertainment. A string of hits, accolades and personal achievements bolstering her,Shenseea continues to power further into her career.
“Well being a mom and an artiste is a challenge but it’s a challenge that’s worth it. I love my son without end and being an artiste is how I’ll provide for him financially. It is difficult and heartbreaking to have to leave him ever so often to tour and do shows overseas, but I am doing all of this for him,” Shenseea shared.
Making the Caribbean her home Shenseea shares a wide cross section of musical influences with collaborations to support, ranging from Soca with Nailah Blackman, Kes and BunjiGarlin, Afro-beats, to Hip Hop, a collaboration with rapper Tyga- Blessed created waves for the artiste.
“My musical sound is not inspired by one specific artiste, but all the veterans who have made their mark, not just locally but internationally. I admire Whitney Houston’s vocals, Beenie Man’s stage presence, Bounty Killa’s aggression and Chronixx’s lyrics,” she explained.
A relatively quick rise to the top of an unforgiving industry Shenseea keeps herself grounded through her training in Entertainment Management and focusing on her goals.
“I started to study entertainment management but honestly, sometimes I might feel a bit overwhelmed because it has been a fast rise but I manage to stay grounded with my team behind me. Another factor that keeps me grounded is that I haven’t reached my full potential as yet and that is to be international, once I’ve reached my goal, there’s no return, just going to continue to excel,” she continued.
Set for greater successes for the remainder of the year Shenseea admits St. Lucia is one of her favourite places and hopes she will return soon.
By: Toni-Ann Latty