Tanya Stephens

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts
Decades: 1990s 2000s


Vivienne Tanya Stephenson, 1974, St. Mary, Jamaica, West Indies. Tanya Stephens has been hailed as an intimidating rival to the lewd DJ queen Lady Saw. In 1993 Stephens recorded a notable collaboration with Galaxy P, ‘One Touch’, that proved successful, although her notoriety seemed short-lived. Her initial foray into the recording business was interrupted by a sabbatical after the birth of her first child. With her distinctive style, Stephens soon returned triumphantly to the dancehall and by 1996 her career was in full swing. She won critical acclaim when she appeared at the Sting 95 and Penthouse Showcase. Her success led to the recording of an album for X-Rated and a series of successful singles, including ‘Hang Up The ‘Phone’, ‘Man Fi Rule’, ‘Big Heavy Gal’, ‘1-1-9’, ‘Nuff Man Flop’ and ‘Workout’. Her big break came with the haughty ‘Yuh Nuh Ready Fi Dis Yet’, performed over...

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