Queen V Returns, But Will She Take Back Her Title?

first_imgeen V, Liberia’s female rap goddess .Queen V, Liberia’s female rap goddess who has been less than active on the musical front for years now, has just dropped two new singles in a bid to restate her relevance to the music industry.The two singles, ‘Sidiki’ and ‘I Na Gbelleh,’ since their release a week ago have received 7OO plus downloads on Liberia’s biggest music portal, Tunes Liberia, and are gradually becoming DJ and fan favorites.The Queen, from back in 2006 when Hipco started to gain momentum, blazed the trail for other female rap artists with her hit single ‘Far Way to Go.’That single broke the glass ceiling by making her the first female rap artist to release a single when opportunities for women in the genre were very scarce.Since then she has released 11 singles and done several collabos, some of which have rocked the industry. She was once a relevant force in the industry due to her unique lyrical flow and unique style of expression that helped to redefine the genre.But that’s not the case at present.Since the single, ‘Jue You Bad,’ which became an instant hit, the rapper has not been able to maintain such a feat. ‘Jue You Bad,’ was so catchy that even underage youth couldn’t help but sing along. Unfortunately, after that unforgettable track, she has dropped a few singles, but none of them made any impact, not quite as ‘Jue You Bad.’The song’s popularity transcended racial, gender, class, and generational divides. And with such fame and power at the time as the biggest female rap artist, it seemed nearly impossible for her to fail to make a hit with subsequent singles.But as things stand, the Queen is battling to make a comeback – not only a comeback, but to regain her lost status or title.The song, ‘Sidiki’ talks about a broke guy who wants her for free; and ‘I Na Gbelleh’ is her comeback attempt to reclaim her place as the most successful female hit-maker.Meanwhile, the song is a banger that is good for parties, clubs, even for relaxation. Interestingly, ‘Hold Ground’ comes with an up-tempo Afrobeat-dancehall feel, good enough for heavy rotation on any playlist. The response has so far been good, which matches how good this jam is.Definitely, ‘Sidiki’ and ‘I Na Gbelleh’ are songs for all. As you all know, Queen V’s songs are also well-cooked to satisfy your dance and listening desires. So rush now and grab them!Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Finance Minister lays out plans for PST reinstatement

first_imgThat includes returning the 1.6 billion dollars in transition money it was lent by the federal government, as well as loss of revenue.Falcon admits that the way the HST was brought in in the first place was a problem.”This has obviously been a pretty challenging excercise in public policy development and I think perhaps a lesson, as I said before, in how not to introduce public ploicy change.”Speaking after the Finance Minister, Premier Christy Clark echoed that sentiment.Advertisement “I think if the HST had been introduced in a different way, it may have ultimately met with a different reception.”Both Falcon and Clark will now turn their focus to job creation and public consultation.The Finance Ministry intends to report on the transition to PST on a quarterly basis. “I wish it was a different result. As a British Columbian I wish it was a different result, but it’s not, and we’ll respect the result that came in and we’ll move forward as quickly as we can to put things back in place.”The transition back to the combined 12 per cent PST and GST is expected to take 18 months.The plan is restore the PST at 7 per cent by March 31, 2013. The tax will apply to the same services as it did before the harmonized tax was instated.- Advertisement -Falcon has established an action plan to assist in the process.A project team is already in place to work with the federal government to create transitional rules for the business community will understand how to make the switch.As previously projected, Falcon estimates the switch back will cost the province three billion dollars.Advertisementlast_img read more