Words by Tami Tsansai
Photos by Sameel “Kush-I” Johnson
Empresses + Queens: An Interview with Jah9
Reggae’s strongest new female voice speaks on showing her softer side, her love of food, and her plans for the future.
Singer Janine “Jah9” Cunningham has firmly established herself as reggae’s strongest new female voice recently, with a string of well-received releases produced by famed selector Rory StoneLove. Recently, she’s released a refreshing video for her single “Avocado,” which strips away the focal seriousness and militancy of her earlier work to reveal more of her vulnerability, femininity and stimulating wit. Intrigued by this new development from an artist we’ve been following, we had to link her for a clearer picture of her current and future direction.
Dive in to the interview here for more playfulness, wise words and queenly vibrations from Jah9…