Sunday 19 May, 2019

‘Hustler from long time’: Shenseea recalls life before fame

Shenseea posted a throwback photo of herself working as a Dream Weekend promo girl.

Shenseea posted a throwback photo of herself working as a Dream Weekend promo girl.

With a couple of hits under her belt and a growing fan base, Shenseea is riding high and enjoying her new-found success.

Indeed, a lot has changed over the last year for the 20-year-old former Mona High student whose given name is Chinsea Lee.

Her Loodi song featuring incarcerated dancehall star Vybz Kartel was one of the biggest songs last year and continues to enjoy heavy rotation on the airwaves – fueled by recent controversy over the original recording of the track which only featured Kartel. She also scored with Jiggle Jiggle.

But don’t be fooled by her seemingly fast-rise on to the entertainment scene. It wasn’t an overnight success story, said Shenseea in a social media post on Thursday.

The post included a photo of herself working as a promo girl for the Dream Weekend party series. Noting that she was the “most outstanding bottle girl”, Shenseea declared herself a “hustler from long time”.

She said hard work brought her where she is today and even reminisced on how she was teased over the fact that she wore the same “fake slippers” repeatedly.

“A nuh just now me a work hard...Nuff people used to trouble me about my "fake slippers" weh look like "Bridget" and dem tired fi see me beat me one slippers and laugh afa me,” Shenseea wrote before adding, “But guess what! That didn't stop me nor distract me from my work. I wear what I have to do what is necessary!”

She also preached patience and humility.

“Not once have i overstepped my boundaries to please society. Plus, I now have so many Bridgets I cant count, yet never showed them off. I still remain humble through it all,” she said.

See Shenseea’s post in full below.

Throwback to when I was a bottle girl at Dream Weekend...Hustler from long time...Most Outstanding Bottle girl. A nuh just now me a work hard...Nuff people used to trouble me about my "fake slippers" weh look like "Bridget" and dem tired fi see me beat me one slippers and laugh afa me. But guess what! That didn't stop me nor distract me from my work. I wear what I have to do what is necessary! Not once have i overstepped my boundaries to please society. Plus, I now have so many Bridgets I cant count, yet never showed them off. I still remain humble through it all..Alot has changed, I have changed for the better but still as REAL as can be. I am not a materialistic woman, never will be. I can only enjoy what this world has for me because when i'm gone none of it will be taken with me. I've worked too hard to be where I am...and will continue until I find no more reason to do so. God, my talent, work ethics and personality will get me exactly where I want to be.

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