Ten-year-old Tashae Silvera has a voice that is older than her years. The youngster from Rae Town, central Kingston, went viral on social media after her mother, Carlesha Scott, posted a video of her delivering a seamless rendition of Romain Virgo’s ‘ Leave Them’.
And while this video accorded her some fame, Silvera’s mother told THE News that her daughter has been blessed with a gift that she’s been utilising for a while now.
“She sings solo in church. She’s not a part of a group, but sometimes when they have funerals and so, they’d ask her to do a piece, and she always impress everyone,” she said.
“She normally wudda sing and mek noise round the house, so mi decide seh this time mi ago record her and send it to a friend of mine, and then she started send it out and the video start to circulate,” she said.
And Scott said her daughter is basking in her new-found fame.
“Har ting a gwaan; she love it. She like the attention from day one. From she young and we even a walk and wi stop a road and people a see her, she always a seh hi. So now that she a get it, she like being out there,” she said.
“But mi tell her seh nuh badda get confused cause a end-of-year exam time now. Mi even tell her if she nuh do good mi ago delete her stuff dem, suh she a work hard because she nuh want dem be deleted,” she added.
Meanwhile, Silvera told THE News that she wants to utilise her gift to do “good” music. She said her dream is to one day sing with singjay Romain Virgo.
“I want to do a song about children. I don’t like wah gwaan in the community, and music can influence us. Him can sing, mi like how him act, and how him perform and such. I’m his biggest fan,” she said.