The Star (Jamaica)

Alphani wants protection for underage girls


Alphani lashes the actions of some adult men on his thought-provoking single titled 18 And Over. “This song is hitting out against the men who think it’s cool to have sexual relationsh­ips with underaged girls. That kind of behaviour is wrong on so many levels and we need to stamp it out of the society,” said Alphani. The up-and-coming dancehall artiste believes it is a waste of time to create music that doesn’t carry a positive message.

“Every time I go to the studio, I try my best to record songs that will make a positive impact on the minds of everyone who listens to my music. It makes no sense at all to make music that cannot inspire people to do good in the world. As entertaine­rs, we’re blessed by God with the ability to entertain and teach the people. We must never use our talent to lead them into darkness,” he said.

The talented deejay, who lists Yellowman, Etana and Tarrus Riley among his musical influences, is currently busy in the studio working on several new projects for Indeed Records, starting next month.

Alphani, given name Stephen Rhoden, hails from the community of Leith Hall in St Thomas. He’s a past student of the St Thomas Technical High School.

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