Dubbed the bad gyal of the dancehall Ce’Cile has made an impact on the scene since she demanded attention with her fist big hit Changes. She started as she meant to go on – creating her own rules and dejaying on whatever topic she chooses. Whether it’s to generate debate as with her controversial Do It To Me Baby or she can get all lovey dovey check out her song I’m Waiting to see what we mean. This female artiste has effectively shown that she is quite versatile when it comes to holding her own on or off the stage.
Yardflex: Are you working on anything new now?
Ce’Cile: Currently working on a new album for the international side but asides from that I’m recording many singles for our base market.
Yardflex: What songs are "running the place" now for you?
Ce’Cile: "Anything" - Feminine Rhythm by Don Corleon, "Nah Stress over Man" - Street Bullies by Tony Kelly and Bigyard, "Mek Dem Know" - Big Yard, "Ansa" - Big Yard
"Let her Go"- Sankofa on the Ital Jockey Ridim and "Promise" on Ariff Cooper's Relationships Rhythm. Plus I have many more singles coming out look out for my song called "Home Tonight" on Don Corleon's New Feelings Rhythm.
Yardflex: Any upcoming shows?
Ce’Cile: Just came back from St Kitts, I go to Bahamas for Valentines, but I've purposely eased up off the traveling to get my recording back on and to show my face and sound back here in Jamaica, touring so much kinda takes you away, but I have to keep relevant so I'm concentrating on Jamaica and the releases right now before the touring season starts again, Because I am stil promoting my last album. I also have about four music videos to shoot.
What do you think of the current state of the music?
I think its very bad in some ways, but there are sparks of hope here n there, i can see the creativity coming back, some people are really doing garbage while some are doing great things, i like Stephen McGregor and Don Corleon, Big Yard as Usual, I love what Chino and Konshens are doing, TIFA and MAKEDA, i think Kartel and Mavado deserve to be on top cause they are working hard and both are being creative, I like WASP, I'm sure I'm forgetting some but the music is looking up.
Yardflex: If you could change anything in the music biz what would it be?
Ce’Cile: The business structure itself and there are no standards, like any one can produce an off key track and it gets played, I don't care how stupid or lacking in depth your lyrics is, if it’s on key and produced right there will be someone to like it, but I hate inferior production and mistakes in music.
Yardflex: What's your hope for 2010.
Ce’Cile: That we will have more dancehall artistes doing international stuff. That Ce'Cile can be the best Ce'Cile can be, and then get even better.
Yardflex: Tell us about the real Ce'Cile
Ce’Cile: I'm a workaholic, I'm very quiet, don't like to go out partying if I’m not making money, I read a lot, I watch News consistently, I play scrabble and Mario Go Kart, I go to the gym a lot, I love my fans, I have a mission and that’s to do music and make a lot of money, hopefully the latter part will come to fruition soon, lol, I enjoy life and try to enjoy my life without the public.
Yardflex: Are you planning on tying the knot anytime soon?
Yardflex: What's your favourite meal
Ce’Cile: I love many things, fried breadfruit, ripe fried plantains, ackee and saltfish, rice n peas n chicken, yard country style lol.
Yardflex: Who do you admire in the biz (DJ/Singer)
Ce’Cile: Shabba, Super Cat.
Yardflex: What do your parents think about your choice of a career
Ce’Cile: They ok with it now.
Yardflex: Has it always been music for you?
Yardflex: If you could do it all over again, would you still choose music.
Ce’Cile: I think yes, and I would have done what I eventually did earlier.
Yardflex: What advice do you have to give those coming into the biz
Ce’Cile: Education counts, street smarts count, voice training and playing an instrument could add significantly to the appeal, image matters, being unique helps, being bilingual could be a plus as well.