Formerly known as Lady Steele, this up and coming dancehall artiste is defined by her lyrics and her swagger. So much so that a name change saw her being presented with the moniker, Real Steele.
She is the first to admit that when people hear the name they immediately think of her as a male artiste, and Steele, with an impish smile says she has no problem at all with that. One look at her and it is clear that Stephannie Abbygale Smith, aka Real Steele, is really all woman.
A past student of Yallahs High and Paul Bogle Vocational Institute - where she did Electrical Installation - this singjay has been steadily honing her craft for the past eight years. According to Steele, she has always had a passion for music, but felt it prudent to focus on her education first and equip herself with a skill before embarking on her musical journey.
It was in 2003 that she started singing on various sound systems in her hometown of Yallahs, St Thomas and from there she branched out into the studios of Kingston, where she was encouraged to write more lyrics. She admits that her first set of songs were "very rude", thus earning her the name Lady Steele, as she was seen an heir apparent for Lady Saw.
In 2006, Steele did her first recordings for Emerald Records, Too much War and I'm Still Gonna Love You and managed to get a break that same year. She was chosen to perform on Summer Hype at Goodyear Oval, Mischief and Star Jam.
The singjay has since made the link with various other producers, including Tenement Yard Records and Heel and Bread Productions. However, she is now signed to Heel and Bread, which, she declares is a positive move in her career.
Her most recent single on the Heel and Bread label is Let's Party, an uptempo, radio-friendly club banger which is getting modest airplay.