Osujah Records way up with positivity

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osujah-records.jpgWith the intention of being a major player in the music and entertainment business, the CEO of Osujah Records, Donna Burnett, has pledged to give this newest venture her total and undivided attention.

Burnett, a registered nurse by profession, now also quite comfortably wears the hats of artiste manager, co-producer, riddim-maker, and executive producer. Incidentally,this multi-talented and multi-faceted lady is also a song-writer, dub poet and a singjay who goes by the name Lady Donna.

Born in Kingston, Jamaica, but now residing in St Ann - Hampstead to be exact - Ms Burnett set up Osujah one year ago in Hampstead to develop local talent. She has so far signed five artistes to her Osujah Records label singer Anaicon, and singjays I-Konji, I-Nanny, Ras Pree Dem and, of course, Lady Donna.

The label founder, while acknowledging that there are quick bucks to be made by doing a certain type of music, is insistent that Osujah Records will take the high road and stick to a diet of positive, uplifting music.

"Music that will feed the mind and the soul; music that has a long shelf life; music that is positive," says Burnett, who disclosed that she is from a musical family and learned quite young how to string up a sound by working alongside her uncle, who was the owner of Touch of Class Disco.

Lady Donna has lived in the United States for over 30 years, 11 of which she spent in the US Navy's health service. Having given sterling service in that field overseas, she still plays her part here in Jamaica, but right now is passion is music, especially focusing on helping talented young acts to get the recognition they truly deserve.

The singer in her camp, 22-year-old Anaicon, who Lady Donna describes as "respectful and elegant" is the first artiste who she is pushing out. His six-track EP, The Rebel, is the company's major project currently and already there is a buzz about songs such as This Is Me and All About You.

Reluctant to take away the spotlight from her artistes, Lady Donna, who attended the prestigious The Queen's High School in Jamaica, and was influenced by two older students there -- girl duo Althea and Donna (Uptown Top Rankin) -- revealed that she was quite the dancehall queen while at school. She now has out two songs under her Lady Donna moniker, Save A Life and Bumming Ball on the riddim of the same name.