A lovely singer/dancer/actress from Guyana, who's a.k.a. the Queen of Sheba. The name Makeda is Rastafarian, a lifestyle and religion she adopted as a teen; a shade past 30, the talented beauty is the wife of Ras Leon Saul and the mom to three sons. She started a dance troupe at 16, and later attended the National School of Dance in Guyana, the dance training shows in Makeda's graceful stage movements. Reviews for Sweet Victory, her first LP, suggests a budding reggae queen. Considered dance-hall, her songs also have a social/political message. The debut feature remixes of her Uprising Records singles, everything from "Gun Bust" to "Sweet Victory." Makeda's first trek to Toronto lasted three years, enough time to become a familiar face on television and a regular opening act for many artists, including Judy Mowatt, Alton Ellis, and Horace Andy. She returned to Guyana in 1995 to chill before going to Jamaica to apply the finishing touches on her debut album. She returned to Toronto, where she now lives, and has acted in Rapatriation, a musical play, and started an entertainment company and a newspaper. ~ Andrew Hamilton
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