Just days into 2010 we can look back at 2009 and state that it belonged to the dancehall industry here in Jamaica and especially for fast-rising diva, T-I-F-A. Self-proclaimed as the B-A-D-D-E-S-T for the '09, she proved this by dropping hits such as Spell It Out, Sick, Boasy Wid It, Ah Who Go Luu,Why, Holding Powers and a host of others. With such hard work, sharp lyrics and vibrant and innovative videos it should come as no surprise that Tifa has been nominated for 5 Youth View Awards (YVA).
The awards ceremony which is slated to be kept onSaturday, February 6, 2010 at the National Indoor Sports Centre is an annual award show where local celebrities are given the nod from the teens across Jamaica as the best in entertainment and pop culture.
With a successful 2009, Tifa walked away with the 5 nominations and she will be going up against other acts such as D'Angel, Alaine, Voicemail, Tessanne Chin and Tami Chynn and others in the categories of Favourite Local Music Video, Favourite Female Dancehall Artiste, Favourite Female Artiste of the Year, Female Fashion Icon of the Year and finally the coveted Young, Hot and Hype Female of the Year.
2010 has already started and Tifa is already hard at work. She is scheduled to perform at the Coke Zero concert on January 16 and is gearing up to drop a lot more singles and videos. According to Tifa, "for 2010 you can just expect to see more quality music and A-class videos. You are going to be getting a lot of deejaying but you can expect a few singing tracks as well." Her newest song If I Could Fly which is a cover for Junior Tucker is out now and is expected to be taking over the airwaves in a matter of weeks.
The dancehall act is taking an even more positive approach in 2010 with her new slogan '2010 the year I began again,' and said that she feels "humbled and honoured" for all the successes in her life so far. In regards to her YVA nominations Tifa had only two words to describe her elation, "that's hot".