Sassy songbird Cecile has never shied away from tackling controversial topics that are considered taboo in the Jamaican society
. And her latest foray into the dynamic of sexual power in relationships center’s around the single, ‘Cheater’s Prayer the Female Refix (Cheater’s Revenge)’ a counteraction to Chris Martin’s worldwide reggae hit of the same name where she declares outright that she is considering cheating on her boyfriend, whom she suspects is having an affair with another girl.
Produced by ZJ Chrome, the single has been in heavy rotation on local FM radio but is also generating considerable buzz in countries such as Bahamas, Belize, St Lucia, Kenya and is often played right after Chris Martin’s ‘Cheater’s Prayer’.
“Chris had asked me to do it initially but I didn’t want to do it, and then when I saw the reaction to the song in the clubs, I had to do it,” Cecile said in a release.
“Another song on the same riddim, ‘If You’ is an answer but not a direct answer to Cheater’s Prayer because there had to be a female side to this lover’s dilemma, and then I ended up doing a dub for Chrome called Cheater’s Revenge. And surprise surprise, it is the dubplate which got big and because of the demand, and so we put that out as a song, it is not even recorded properly, but there was such a great demand for it, especially in the Caribbean, with disc jockeys wanting to play it back to back with Chris’ song, that it had to go out fast,” she said, laughing.
Cecile said that music insiders soon realized that disc jockeys and selectors were actually recording the song off the radio, and dropping it on reggae mixes with the name of the disc jockey embedded in the song. So a decision was made to release the song as a single with Chrome’s name edited.