Barbadian Entertainer Biggie Irie Adopts the Save Foundation: Singer Urges Bajans to shun Domestic Abuse

This latest release coincides with a period of 16 days of Activism celebrated across the world between the 25th November (International Day Against Violence Against Women) and the 10th December, 2010 (International Human Rights Day) in order to symbolically link violence against women to human rights and to emphasize that such violence is a violation of human rights.

Within days of launching his latest reggae single titled “Baby Momma”, Biggie Irie adopted the SAVE Foundation (Service Alliance For Violent Encounters) and will become one of the local music industry’s advocates against domestic violence. The self penned track, produced by Randy Eastmond of Quantum Studios and written by Biggie Irie condemns domestic violence against women whilst at the same time reminding listeners about the importance of women in our society.

About this latest single the man with the golden voice says, “I don’t like to think domestic violence, but it does exist. Men who beat women are cowards and have no respect for themselves or the women they prey upon.”

Biggie Irie who is no stranger to the soca or reggae music scene has given the assurance that he will do all that he can to assist the newly formed SAVE Foundation to bring the topic to the fore. “I believe that I can help to spread the message through this song and also by going into schools and colleges and talking to young people to let them know that domestic violence is WRONG.”

Addressing the issue of domestic violence towards men, Biggie Irie expressed concern that he has heard about incidences of domestic violence against men but not as much as domestic violence perpetrated against women. He says, “the public needs to recognize that both forms of abuse are wrong. “

Echoing this sentiment is Liesl Daisley, founder and chairman of the SAVE Foundation who welcomed the commitment from Biggie Irie to assist with the efforts of the Foundation to raise public awareness about domestic violence through his music and his association with the Foundation.

This latest release coincides with a period of 16 days of Activism celebrated across the world between the 25th November (International Day Against Violence Against Women) and the 10th December, 2010 (International Human Rights Day) in order to symbolically link violence against women to human rights and to emphasize that such violence is a violation of human rights. This international campaign originated from the first Women’s Global Leadership Institute sponsored by the Centre of Women, Global Leadership in 1991.

For more information about the Save Foundation click on www.savefoundationbarbados.org

(Intro)
Yeh yuh know,
A woman is the most beautiful creation in this world,
Yet some brothers just don’t appreciate it. (Ad lib)
To all the women in the world, Respect and Honour.

I wonder what some brothers are thinking,
When they raise their hands to hit their women,
Don’t you know a woman is the greatest gift to this world, ah yeh.
For nine months she toils and she labours,
It’s her mission to become a mother.
So don’t you disrespect, cos we can’t be here without her. Oh no.

(Chorus)
So you’d better not beat her, and don’t you mistreat her,
She’s your baby momma, so u gotta love her, love her.
So you’d better not beat her, and don’t you mistreat her,
Se’s your baby momma, so u gotta love her, love her.

How ya doing baby I love you,
Your girls gonna love it when u call her boo.
Roses and chocolates she likes them a lot,
Shower her with affection; give her all that you got.
Take her to the movies take her shopping,
At night, to fancy restaurants, dinner by candlelight.
A woman is a treasure all men should hold dear,
Treat her right every day of the year.
(Chorus)

(Bridge)
GOD Bless you woman for what you’ve done for me,
Without you I know I’ll never have this family.
I’ll cherish this love for all eternity,
Thank you JAH for giving her to me.

Every woman is special you know,
They’re gonna fuss and give you some pressure,
Be a man my brother and take it slow,
She ain’t gonna be fussing forever.
Sometimes you’ll feel like your going insane,
Don’t raise you hand to cause your woman pain.
Cool off take a drive, or even take a walk.
Sit down with your woman and talk.

(Choruses Out)
But don’t you beat her, and don’t you mistreat her,
She’s your baby momma, so u gotta love her, love her.
You’d better not beat her, and don’t you mistreat her,
Cos she’s your baby momma, so u gotta love her, love her.

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