Toppa Top 10: Reggae/Dancehall’s Greatest Lady Deejays

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Words by LargeUp Crew—lady-ann-sister-nancy-lady-p

The role of women in dancehall is extensive and varied. Most famously, there are the dancehall queens who have turned the seductive movements inspired by the music into a distinctive and worldwide artform of its own. Deejaying has always been a male-dominated sport but that’s not to say there haven’t been many worthy ladies in the ranks, too. We decided it was about time to spotlight women’s contributions to dancehall by highlighting all of the genre’s most crucial female voices, from relative newcomer Tifa to pioneers like Sister Nancy. Turns out we aren’t the only ones thinking this: this Saturday, May 24, Club Amazura in Queens, NYC is hosting a concert dubbed the Invasion of the Queens, featuring an all-female cast of dancehall greats, including a number of the lady deejays on this list.

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  • Bill Bruns

    Lady Anne is sorely missing from this list. The #1 lady dj at least in terms of quality.

    Sister Carol is right up there as well.

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  • Fayabomb

    Hmmm…. there must be a bug or a mistake. I dont see one of the most important nowadays.
    Maybe it’s a top of OLD best singjay (Queen Ifrica excluded)?


    She rules dem all ! faya faya fayaaaaaaa

  • raggalou

    Lady Apache did her thing back in the early 90s