When she was younger, singer A'mari was the victim of abuse and molestation. Now an adult, she has decided to use her experiences to inspire and motivate others.
"I've been an advocate for children who have been molested and raped. I travel across the United States to lecture and give advice to the abused," A'mari shared. "I was a victim of such circumstances and I know what it is like. Whenever I get a chance I speak about it but I try to be there for persons who have had a similar experience."
The Brooklyn, New York-based artiste, who is a former radio jock, has been in Jamaica over the past few weeks promoting her music and doing recordings.
Among her latest singles are Set My Heart Free and the Phantom Fire Works-produced Vacation. Both are taken from her forthcoming EP which also includes the songs Destiny and Magic.
Originally from St Andrew, she grew up in Guy's Hill, St Mary. She relocated to New York during her late teens before moving to Florida. She then resettled in New York.
"I grew up without a mother and I listened to music to nurture my soul. I wrote my first song Ghetto Child when I was about 10. I recorded it at Dynamic Sounds when I was about 14," A'mari said.
Born Veneice Fung-Chung, she adopted the alias DJ Mona Lisa when decided to pursue a career in radio broadcasting. A'mari has worked at radio stations, including New Jersey's WNJA and Florida's WAXY.
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