Friday, June 3, 2016

Happier with less' - Marion Hall finds solace in Christianity

Minister Marion Hall formerly Lady Saw
Six months after a highly publicized conversion to Christianity, Lady Saw, now Minister Marion Hall, is content with her new lease on life.  In an article published in the Jamaica Observer, former "Queen of Dancehall" Lady Saw speaks on her debut gospel album to come, her new life as a Christian and what the future holds.

"This is the start of me, God's servant, winning souls for Him. I'm ready to minister. God a go do some awesome things through me" she told Splash.  According to the article, Marion Hall is preparing to release, I Had Jesus Sunday off her self titled label, Minister Marion Hall. "I realize my calling is to minister to broken women so this song is for women who have been raped, women forced into prostitution and drugs and are still standing today.  I am a victim of rape and I had Jesus who took me through it. I was battered and bruised...I could have been dead, but I'm still standing here today," she said.

I Had Jesus was created to, "empower women who have been down that road and are still standing," she said and is the first single off a 14-track album entitled, "When God Speaks," earmarked for a July 8 release date. Tracks from the album includes, On Fire, Enemy, Room In My House, You're Worthy and The Lord Is With Me. "This is not about me; it is His masterpiece. All the songs are original and written after my baptism..No 'collabs". Four were recorded in the U.S. and 10 in Jamaica. She also assembled some of reggae and dancehall's biggest names including drum-and-bass duo Sly Dunbar, and Robbie Shakespeare, saxophonist Dean Fraser, pianist Monty Alexander and keyboardist Steven 'Lenky' Marsden. Producers Collin 'Bulby' York and Bobby 'Bobby Digital' Dixon also worked on the set.


According to the article, Marion Hall disclosed she was no longer making money as she used to but, "....can I tell you how happy I am? I'm happier with less...less is more than enough. I'm rich in spirit and strong in faith. The comfort that I'm feeling inside, I've never felt this love ever." she said.

Hall hopes to build a church with a section to house abused women, "there is a spot in Jamaica I'm thinking of. It doesn't have a 'For-Sale' sign on it, but it's ideal. I could have the place to feed the homeless, and skills training for the women." she added.

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Written by: Brian Bonitto
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