Denise Belfon

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Denise Belfon
Birth nameDenise Ann Sinoda Belfon
Born23 November 1968
OriginTrinidad
GenresSoca
Years active1991–present
Associated actsDestra Garcia, Alison Hinds

Denise "Saucy Wow"[1] Belfon (born 23 November 1968, in Trinidad) is a soca and contemporary R&B songwriter and dancer.

Early years[edit]

As a young girl in school, she was a football (soccer) player and was offered a scholarship to Howard University to join the all-girls team. However, an injury at the time prevented her from taking up the opportunity. She has been singing since the age of nine, and was also a dancer and a model. When she was not performing, Belfon taught gymnastics at the Belmont Junior Secondary school and at the YMCA. Belfon is of Saint Lucian and Trinidadian descent, but also has Grenadian, Barbadian, Jamaican, French, & African ancestry.

Singing career[edit]

In 1990, Belfon was discovered by the bandleader of Roy Cape. She started singing professionally with the soca band Black Sheep, before moving on to Sound Revolution. Her first solo recording was the soca single "Ka Ka Lay Lay". Belfon went on to record the singles "Hard Wuk", "De Jammette", "Saucy Baby",[2] and "Indian Man".[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Beenie Man, Mad Dawg sizzle at Caribbean Wet Fete". The Jamaica Observer. 16 July 2008. Retrieved 13 January 2010.[dead link]
  2. ^ Davison, Phil (16 August 2004). "Some like it hotter". London: The Times. Retrieved 13 January 2010.
  3. ^ "Cultural encounter". The Hindu. 9 January 2007. Retrieved 13 January 2010.

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