Another power couple within Jamaican music has decided to tie the knot as veteran selector, Foota Hype is now engaged to emerging singer and long-time girlfriend, Ishawna.
Foota shocked the fellow Downsound Records musician with a proposal in front of a full house at a party celebrating his 12th year as a selector inside Oneil’s Place. The party, which took place Wednesday night, had the likes of Bounty Killer and Beenie Man witness an occasion that Ishawna says took her completely off guard.
“For the whole night, other selectors were playing and stuff like that and I was pulling up songs, jus’ doing money pull ups and stuff for the entire night and bigging him up,” Ishawna explained to IRIE FM Thursday. “One
of the songs I pulled up was a love song…he came out of nowhere and he
was like ‘Ishawna been bigging me up from night but I wanna big her up
She continued. “Everybody started pushing me on the stage…I was
like ‘No, I don’t want to go ‘cause of all the excitement and the
cameras were rolling,’ but he demanded that I come up there, so I said
ok. “I went up there and then, he just proposed. It was shocking and I
started crying because I didn’t believe it was happening. It was a very
Ishawna, who is riding high of her videos for the singles, Do for Love (feat. Specialist) and Murderer said she is still stunned by the proposal.
“I’m very surprised. I’m still in shock because I’m still not realizing [what happened] there,” she said. “It was the least thing on my mind, but I am very happy.”
The two are said to have been together since 2005, when Foota Hype discovered his now fiancé and began voicing her. He has produced several of Ishawna’s hits since then.
They are set to join the likes of Sean Paul and Jodi ‘Jinx’ Stewart, Wayne Marshall and Tami Chynn as well as Cham and Ophelia ‘O’ Beckett as one of Dancehall’s popular married couples.