Tina Castello also called “Onesty” born in Antwerp to a Belgian mother and Spanish father. While she was still in her teens she first heard about Jamaican dancehall and roots-reggae through the underground music scene in her country. This singer is also a qualified graphic designer and she has launched the We Are The Heroes foundation, as a means of introducing children from her community of Golden Spring to arts through a program held on Sundays.
“We want to make art education available for every child in Jamaica. For me personally, I have decided I want to help build my community and show my daughter how it is done, and how we can all do something to make our own place a better place,” she added.
Onesty is scheduled to hit the road in a few weeks, as the opener for Black Uhuru in Europe and North America, much like she did in 2016 for their North American tour.
“Way To Life” which is her latest song, and also one of her biggest hits, was recorded alongside Jamaican Reggae artiste Bugle. Jermaine Forde was the producer for the track “Way To Life” which is inspired by Plastic Smile, which is the song that helped to bring the Waterhouse trio of Duckie Simpson, Michael Rose and Puma Jones to major prominence in the 1980s.
“The rhythm is a relic of the famous Plastic Smile and for me was the perfect choice for the combination with Bugle. I went to the studio with my manager Marcia Simpson, who also first introduced me to him on a previous visit. I personally insisted on doing a song with Bugle, who is one of my favourite artistes,” she said in an interview. “I hope this song will definitely take my career to a next level, I strongly believe in the message and the positive vibe of this combination.”
In 2015 Onesty moved to Jamaica where she continue to record music, with releases such as Not Good Enough and Roll The Dice both tracks produced by Forde. The artiste also recorded Way To Life for the Forde and Simpson’s Ajang label.