“Talk di tings dem!” … A phrase made popular by a very special, talented and ambitious young lady from the ‘village’ of Kingston, Jamaica. Eveana Henry, also known as ‘Pamputtae’ was known in her community as ‘Buju’ or ‘Buju Fabulous’, as the name of her crew was ‘Fabulous Girls’.
This Gemini, born June 19, 1985, attended the Calabar All Age School where she realized her obvious talent for dancing and music. She came from humble beginnings as a resident of ‘Gulf ’ in Fletchers Land. At the age of 10, Pamputtae’s mother passed away, leaving her with her sister, grandmother and aunt. Her sister and grandmother passed away soon after. This was a very sad time in Eveana’s life; however, she did not give up her quest for stardom.
Pamputtae’s big break came in 2006 when she did an intro for Tony Matterhorn for his song ‘Goodas Fi Dem’. The song was an instant hit, which took Pamputtae’s name all over the world. At the 2008 staging of Fully Loaded and Beenie Man’s Summer Sizzle, Pamputtae gave an excellent performance, earning her many a ‘forwards’ and rave reviews in the print media. “I love the African movies and I would always say, “Hey! Pamputtae!” so soon after the intro with Matterhorn, the fans and some friends of mine said that’s the name I should use. So, from that, the name just stuck.” Business was the name of the game for Pamputtae as she did some work in the studio and released ‘It Good’ on the Trash Out Riddim for Good Yute Productions in 2007. With her song being a regular on popular radio stations, she soon after did a collaboration called ‘Talk Di Tings Dem’ on the Slacker’s Riddim. The song quickly became a club favourite. Also included in her catalogue of songs is ‘Queen In A Di Ring’, released by Swatch Int’l. 133
Pamputtae ever determined, focused and humble, aims to create waves on the dancehall scene. For Pamputtae, the journey continues…