A 13-year-old Lester Vaughan Secondary student, said she was approached and asked for sex by a pedophile while on her way home from school is now sending a strong message to other young ladies.
Kabianna Rollins has turned her experience from last year into a song which has now gone viral on social media.
Though the song is yet to be recorded, the teenager is now receiving requests to perform it in other Caribbean islands.
“Not me, not me, not me, not a young girl like me. Not me, not me, not me, I keeping my virginity. Not me, not me, not me, not me, I don’t want no HIV, not me, not me, not me, I respect my body.
“Some man really got my head twist, how he mean he want to scale my cat fish. I would tell my mother if you try touch this. I is a young girl, I ain’t wutless. Talk and money don’t faze me, he tell me I sweet like gravy. I ain’t ready to have no babies. Thank God my mother raised me,” Rollins sang lustily in the song which has attracted almost 200,000 views and hundreds of comments on Facebook.
Rollins is the older sister to nine-year-old Sephon Sealy who earlier this year captured the imagination of social media followers with his song Go School and Learn which was circulated in a similar fashion.
During an interview with Barbados TODAY, Rollins explained that she has been receiving positive comments from peers and teachers at school, and also from family and friends at home.
She said she was extremely pleased at the response to the song, which was penned by her father Steven Stahis Sealy, who also posted the video of her singing on his Facebook page.
But Rollins said that while she was aware that there were a few negative comments from people, who questioned whether she was truly a virgin, only a few know that the song was written to tell a story about what took place on a van when she was on her way home from school one afternoon, coming on to the end of the first term of the 2018-2019 school year.
“I was coming home from school and this man was sitting next to me. He was telling me that I sweet and I good looking and that he want my number and he want to scale my catfish. So I was like, this man for real? Then when I got home, I went straight to my father and I told my daddy . . . I asked him what scale my catfish mean, and my daddy told me and honestly, I was not pleased about it,” she said.
Rollins, who turns 14 on Saturday, admitted that she replayed the incident in her head over and over again, until she decided to ask her father about writing a song so that she would be able to encourage other school girls not to fall into the trap that the man on the bus was setting for her.
“The message that I would like to send out there to young girls like myself is that to wait until you are at a certain age before you have sex. Don’t let no man, nor boy come telling you that you are good looking just to take what was given to you by the Lord.
“Just wait until marriage. Wait until you are ready and just find the right person. Don’t let no man tell you he want to have sex with you, because it ain’t like nobody ain’t going to know. You can end up pregnant and it honestly is not going to look good for you and your parents,” the student urged.
Rollins has always wanted to start singing just like her father. This is why Sealy said he was not surprised when his daughter learnt the song within minutes.
Sealy said that while he would be making the move to record the song, he would also be working with Rollins to develop her skills.
“Right now a lot of young girls having sex. I can only imagine how these parents feel when they see these girls on social media. It really hurts to see these daughters and these young girls in Barbados doing these things.
“So I told her I would give her this opportunity to be the voice for the ladies. Anything to make Barbados a better place and shine some light in the direction Barbadians should go in,” Sealy said.