Macka Diamond

Macka Diamond was born Charmaine Munroe on 12 January 1971 in Kingston Jamaica and she was raised in Portmore. She is the daughter of reggae producer Philip Munroe. She is a Jamaican recording artist, singer, and songwriter, and she was also known as Lady Cham, Lady Mackerel, and the Money Goddess. She drew inspiration at an early age from artists like Gregory Isaacs, Sly & Robbie, and Sister Nancy. She sought songstress Lady Junie who helped her with a chance to record ‘Don Girl’ which was an answer to ‘Don Ban’ from Major Mackerel.

Macka had a string of unsuccessful singles after this including some collaborations she had with Captain Barkey and Wickerman. In 2003 she released the single ‘Tek Con’ an answer to Vybz Kartel’s ‘Tek Buddy’. Her single ‘Done a Ready’ topped the charts in Jamaica in 2004. This led to Greensleeves Records showing interest in signing her and in the year 2005, they released her album ‘Money-O’ which featured artists like Mad Cobra and Black Er.

That same year she became a spokesperson for Wray & Nephew Rum Cream and recorded ‘What Girls Like’ together with Denise Belfon. Her single ‘Hula Hoop’ was number one in Jamaica in 2007 and that very same year she wrote the first official dancehall novel which is titled Bun Him!!!. The following year she announced that the novel was being made into a movie.