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Salute To My Musical Mom

Published:Sunday | May 14, 2017 | 5:00 AMShereita Grizzle
Daniela Stone (left) and mom Sophia Brown
Reggae singer Sophia Brown and son Jahmel Clarke
Dancer Keiva
Spice goes shopping
Macka Diamond and son, Jamal Hall
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Working mothers have the hard task of balancing their careers and raising their children. Having a full-time career and being a full-time mom is no easy feat, but over the years, women in the entertainment fraternity have managed to make it look effortless.

Today, we salute the women in the industry for the countless sacrifices they make each day to ensure their children are brought up right. But don't just take our word for it; listen to those who have been influenced the most by a few of these outstanding women in music.

Jahmel Clarke, son of reggae singer Sophia Brown

"My mother is such an inspiration to me and a very sentimental figure in my life. She has taught me the majority of what I know today a woman of wisdom, I must add. When you see me you see almost a replica of Sophia Brown as I strive to be like her".

She has such an impeccable work ethic. She is very efficient, and you can call on her for anything and you don't have to think twice or question whether or not she will get the job done.

"My mother is a strong woman,who has never lost sight of what is important. She never 'drop offa riddim.' I really appreciate her, and I will always do my best to help her in any way I can. I will give her the world as long as I can. She deserves it!"

Daniela Stone, daughter of Sophia Brown

"Sophia Brown, mother of two, is an amazing inspiration to me and to others. She had me at the age of 18 and had to learn quickly what it is to be a woman with great responsibilities on her hands.

"She has taught me so much: how to be independent and how to be a fighter and never give up on my dreams.

"She is the tough love type of parent, but you know deep down she is all soft and mushy. Even though we may have disappointed her many times, she keeps trying with us so that we can be better versions of ourselves.

As for Sophia Brown the singer, she has never let that interfere with Sophia Brown the mom. She messages us religiously every morning with check-ins and ensures that everything is on track."

Destiny, daughter of dancer Keiva Di Diva

"I love my mommy because she takes care of me. She takes me to school, brushes my teeth, cooks my food and helps with my homework. She is the best mommy in the whole world and I love her so so much. I love her from the bottom of my heart."

Nicholas, Spice's son

"I love my mother but what I don't like is when she goes to work but when she comes home she always makes it up to me. My mother is the best mother in the world. I love her because she gives me everything I want and she makes sure I go to school every day to get a good education."

Nicholatoy, Spice's daughter

"I love my mommy because she buys me anything I want and she loves me too."

Jamal Hall, son of Macka Diamond

"I just wanted to say Happy Mother's Day to you and I hope you have an amazing day because sadly we won't be able to spend it together. Just know that you will always be near me, in my heart even though we are miles away and oceans apart. You're more than special to me; you are incomparable to any other mom I have met. Your heart is pure and you always care about how others feel. You're caring, loving and kind and everyone in your life is lucky to have you around them. I love you so much mom."