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Vijahn blazes with 'Kunte Kente'

Vijahn blazes with 'Kunte Kente' Featured

Entertainment News Written by  Monday, 19 September 2016 01:09 font size decrease font size increase font size Media 0
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  A popular saying in Jamaica's sub-culture is that "some people have the vision, while others have the 'telly'," but Mango Tree Entertainment artiste Vijahn is one of the foremr. He has quickly earned a reputation as a rastafarian firebrand with a bright future as his hard-hitting 'Kunte Kente' has become an underground hit in the streets.   

 

 

"The response has been phenomenal, wonderful feedback especially on Facebook. Most fans say Kunta Kente is a hit song and they want to hear the others, because Jamaica needs songs that empower us as black people, and that keeps the ancestral spirits alive," the deejay said. 

 

Other standout songs to look out for include 'Mash Down Rome' on an upcoming riddim project for his label. Both songs are produced by Rayon Webb, the label's producer.

 

Vijahn is a consummate live performer and he has rocked packed venues at events such as the Fishermen's Regatta in St. Mary, the RJR Cross Country road shows, the annual Marcus Garvey celebrations and the Yasus Afari Poetry Festival over the past two months.

 

"I am the Uncompromising Fyah, and right now, Kunte Kente hot in the streets, ah the video we ah go maths up now," he said.

 

Born Anthony Edwards in Kingston, Jamaica on April 7, he grew up in Portland in a little community called Rock Hall District.Once he graduated from Titchfield High, he began to hone his craft, and in 2004, he converted to the Rastafarian faith, re-christening himself ‘Vijahn’. And he hasn't looked back since. 

 

Vijahn's first breakthrough song was 'Black Flag, produced by Dave Mitchell, CEO of Beego’s Production, which led to a string of international performances in the US.

 

Now that he has inked a management and production deal with Mango Tree Entertainment, he has a team to push his career to the next level with chief executive officer Rayon 'Roger' King, chief operating officer Raven 'Prappa' Coombs and producer Rayon 'Short Boss' Webb. 

 

“”I am coming for my spot in reggae and dancehall music,” he said. 

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