Chezidek looks to Africa

Music

Chezidek looks to Africa

By Howard Campbell
Observer senior writer

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Print this page Email A Friend!


Hello Africa by Chezidek is number one on the South Florida Foundation Network Chart. The album was released in late July by Tad's International Record.

With the coronavirus putting a check on traditional music promotion, Chezidek has been unable to tour and shop the 13-song set which he considers his most hard-hitting to date.

He is not surprised at the positive response it has drawn in areas like South Florida and the tri-state area, as well as Europe, his strongest market.

“Di fans hungry fi dem kinda music ya, yuh nuh…real reggae music. Especially with what going on around di world,” Chezidek told the Jamaica Observer.

The independent Tad's International Record kicked off promotion for the project in December with the release of Because I'm Black, its lead single. The follow-up song, March, was released weeks before Hello Africa was made available.

Chezidek said he went for a July 23 release as that date is the birthday of former Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie 1, a pivotal figure for Rastafarians. The roots singer stated that he was fired-up while writing songs for Hello Africa.

“Mi did charge up! When mi a deal wid music, if mi nuh feel it mi naah guh do it,” he said.


Now you can read the Jamaica Observer ePaper anytime, anywhere. The Jamaica Observer ePaper is available to you at home or at work, and is the same edition as the printed copy available at http://bit.ly/epaper-login


ADVERTISEMENT




POST A COMMENT

HOUSE RULES

1. We welcome reader comments on the top stories of the day. Some comments may be republished on the website or in the newspaper � email addresses will not be published.

2. Please understand that comments are moderated and it is not always possible to publish all that have been submitted. We will, however, try to publish comments that are representative of all received.

3. We ask that comments are civil and free of libellous or hateful material. Also please stick to the topic under discussion.

4. Please do not write in block capitals since this makes your comment hard to read.

5. Please don't use the comments to advertise. However, our advertising department can be more than accommodating if emailed: advertising@jamaicaobserver.com.

6. If readers wish to report offensive comments, suggest a correction or share a story then please email: community@jamaicaobserver.com.

7. Lastly, read our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy



comments powered by Disqus
ADVERTISEMENT

Poll

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Today's Cartoon

Click image to view full size editorial cartoon
ADVERTISEMENT