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I-Reef's ready to govern

Monday, November 12, 2018

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Singjay I-Reef is hoping to inspire youths to follow their dreams with his latest single Govern the Road.

"It is easy for people to give up on their dreams so this song is a reminder that anything the mind can conceive, it can achieve. Don't let your dreams die. Believe in yourself, never give up," said I-Reef.

Released on October 16, Govern the Road is on the singjay's I-Reef Records imprint.

"The song was released in October and the response has been incredible across all the major digital platforms. We shot a video which is in post production now and will be available at the end of the month," he said.

I-Reef, whose given name is Bernardo Wollaston, was born on May 13, 1983. He was raised in St Ann where attended Marcus Garvey High School. He lists his musical influences as Bob Marley, Dennis Brown, Jimmy Cliff, Gregory Isaacs, Tracy Chapman, and Garnet Silk. He however, holds Silk in high esteem.

"I loved music from a tender age. I was inspired by Garnet Silk, I became a Rastafarian in 2010 and started to grow my covenant," he said.

Garnet Silk was part of a roots renaissance in the 1990s. He and his mother died in an explosion at her Manchester home on December 9, 1994.

After graduation, I-Reef had a chance meeting with record producer Damion Henry and production road manager Romain Henry of Reef Records which led to the singjay being signed to the label.

His other songs include Blue Light and Survivor.

"I feel great about the progress of the career as a Rastafarian singer, living spiritually, respecting others, promoting love, peace and happiness," he said. "There is no 'I' in team and it is the hard work and dedication of Reef Records that is getting me to the next level."

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