KEZNAMDI Born in Kingston Jamaica to parents who formed a reggae band called Chakula , which released 10 albums and toured extensively. Recorded his first song called 'Mix a Color' at his home studio at age 5 for a children's compilation album called 'Save the World' which became a viral school hit Left Jamaica and migrated to Tanzania at age 13; moved to Ethiopia at age 16; enrolled at St. Mary's College of California on a soccer scholarship playing division 1 soccer at age 20. Career ending leg injury ca used him to give up his dreams of becoming a professional soccer player; drops out of school to pursue music full time In 2013 at age 22, Keznamdi releases his Bridging the Gap EP which gained top tier positions on the iTunes and Billboard Reggae Album Ch arts. Relocates to Kingston in 2014, releases singles with some of Jamaica's biggest reggae producers such as Don Corleon who produced ' Grade ' . Keznamdi also p erforms at some of the country's biggest music festivals , most notably Reggae Sumfest. February 2015, Keznamdi is drafted by fellow reggae star Chronixx for a one m onth U.S. West Coast tour Ma rch 2015 , Keznamdi is flown to Los Angeles by Mind of a Genius/Columbia Records to work with EDM/P op act Zhu. April and May 2015, Keznamdi is flown to Los Angeles and Miami for the UCLA Jazz Reggae Festival and the Best of the Best Music Festival respectively. June 2015, Keznamdi releases a stoner's remix of Jidenna's Classic Man called Ganja Man which goes viral and send the blogosphere in a frenzy October 2015 Columbia Records releases his collaboration with Zhu titled 'As Crazy As It Is' which featured on the Billboard Dance Electronic Charts.
October 2015, Keznam di teams up with Justin Beiber's writing partner Poo Bear on the single 'Champion' which claimed the #1 spot on the iTunes Reggae Singles Charts.