There is an exci,ng resurgence of conscious, organic music in Jamaica, and industry experts and observers agree that
Protoje, born Oje Ken Ollivierre
, is playing an important role in what has become known as the "Reggae Revival.”
Leading the militant band - The
- this powerful songwriter and philosophical thinker ar,culates the righteous anger
of an emerging genera,on.
reports for duty, re-establishing the standard for the decaying art of socially responsible,
mentally s,mula,ng lyricism.
has successfully released three studio albums: his debut album THE SEVEN YEAR ITCH (2010), THE 8 YEAR AFFAIR (2013)
which spawned the hits
Kingston Be Wise
which featured on the soundtrack for the video
game Grand TheZ Auto; and ANCIENT FUTURE (2015) which featured the interna,onal hit
charts worldwide and has amassed over 50 million+ views on YouTube.
February 2017 saw the release of
. The poli,cally-charged track, wriaen by
by Ancient Future collaborator
James, dominated the airwaves and dancehalls, and became an instant topic of
conversa,on due to the lyrical potency of the song.
was selected by Jamaican Radio Personality and Pan African
as the number one reggae song of 2017.
The follow-up single
Truths & Rights
was delivered in September 2017. The song also produced by
James, features up-and-
coming Reggae ar,st Mor,mer on the chorus, and similarly expresses their commitment to the ac,vism that remains at the core
of reggae music.
visibility has steadily increased. Named on BBC 1xtra’s Hot for 2015 Ar,ste list, he has since appeared on the UK’s
biggest music television show - BBC’s Later With
Holland; recorded two sessions at BBC Radio 1 Maida Vale, and
has featured regularly on numerous BBC Radio 1Xtra shows.
has sold out headline UK, US, and European tours. He is a firm
at fes,val’s throughout the world,
performing at the likes of Glastonbury, Coachella, Reading & Leeds, Boomtown, Summer Jam, Musa,
and Canada’s Pemberton Music Fes,val. Many appearances were broadcast on na,onal television and have set things up
for a huge 2018.