MESSENJAH SELAH

MESSENJAH SELAH

Messenjah Selah [Singer/Songwriter/Producer] Born, Everton Clarke January 25, 1974 in St. Andrew, Jamaica. At age 15 he moved to the Virgin Islands, where he discovered his musical talent and began nurturing it. He with a couple of his friends decided to start an accapella group,which matured into a gospel reggae band where he was the guitarist and lead singer. After high school, Selah relocated to Atlanta, Georgia. Education and self-development were his primary focus for the next few years, while he was preparing to take his purpose to the next level. Selah searched to find his rightful place in the musical arena -as the music of Steel Pulse, Luciano, Sizzla and Bob Marley, penetrates his soul with word-sound-power inspiration. In 1997, Selah started recording professionally as a solo artist. A year later he released his first single "Know Who You Praise," months later another, "Reason For Living" on an independent label -Stereo Records. It gained airplay on some of Atlanta's most listened to reggae programs and drew the artist a lot of attention. Messenjah's standard of writing and performance proved him to be a creditable artist, who is often compared to those listed above. His popularity initiated bookings at some of Atlanta's most popular reggae venues like, the "Atrium", the "Royal Peacock", "Club Legacy", "Club ATL," in addition to talent shows, festivals, "Churhes" and "Shelters". His popularity continued to increase opening for some of the biggest names in the reggae industry -artist like Buju Banton, Beres Hammond, Capleton, Luciano, Beenie Man, Tony Rebel, Mykal Somer, Sister Carol and Lucky Dube to name a few. In 1999, Selah was awarded Best New Male Vocalist, by the Atlanta Caribbean Awards, and another for Best New Vocalist in 2001. His notoriety broadened as Selah traveled Nationally and Internationally to spread his message of love, wisdom and upliftment.

Selah went back to Jamaica where he had the opportunity to recording with several "grass-roots" producers and artists, resulting in the release of two singles, "I Will Survive" [featuring "Luciano"], and "Joy" [featuring "Sizzla"], which appeared on his debut album that was Independently released in 2003. Selah continues to work on various projects including his second album, "Coming of the Illustrious Kings" [Zion High Productions label], soon to be released in 2006. Still moving hearts, touching souls and liberating the minds of those who listen to his message and mastery of vocal delivery, it is no doubt that Messenjah Selah will in due time capture the attention, imagination and hearts of the musical world. Selah Appearances: Luciano's album "Serve Jah" [2003]. Chachis album "Am an African" [2006]. Island Gruve music works, "Compilation CD" [2003]. Stargate Records, compilation "Genocide", [2006]. Ras Kofi "Oganic Sounds.vol.1" [2004], and also on various Unity Sound "Mix CD" [1999].

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