One of Jamaica’s best reggae artists, Chronixx (real names Jamar Rolando McNaughton Jr), will be performing in Kenya this June.
The 24-year-old singer, popularly known for his mega hit Here Comes Trouble , is slated to perform at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre Grounds in Nairobi, on June 18.
It will be his second visit to the country, following his show in March 2013 at the Tuko Rada Peace Concert in Nairobi, as a peace ambassador during the general election.
The show, organised by Zincfence Redemption, is part of his ongoing Soul Circle Tour.
Formerly known as Little Chronicle, after his dad, Chronicle, the Jamaican star’s music has been branded as a Reggae Revival, alongside other reggae musicians including Dre Island, Jah Bouks, Jah9, Protoje, Kelissa, Jesse Royal, Keznamdi and Kabaka Pyramid.
His lyrical content revolves around themes of anti-war, romantic declarations and resiliency.
Chronixx wrote his first song, Rice Grain , at the age of five.
During an interview with Okay Player, he said, “My music come from early beginnings, from childhood days. I used to sing at school, in church, and then my whole family sings. My daddy, Chronicle, caused me to be very exposed to music from a very tender age. That’s where the music started for me. Professionally now, that’s when I was in high school. I started producing. Making riddims. But the music go from then until now. When I was 15, 16 I started producing and it was a great vibe for me.”
In 2013 he had hits with Smile Jamaica and Here Comes Trouble, and he toured the United Kingdom and the United States with his Zincfence Redemption Band.
His EP, Dread & Terrible , was released in April 2014. Two weeks later, it topped the Billboard Top Reggae Albums charts. In May of that year, he won Culture Artiste of the Year, Best New Artiste, and Entertainer of the Year awards at the Linkage Awards in New York.
His other big hits includes Smile Jamaica, Mi Alright, Chimney, Access Granted, Roots Tribulation, Alpha and Omega, Ghetto People and Rain Music.