June 25, 2022 | By Supa Pea |
How does it feel to lose a mother and child, is not a question many people can readily answer, not even during the time the traffic light changes from red to green.
Now, think about a mother and four children savagely murdered, and that could make you stuck at the traffic lights for a very long time.
The story of a 34 year-old mother and four innocent children robbed of their future will not go away like a nine day wonder. Certainly, not when children are involved.
For Jahazeil Myrie, son of Buju Banton, “The world is moving “Left to Right, ” So, we have to “Keep Strong” and “Hold On” as the devil is alive. These are two of Jahazeil’s positive songs.
According to the 24 year-old singjay, “My songs are meditative, relevant and a healing to the nation. It’s not about the hype, but substance. Songs which will always be relevant when the world is moving “Left To Right.”
“When I did that song (Left To Right), there were so many bad things which human beings were facing in life. I thought about poverty, the inhumane conditions of people, the music which offers no form of solace to the brokenhearted.”
“And people will tell me, Jahazeil you are moving in the right direction but others are too often on the left side of life. That song is steadily getting the recognition it deserves, especially with so many people expecting much more from those who claim they are leaders.”
“My words to the families and friends of the mother and four children whose lives were snuffed out is to, ‘Hold On’ and ‘Keep Strong.'”
With a sombre voice Jahazeil sings:
“Only the Lord knows
What we been through
So in these times I thank you…
Be brave, be bold
Just know that God is in control
We can survive in these times
Just hold the faith.”
Jahazeil born in Kingston, is a former student of Liberty Academy. He began his music career in 2014 recording his first song; “No More” for Marcus Records his sibling. Other songs include “Hold On” and “Knocking At My Door” ft. Spragga Benz.