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Buju Banton son Jahleel “Leelo” Myrie is Ready for Music

September 6, 2022 | By Supa Pea |

Jahleel Myrie, the son of grammy- winning superstar Buju Banton, has signalled his intention  to be a contender in the dancehall race for stardom.

The  St.George’s and Jamaica College past student, with 8 CXC passes including a straight A in English, feels it is time to strike the hammer when the time is right.

“We really need some more good music in the dancehall right now. Music which the entire family- from those who lived in affluent Stony Hill, to the nitty-gritty inner- city communities, can sit and listen anytime of the day.

Photo of Leelo (Photo credit is: Brickii Kane)

“I am thinking about music which can educate, especially our youths, to better their lives.

There seems to be a feeling among our youths that their gains in life is much more worth the loss which comes with it.

“My type of music is different because it is universal, not songs with bad words and bad vibes. ”

The singjay says he has been under a low profile since releasing his first song as a producer five years ago. “I kept telling myself to wait until I had produced some more songs, but this has changed and I am ready and raring to go.

“I would like the media to focus on my music and not to get caught up with family issues . There is so much you can talk about, so focus on the positives and my dreams.”

Leelo is promoting his two and only releases. The first being  ” Heart and Soul” released on Echo Beats Production label; the second is “Melanin” released on his owned Leelo Records label.

The words of “Heart and Soul” follows:

Mi heart and soul inna music mi give it

Now di life weh mi dream mi a liv it

Big Porsche from the Honda Civic

Now mi wish mi grandmother could see this”

Some lines from Melanin re:

“Fine waist, big size, fine skin

Tap it off with the melanin

Mi spot yu from yu walk in

Mi waan see you body every morning

Mi style she like, mi seet she shy

She smiles weni wi engage inna talkin..”

Singjay Leelo, born in Kingston, has three siblings involved in music. They are record producer Markus, Jahazeil and Keem.

Leelo first attended St. Andrew preparatory school  before St. George’s College for three years and Jamaica College the final two years.

“I could have been a great sportsman as i was doing pretty well in athletics receiving 2 champion boy trophies at prep. school. But, it seems music runs in my family. I am hoping to spread my wings internationally, as well as to give youths some amount of support as a producer.”

Supa Pea

Supa Pea is an award winning entertainment reporter with Vision Newspaper. Reach Supa Pea at

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