Nigerian reggae artiste, Taiye Obasunyi, better known as JahTea in music circles, is set to release his new single titled Vanity.
The graduate of Geography from the University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria, describes the new track as a reality song that talks about how people sell their souls for success and how some others are imprisoned in their wealth. He revealed that the track was produced by Lloyd Cambell of Joe Frazer Records Miami, USA. He also says that the video for the track is set to be released.
The artiste, also a mosaic artiste, says that he started loving Reggae music over three decades ago,inspired by music from the likes of I-Roy, King Yellow Man, Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Lucky Dube and says his current influence is SizzlaKalonji. He started his musical career singing in church and specializes in a fusion of Roots, Culture and Dance hall Reggae which he delivers in English, Bini and Yoruba accompanied also by keyboard playing.
Professionally, JahTea started music with a three man band ‘The Soul-Criers’ in 1996 with an album titled Clarion Call. He has worked with the likes of Kumboye Sinclair. He is also a member of Billy Bronco’s Roaring Thunder International Sound System who are his executive producers.
JahTea is currently in the studio working on other tracks like Seize and Settle,which features a collaboration with Jomo Morgan of Morgan Heritage and Freeway, a collaboration with Lieutenant Shotgun, which are set to also be released shortly.
The artiste is currently being managed by StrongBreedRecords.