Reggae Sumfest 2023 had Kabaka Pyramid dominating the show on night 2 with a standout reggae performance for the crowd in Montego Bay, St James. After winning this year’s Grammy for Best Reggae Album (2023), Kabaka Pyramid whose real name is Keron Samuel, rightfully so, had a rant at things on his mind that he felt the crowd needed to hear. Kabaka had a dig at the unfavorable things happening in Jamaica calling out the molly poppers, scammers, dunce people, and obeah workers.
“We have a zero-tolerance policy fi all pedophiles. Dat a one ting dem can’t come legalize,” stated Kabaka.
Research in Jamaica says there is a huge problem with child abuse cases and Kabaka’s message was in direct relation to it. Kudos Kabaka on speaking your mind and the rasta community appreciate you pointing it out.
Not necessarily the voice of reason, however, due to his position of influence his message will always be welcome and it takes one person to take heed for the gesture to mean something.
Kabaka held his own performance-wise with his Grammy-winning tracks and it is arguable if his performance was the peak of the whole concert. The artist did exclaim how much he had been touring as is necessary for more people around the world to take him seriously. He mentioned that he was on Sean Paul levels and riddimsworld.com hope he manages to find his way to Harare, Zimbabwe.
If you haven’t had the chance to listen to The Kalling it is not too late to give it a bash. Kabaka remains the reigning reggae champion in the world and it’s worth your while having a listen to his Grammy Award-winning album.