Protoje

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Protoje
2013-08-25 Chiemsee Reggae Summer - Protoje 6795.JPG
Protoje at Chiemsee Reggae Summer 2013
Background information
Birth nameOje Ken Ollivierre
Also known asProtoje, Oje
Born(1981-06-14) 14 June 1981 (age 32)
OriginSaint Elizabeth, Jamaica
GenresReggae, Grass Root Reggae, reggae fusion
OccupationsMusician, songwriter, deejay
Years active2009–present
Websitewww.protoje.com
 
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Protoje
2013-08-25 Chiemsee Reggae Summer - Protoje 6795.JPG
Protoje at Chiemsee Reggae Summer 2013
Background information
Birth nameOje Ken Ollivierre
Also known asProtoje, Oje
Born(1981-06-14) 14 June 1981 (age 32)
OriginSaint Elizabeth, Jamaica
GenresReggae, Grass Root Reggae, reggae fusion
OccupationsMusician, songwriter, deejay
Years active2009–present
Websitewww.protoje.com

Oje Ken Ollivierre (born June 14, 1981), popularly known as Protoje, is a contemporary reggae singer and songwriter from Jamaica. His mother is Jamaican singer, Lorna Bennett, best known for her 1972 rendition of 'Breakfast In Bed.' His father is a former Calypso king from the island nation of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

Music career[edit]

In 2010, Protoje began working with "Don Corleon Records", run by his cousin and one of Jamaica's most popular producers, Don Corleon. After releasing "Dread", "JA" and "Roll" in 2010, Protoje's debut album, entitled "The Seven Year Itch", was released on January 25, 2011. The first single off the album dubbed "Arguments" (2009) was responsible for his early popularity in Jamaica. In 2011, he released another single off the album entitled "Rasta Love" featuring Ky-Mani Marley. The Seven Year Itch charted #2 in Canada, #3 in the USA and #4 in France.

His second album, "The 8 Year Affair", was released February 12, 2013. "Who Dem A Program" was the first single released from the album in January 2012. "This Is Not A Marijuana Song" was released on that summer. "Kingston Be Wise" was heavily promoted via traditional and social media. On the day of its release, November 5, 2012, the music video became the most viewed YouTube link among internet users in Jamaica. The hashtag #KBW was used on Twitter.

Discography[edit]

Mixtapes

Albums

"1 The Seven Year Itch " "2 Dread " "3 Arguments Producer – Karim "DJ Karim" Thompson* " "4 Rasta Love Featuring – Ky-mani Marley* " "5 Overtime " "6 Roll " "7 In The Streets (Interlude)" "8 JA " "9 Wrong Side Of The Law " "10 No Lipstick " "11 On The Road" "12 Growing Up Featuring – Gentleman" "13 After I'm Gone Featuring – Jah9"

Singles

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