The world was introduced to Jah Cure aka Iyah Cure in March of 97 when he released the single “King In This Jungle” which was produced by Beres Hammond who would later become his mentor. He remained consistent releasing reggae hit after reggae hit before landing in trouble with the law, resulting in him spending 8 years in prison. While this might have been viewed as a huge setback to his rising career, it was quite the opposite as he managed to release music when he was incarcerated which only helped him in the long run. The rest is well, history. He has been making music to help people make babies, touring the world, winning awards and changing lives ever since.
He was recently in the country for the ‘Umoja Splash Festival’ at Uhuru Gardens, making this the second time he is performing in the country. The verdict of the show is still up in the air as there are reports of technical challenges with the sound equipment, booze running out, and despite an extravagant entry dressed in Masai regalia flanked by Masai’s a disappointing showing by the headline act. We, however, were there anyway! And even managed to sit down with the reggae superstar to find out a bit more about what makes him so special.