One of Ghana’s reggae artistes, Abubakar Ahmed, popularly known as Blakk Rasta, has been invited to perform at this year’s Dis Poem, Wordz and Agro Festival/ Malcolm X Sol Food Music Festival slated for November 22, 2020 in Jamaica.
The festival, put together by Jamaican poet, Ras Takura, who was in Ghana for the Year of Return, will witness performances from some selected international acts, renowned Jamaican reggae act Mutabaruka, DYCR, Ras Takura and a host of others.
This will be the first time a Ghanaian artiste is getting such an acknowledgment in Jamaica and Blakk Rasta is in a high spirit to deliver on the day.
Blakk Rasta, who will be performing with his band, The Herbalist Band, promised to thrill reggae music fans with back to back hits from both his old and current albums.
Some of the songs he is expected to perform at the festival include, Serwaa Akoto, My Africa Queen, Barak Obama, Natural Africa Mystic, Bola Bird, Bye Bye among others.
Blakk Rasta, who has staged a series of live musical performances with a number of top music icons in Ghana and beyond, was one of the guests who performed at 2016 edition of the Zimbabwe Music Awards (ZIMA).
Blakk Rasta has been a very strong pillar for reggae music in the country since he landed on radio in the late 90s.
He has worked with Happy FM, Goodnews FM, Radio Savanna, Radio Upper West, Radio Contatto, Skyy Power FM and Hitz FM, where he hosted an extremely popular primetime reggae show Taxi Driver.
Blakk Rasta, who is currently with Zylofon FM, has over seven albums to his credit.
By George Clifford Owusu