Warriors Don't Cry gives Semojrah Naki buzz
Canadian independent music company IsRoyal Records, in collaboration with Jamaica-born reggae artiste, Semojrah Naki, recently released, 'Warriors Don't Cry' to critical acclaim in the reggae community.
Produced by Toronto-born producer Dada Supreme, who composed the rhythm with guidance from Winston 'Axe' Perry, the song has an international feel and message, which has triggered positive feedback.
Since its release on VEVO, the video has racked thousands of views. The song has also been placed on a number of digital and media outlets.
"The label is currently on a city-wide promo tour with me and we're gaining more recognition and real positive feedback. We're just building more stage confidence when we're ready to take on the world," Semojrah Naki said.
The response in Jamaica has been favourable. The song has been added to the playlist of two radio stations.
"This is the first of many projects to be released from the duo," Dev Daulton, a representative of IsRoyal Records, said.
Semojrah Naki is looking to crank up promotion in reggae circles as he drives home his message.
"We, as a people, have been through it all. Our tears are all dried up and there is nothing more to do but stay strong and wise," he said.
Born in St Catherine, Semojrah Naki grew up with his grandmother in Clarendon while his mother lived in Kingston. He returned to the city at age six. He attended Kingston College where his love for music was ignited.
After converting to Rastafari, he read ancient texts and changed his name to Semojrah Naki, which means warrior.