US-based singjay wants local validation
From the early days while attending Titchfield high, Mission Ary Globally is best remembered for his daily role of singing in class and knocking on desk tops, which captured the attention of classmates and teachers.
His early musical talents were probably taken lightly back then, as no one gave much thought of him becoming an international reggae artiste.
But Mission Ary Globally is now creating waves in the US, where he is spreading reggae and dancehall music.
"I have been holding up the Jamaican flag musically on the international scene. I have also performed with some of the top performers in reggae/ dancehall out of Jamaica. I have some of the hottest hit songs, which have been released in Florida, including Run Een, Bad Behavia, and Pan Fya," said the singjay, born Benton McNeil.
The Jamaican/American musician, said Pan Fya is creating waves in North America. He argued that some Jamaican artiste, disc jockeys and officials have not given any form of recognition to foreign-based artiste, who he claims are hardworking, and are, in some instances, more committed to the task.
"I considered myself to be a reggae ambassador, who having developed a passion for the music, is spreading the message to the reach and unreached. Reggae music is a rich part of the Jamaican heritage and I am merely preserving it along with that legacy left by the icons," he said.
His aim is to break into the local market. "For one to become truly recognised, one has to have his songs validated in Jamaica before getting the stamp of approval elsewhere. It is imperative that we get my songs on the air locally. Once the Jamaican public gives the thumbs up, it will undoubtedly become a hit worldwide," he said.