Lutan Fyah hits nine million streams on Spotify
Reggae artiste Lutan Fyah is proud of the continued growth of his powerful brand of reggae music in the international marketplace, as he has amassed an impressive nine million streams on the international music service Spotify.
"Streaming and trending was huge for Lutan Fyah in 2018, I had nine million streams on Spotify in over 65 countries. Spotify notify every day on my numbers, so people out there are listening to good reggae music, and the brand is still strong," Lutan Fyah said.
Lutan Fyah has recorded an impressive 17 albums so far. In 2018, he had a hectic summer touring schedule, where he did gigs in Europe and Africa. Earlier this week, he performed on the annual Catch a Fire show at the Bob Marley Museum, backed by the Kaution band.
"It was a nice vibe, the show mad. People love it, I went up after Koffee. It was a joy performing for the people, it had been eight years since I last performed in Kingston, Jamaica," he said.
He performed in Malawi on December 15, then he wowed audiences at the Mowabisi Beach Reggae Legends Sunsplash show between December 23 to 25, then rocked thousands of patrons at the Senejam Connection in Dakar, Senegal. He underlined his powerful presence in Africa as one of the headliners at a show dubbed 'Afro Diaspora' alongside Norris Man and Fantan Mojah in Bakau, Gambia, on January 5.
Lutan Fyah believes in the continued power and relevance of reggae music.
"Reggae music is part of my DNA, I can feel it in whatever guise it is played. Deeper than that, reggae music is a lifetime music, it will be here for the next millennium, long after we have gone; plus the business of reggae gives a lot of poor ghetto youths the opportunity to be important in life, and that's the part that means the most to me," he said.