Cliftwang crosses over to metal work
Clifton Brown, the man many Jamaicans became familiar with as 'Cliftwang' in 2011, says he has reshuffled his focus in the direction that God has led him in.
During a recent interview with THE STAR, he said he has been working in the steel industry.
“I’m doing metal work in the hills, and touch the soil doing a little bit of agriculture. I have to put my hands on what the Lord has blessed me with. Something has to be there, and He touches it just the same," he said.
Brown also told THE STAR that he also does small jobs for a living.
“The long and short of it, I do like small jobs, contract and those things. If somebody have a small likkle job or anything, I just take the job and work on it," he said.
He told THE STAR that his involvement in the steel industry was a natural fit, as he was trained in metal work.
Brown rose to fame after the release of the popular Nobody Canna Cross It remix by DJ Powa, after Brown appeared in a newscast in 2011, where he beckoned authorities to rebuild the bridge in his community of Mavis Bank, St Andrew.
But these are brighter days for Brown who got in trouble with the law shortly after rising to stardom.
Brown appeared before the courts after he was sued for outstanding monies from several bounced cheques he allegedly tendered at a gas station.
Soon after that debacle, he was back in court after being accused of not making child support payments.
He was again in court after he was accused of raping his wife.
Brown had denied those allegations.
“Those cases, the matter settled and have been adjourned," he said.
Now that the matters have been settled, Brown says he has learnt valuable lessons.
“The long and short of it, I have been more focused and determined with my life and my future. I am very conscious of every step I make.”
With his fame short-lived after garnering national attention in 2011, Brown said he has had to find ways of generating income.
“The long and short of it, I used to get some small contracts enuh, but you know that things do divert and change sometimes. Things boiled down, and was a little bit slow, yes, but I am just giving thanks for life. I’m mostly focused on the metal work because I have my own welding plant and my cutter to cut the steel,” he said.
Brown told THE STAR that his business is based in the hills of St Andrew.
“I operate from Mavis Bank, but I go around from parish to parish when I get those works," Brown said while is urging interested persons to contact him for business at 831-7971.