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January 13, 2014
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Bettadayze's 'Kingston City' creates buzz

Bettadayze - Contributed

Osujah Records recording artiste Bettadayze is no ordinary garden- variety artiste. His music is forged in the fires of experience and destiny, and as his name suggests, he is on the path to usher in 'better days' in the world of reggae music.

The 23-year-old artiste has been gaining momentum as a performing act, and is widely regarded as one of the best new voices emerging out of the New Age reggae movement. His name is a promise of a better future, that is one of the reasons behind his underground success, largely built on the popularity of his powerful positive singles on the rural mixtape circuit.

The artiste's stage name resonates with Jamaicans faced with the constant struggle between good and evil, between the pull of poverty and the promise of wealth.

"From I chose the name Bettadayze, mi know that I was destined to buss," he said, laughing.

He is beginning to fulfill that destiny with the release of Kingston City, a single which has been getting favourable airplay on Irie FM by disc jocks DJ Wayne, Gary G and others. In the meantime, the singjay's soulful Never Give Up video is now in rotation on local television stations.

He did an interview on TVJ's 'Suzie Q Video Alley', and the feedback has been incredible. Born Craig Deacon in Kingston on October 4, 1980 to mother Doxilyn Bennett and father Clive Deacon, Bettadayze spent his early years in Arnett Gardens, Kingston 12. He later moved to Priory, St Ann, where he spent his formative years.

He began to carve out a reputation for himself, performing at local events in St Ann. Then fortune smiled on him. He made a link through a mutual friend to Donna Burnett of Osujah Recording Company. Burnett decided to work with Deacon. They are compiling an EP which will feature tracks such as Thanks and Praise, Kingston City, Never Give Up and a Tribute to Trayvon Martin, all for Osujah Records.

You can check out his music and videos at www.osujah.com or contact 1757-536-6252 for bookings.

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