Jalifa ADD

Jalifa

Born on December-26–1990 to Mr. Roy Theobald and Claire Alexis, known to many as Priest Ekechi & Empress Adama.

Origin : Trinidad & Tobago. Religious belief : Rastafarian/ Bobo Shanty, from birth! started singing at the tender age of seven, her influence was her father and Her two elder brother’s. Growing up Jalifa would sing along with her sister’s just for fun. They would listen to all the old styles and different genres of music and they would just sing.

Her other influences in music was from artist like 'Sister Nancy, Luaren Hill, Turbulence, and rapper Eminem.Whilst getting older she begun to take music more seriously. Her elder brothers {Adiel Alexis} aka {Abba Shanty} always has an aim for making music his career.

He has a really high interest in doing music so he took it up as part of his everyday life to enhance the ability of the music craft. He would always encouraged her to do her best in becoming a better performer and recording artist as she is today, because he knew that she was heading for the same thing as himself in becoming a fundamental Writer/and an international recording /performing Artiste. Abba shanty begun writing music for jalifa in the year 2007 when she was at the age of 17.

He wrote songs like: {Victoria Secret, I’ve got the fyah, How we rock, Ragga} songs you'll only hear when she's performing, and many more! Jalifa shared the same stage with many of the local artists on the reggae scene in Trinidad & Tobago Artistes such as: {Mr. Royal Dainty, Buzz rock. Prophet Benjimin, Isasha, Queen Omega, and a whole lot of others in the local reggae industry of Trinidad & Tobago. Jalifa performed on the same stage with some of Jamaica's biggest reggae icon, legends, and international artists such as Jamaica’s Culture Brown, Chezidek , Jah Bouks, Terry Ganzi, Junior Kelly, Sizzla Kalonji at the 'One Voice Concert' on May 1/2010 which was also Jalifa's first stage appearance alongside her brother Abba Shanty.

She also performed on the same stage with leading artists in todays reggae scenes like : Midnight. Her first record release she was featured in a combination track with High Degree (Andrew Degree) feat Jalifa Title 'Summer Getaway'. The recording production was done at H.O.J.production studio Trinidad, and at First Class Muzik studio in the U.S where it was also mixed and mastered. The riddim was build by Marco Spatula of Pedeweede production in Italy.

Jalifa also did a track on the Rosemary riddim Produced By: Bobby Digital (Digital B), which was to be featured on one of his EP's with Agent Sasco, and Collis Duranty ft Tarrus Riley. But after the recording up until now she never knew the reason for the song not being featured on the EP. Her third Single (When i chant) was produced by C quence Billy And Richard Chalice Marine of (House of Music productions} The song When I Chant was written by Jalifa (Kalifa Alexis) is featured on the Bongo Riddim Blessings flow vol #1 album along with other artiste like Terry Ganzi, Queen Omega and more. Background vocals was done by one of Trinidads’ leading female reggae artiste (Queen Omega), and Aliyah Alexis one of Jalifa's elder sister. The Album was released on Aug 17/2014 Jalifa performed at the 12th Annual Stepping High Ganja Fest in Negril Jamaica On the 8th of march 2015.

With legendary artists such as Kiddus I, Lee 'Scratch' Perry, International artists Bush Man, I Wayne, Andrew Tosh, and new reggae sensations No-Maddz and many more! Comments from the organiser of the Stepping high fest was that their performance was very Energetic and thanks for coming to JA to share and participate in the love of music, herbs and oneness from the stepping high family.



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