Born on March 21, 1997, Melech Miguel-Kayodeye Collins, using the moniker Skorcha (previously known as Melekú), has been burning red hot, igniting flames in the hearts of listeners. A voice of the younger generation of Jamaica, reggae and dancehall respectively, he enlightens the youth across the island. He was born in Kingston, Jamaica and grew up in the areas of August Town, Liguanea and Barbican.
As son of Sizzla Kalonji, living in a household where music was constantly being played, it was here that Skorcha recalls his first encounters with the various genres of music. He recalls his family taking him to popular stageshows across the island such as The Reggae Sumfest from a very small age.
He also recalls recording few songs at about the age 9, none of which he took serious as at the time, the young child was deeply interested in football.
It was not until he was about 16 before he began seriously writing songs and recording them. At the time, Skorcha attended Ardenne High School with his cousin who had a passion for music production. From then on, he would go around his cousin's studio and father's studio to record his material.
Skorcha is definately an artist to watch this year, with a new sound already blasting radiowaves.