Thursday 26 November, 2020

Invest in Jimmy October says Protoje

Protoje, left, and Jimmy October on right.

Protoje, left, and Jimmy October on right.

Jamaican singer Protoje says Trinidad and Tobago should be investing in singer Jimmy October.

Speaking to LoopTT recently, Protoje said October is someone he rates a lot.

“I think Jimmy is dope. I think Trinidad really should invest some time and energy in that youth and really give him an ear and an opportunity,” he said, noting that Kes the Band helped to raise the singer’s profile on the “Magic” track earlier this year.

Protoje, birth name Oje Ken Ollivierre, has worked with October in the past.

The two connected in 2018 when Protoje performed at the T&T edition of his New Wave event in Trinidad.

October, birth name L’shun Emmanuel, got the opportunity to work with Protoje following their meeting.

His Remember the Days EP, in which he introduced the New Calypso sound was published through Protoje’s  In.Digg.Nation Collective and Delicious Vinyl Island, the new Caribbean music imprint from iconic rap label Delicious Vinyl.

Protoje said he and October’s team have been talking and been back and forth working on some tracks.

“I think he is up next. We will see how it goes but we have definitely been talking about doing something together,” he said.

Asked if was expanding his label to include other regional artistes, Protoje said he wants to spend more time around the Caribbean.

“I am definitely interested in doing work outside of Jamaica and the Caribbean and that is something RCA has spoken to me about,” he said of his relationship with RCA Records under which his label has deals for himself, Jamaican singers Lila Ike, Sevana and more recently Jaz Elise.

“I love the Caribbean, I want to spend more time working there, collaborating there and with this RCA deal I have the ability to something.”

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