Bettadayze to drop 'Kingston City' video soon @one876 Featured

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Osujah Records recording artiste Bettadayze knows that 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 the 'Kingston City' 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 such as HYPE TV and CVM. He did an interview on TVJ's Suzie Q Video Alley, and the feedback has been incredible.
"Promoters, female fans, my family and friends, who I haven't heard from in some time, everybody is feeling the joy. Dem love the image, and dem especially love the 'Never Give Up' video," he said.
Born Craig Deacon in Kingston on October 4, 1980 to mother, Doxilyn Bennett and father, Clive Deacon, Bettadayze spent his early years in the garrison community of Arnett Gardens aka Concrete Jungle, Kingston 12. He grew up playing football, and terrorised opposing defences with his excellent dribbling skills as a forward with a keen eye for goals.
He later moved to Priory, St Ann, birthplace of the National Hero, The Most Honorable Marcus 'Mosiah' Garvey, where he spent his formative years. In the sleepy harbour community, music, song, art, poetry, and dance were an integral part of his daily life and helped him forge a spiritual bond with with his ancestral culture and heritage. Bettadayz’ musical ability soon emerged and in school, he was often asked lead the school choir and he became a regular performer at graduation ceremonies across the parish.
"It was a joy singing on the school choir, music is an in born concept with me, I feel I was just born to do this," he said.
He began to carve out a reputation for himself, performing at local events in his parish of St Ann. After graduating from Marcus Garvey Technical High School, he landed a job in the hotel industry as a cook but continued to pursue music interests in his spare time. He migrated to the United States, and kept up with his music during his travels. Craig completed musical projects at Cut Stone Recording Studio in St Ann’s Bay, and worked with artistes like Chezidek, Perfect, and Lutan Fyah among others. After one year of diligent work all over the island, Bettadayz linked up with J. Leather and Furnace to form his own crew MBF. However, this association was short-lived.
Then fortune smiled on him. He made a link through a mutual friend to Craig and Donna Burnett of Osujah Recording Company, who operated her own record label and social charity programme. After meeting with Craig and listening to his tracks, Ms Burnett decided to work with Craig Deacon to set up studio which is now on Main St in Priory. They are in the process of 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.
"As an ambassador for Osujah Records, I am trying to create a difference in the music fraternity, I want to make great music, music with a message and be an example for young people to emulate. Mi nah go sing anything in order fi just buss, we ah do songs with meaning," he said.
Recently, he has made appearances at local community events in St. Ann, and did a well-received performance at Ocho Rios High school winning numerous teenage fans in the process.
"Right now, I am just pressing ahead with my career, Osujah Records ah push me to the world," he said.
You can check out his music and videos at or contact 1757-536-6252 for bookings.
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