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Afro-German reggae star Kingseyes gets buzz with 'Curiousity' album @kingseyes_music @one876 @dancehall_promo Featured

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  Afro-German reggae ton star Kingseyes recently visited Jamaica to promote his album ‘Curiousity’.   
 
He has been able to make an impact given the early buzz on lead single ‘Mamacita Bonita’ and 'Step by Step' produced by Christopher Birch (Birchill Records) and Collin Hines. A video for 'Step by Step' received regular rotation on TVJ and HYPE TV. The album topped several iTunes' reggae charts weeks after its release, and based on that, he led a successful tour of Gambia recently, 
 
Kingseyes, who moved to Germany from Nigeria in 1993, says his musical identity was fashioned from his exposure to a mixture of cultures throughout his lifetime.  
 
"My sound is reggaeton, a potent blend of Jamaican reggae and dancehall, Trinidadian soca, Latin American salsa and electronica that appeals to a large group of fans all over the world," he said. 
 
 
While in Europe, Kingseyes had also explored many professional fields including Business and Law, but as with many musicians, he soon realized that he could not ignore his true passion. He launched his professional career by recording and performing with pop band “Dream Beat” in 1996, which gained some recognition with hit single  “Dreaming of You” and he has not looked back, choosing instead to charge forward on his musical journey.
 
Nineteen years later, Kingseyes has performed in numerous cities in Germany and was  featured  twice  on  the  annual  Cologne  Summerjam  Reggae  Festival.  Kingseyes has also toured major cities in Switzerland, Spain, Austria and France and has shared stage  with  top  reggae performers  including  Luciano, Ziggy  Marley,  Inner  Circle and The I Threes. Now, he has turned his attention towards the homeland of reggae. 
 
"When I was in Jamaica, I loved the  energy of the Jamaican people. I look forward to one day performing to the lovely people in Jamaica," he said.
 
 Kingseyes is a big believer in charity.  One of his album's singles, 'Children’s Cry', is the artiste's  own initiative to address the needs of children living with disabilities. On his recent visit to the Mustard Seed Communities, which he has vouched to sponsor in the near future, Kingseyes explains his passion for children.
 
“Being Nigerian by birth, I know and have seen myself the struggles of children in towns around Africa. It’s heartbreaking, and I think I’m obligated to do what I can to make a difference. During my recent trip in Gambia, I donated all my earnings to children and I’m committing my support to the Mustard Seed Communities through funding of special programmes," he said. 
 
 
Currently signed to independent label Nicbay Records/Jugglerz Records, Kingseyes wants to inspire change in the world.
 
  “I want to take my music worldwide, I want to inspire, revolutionize and  break  all  barriers.  The Most High sees everything."
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