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Fyah Konkarah criticizes NIDS

Entertainment News Written by  Friday, 05 January 2018 17:06 font size decrease font size increase font size 0
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Firebrand deejay Fyah Konkarah is getting major props for a hard-hitting song called ‘Nah Register’ criticising the new National Identification System (NIDS) which will be implemented by the government soon. 
 
 
“We don’t want the NIDS in Jamaica but instead of doing a referendum before dem pass it in the House, dem sneak it into law and that is not right. Something is suspect about it because why other First world countries reject it and we tek it up. We ah protest, we nah register,” he said.
 
The song, which has been put on rotation on FM radio, is registering a major reaction in the streets and on social media, tannings the fires of debate around the controversial ID system.
 
 
The National Identification System (NIDS) is intended to provide a comprehensive and secure structure to enable the capture and storage of identity information for all Jamaicans. Each citizen will be provided with a randomised nine-digit National Identification Number (NIN), which they will have for life. The House of Representatives passed the bill to establish the system in November, but not before several  late-night sessions in the House and a walkout by the parliamentary Opposition
 
“Why dem want to fine people $100,000? Is like dem a force on  a mark of the beast thing on Jamaicans, and many people agree with me that’s why the song ah tek off,” he said.
 
He performed the song at a concert at St. Catherine High last week and earned a major forward. He is booked to perform at events like “Shub Out and Floss” alongside Masicka on December 25th and ‘Baby Sting’ on St. John’s Road , Spanish Town on Boxing Day. 
 
"We nah stop bun it out, the government needs to listen to its people, why spend US$68 million on an ID system we don't need when we have to fix roads and repair other infrastructure?" he asked earnestly. 
 
Roll-out of NIDS is slated to begin with a pilot project in January 2019, focusing on civil servants.
 
Born  Remmon  Navauda Cammock, the deejay hails from the troubled St. Catherine community of St Johns Road in Spanish Town. After graduating from the Friendship Primary School,, he went on to study at the Horizon Park All Age School , and then completed his high school studies at Spanish Town High. After a successful clash during school hours, he earned the nickname Fyah KonKarah from his peers. 
 
Upon leaving high school, Fyah KonKarah   started working with a host of different studios and different producers in an effort to get his music out there.He  released his first official song release on L.H. music label in 2008 a collaboration called ‘Ganja’ featuring Potential on the Ghetto party riddim.
 
Years later, he went on a tour of Europe where  he made contact with new promoters and labels. He returned to Jamaica reinvigorated and turned his attention towards socially conscious songs and he got the inspiration to tackle the topic of NIDS.
 
“Reggae music needs to get back to being a champion for the causes of poor people and a voice for the downtrodden. That is my focus for 2018 and I willl be releasing an EP soon,” he said. 
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