Jomo Fhiya’s Autobiography
o Birth: Earth
o Date of Birth: 03/22/81
o Place of Birth: Kingston/Jamaica
o Place of Residence from Birth: August Town
o Musical Years on Earth: 10 years
o Musical Journey: 2009-present & going
o Expected Destination in Music: Bill Board Charts # 1 &
Grammy winner/Become 1 of The Best Producers’ Ever
o Nationality: Jamaican-with an
Ethiopian connection (African)
o Religion/Spiritual belief: Love/Ras-Ta-Far-I
Consciousness & nature
o Education: Mona Primary-Mona High
Mona School of Continuing
Heart Trust N.T.A.
August Town Musical Street Side College
o Hobbies: Making music, writing, Recording, mixing, arranging, Singing & performing
basketball, playing chess, football, cooking & farming drawing/sketch & meditating.
o Website Links http://fb.me/Basemen2665Productionhttps://twitter.com/JOMOFAHYAHhttps://www.reverbnation.com/jomofhiyahttps://soundcloud.com/tags/jomofhiyahttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CgWPrluqUiwhttps://www.twine.is/JOMOfHIYA
o Study Ration: Life & Nature
o Meditation: RastafarI-Yoga-Tai-Chi
o Language: Patwa, English and Broken English
o Favoured Artists: Tupac Shakur
D.M.X., Refugees , Bone Thugs n Harmony, Nas-
Bounty Killa, Beenie Man, Aidonia, Fhiyahshua, Damion Marley
Peter Tosh, Richie Spice, Sizzla Kalonji, Anthony B-
Buju Banton, Garnett Silk, Bob Marley, Dennis Brown, Sanchez, Whitney Houston and Celine dion.
o Musical Mentors: Beres Hammond, Bounty Killa, Beenie Man, Fhiyahshua, Damion Marley,
Peter Tosh, Bob Marley And many more.
o Skills: Composing, Arranging,
Mixing, Recording, Producing, Performing
Acting, Farming, Constructing, Carpentry
Culinary Arts Specialist, (chef), Craftsman & Survivor.
o Performances August Town Primary School Charity Show
Magnum Kings and Queen of Dance Hall/Jonah 1 1 1 Stage Show
Sizzla Kalonji Youth Foundation/Riva Jambaree Stage Show
Latty J’s Rising Star Concert
o Achievements: JACAP=Jamaica Association
of Composers Authors & Publishers; Writers Music Certificate.
Certificate for charity works done in my community.
Applauded for performing on multiple charity shows;
Jomo Fhiya’s Autobiography
What do you hope to achieve with your musical career?
Win awards, top the top charts with high quality lifelong conscious music that can and will uplift the mind, body and spirit of my people, nation, country, global friends and associates.
How would you describe your music?
Conscious, Inspiring, Demanding, Uplifting, Intense, Reflective and very appealing to the conscious and sub-conscious mind; very subliminal, entertaining, energizing, nature loving and very Godly.
How would you describe Jomo Fhiya?
Inspiring, motivating, kind, multi talented, verbally oriented, artistic, very strong work ethic, positive, strong willed, determine, self motivated and inspired, grounded, intuitive and creative. Very fond of justice.
What can people expect from Jomo Fhiya?
Absolute greatness: high quality production, awesome records, down to earth and uplifting music for the world.
Who or what inspired you to do music?
Music inspired me; as music is life, and being a big supporter of life I feel more than obligated to give or deliver my musical skills and talents to the people.
What was it like growing up in a musical village like August Town?
Ruff! Sometimes, not even your best is good enough. We have so much talent in the village that we’re going to need more recording studios and concert (shows), so that the artists can express themselves on a professional platform; (which some already are) some of which are among the biggest global acts. Acts like Sizzla Kalonji-Etayna-Dwayne Stephenson; just to name a few.
When did your musical journey start?
My musical journey started with my family genetics: my father choir member, my mother choir member, 2 of my sisters are big choir members at one of the more dominant churches in my country; my cousin Arthur from General Sound System-is one of the biggest engineers in the Island. I have more than 10 close relatives that are deeply involved in music. I use to take lessons from the great Ashley Killa (dj), Keneth Grant and the whole Terrorist Sound System from back in the 90’s. I travelled with the sound system as an apprentice gathering knowledge and musical information. When I was in class at Mona High-5th form, we use to have what we Jamaican school children call-Class Clash! Where one student would play a popular beat on the desktop and we would have the artists from same and other classes face off over the beat; owe! It was sweet. I won some and I lost some (more wins than loses of course).I have so many skills that I did not know what I wanted to do after leaving high school. I went back to school after leaving high school to further my education and to improve on my existing skills. Me and my friends from where I live June Road ( J. Block) decided we were going to start a component set sound clash; which we did. We had 5 component sound systems (me-Bloody High Power, Jah Lencs Sound System, DJ. Kareem, Nigrish Mentality and Dingy Fresh) trying to win the bragging rights and more goodies. It was a success and we did this for about 3 consecutive years. But the real musical journey started in Canada 2009 whiles going to Okanagan College. I met a producer by the name of Natty Soljah-he taught me a lot: how to use Cue base 5, harmony, professional style of recording and a lot more. It was at this time that I started to put my voice over a beat and it was really nice to hear my voice being played on a track. The first two tracks I did were called Mama-Angel in the night-which featured myself and Natty Soljah himself and Mysterious Life-done by me on a Damion Marley beat. My journey with Natty Soljah ended abruptly as he was going back to France. I went with him and Biggz (Basement family) to the air port and on our way back we got the surprise of our life’s, when we picked up another Jamaican that was going to stay in the same apartment we were staying in. It so happened that this new stranger turned out to be another producer, with some ‘mad’ beat making skills; this was none other than T.V.P.=Teddy Pryce-Basement family. H e literally picked up where Natty Soljah left off and we missed nothing as we started working on some master pieces right away. We worked some ridiculously insane hours on tracks-beats-vocals-delivery and approach. This very long every day recording and drilling is what prepared me for the next musical journey of my life? I came back to Jamaica from Canada and with a brain filled with some amazingly awesome music Ideas and knowledge that will uplift many of the very talented youths from my community. First thing I did was to construct a brand new studio at my home (in the living room) lol! My Mom thought I was crazy and friends said I was mad; but I knew me and I know what I had learned in Canada. I was bussing with excitement and passion. One day, I was coming down Barrett’s Drive in August Town and ran into a very good friend and musical mentor from across the river-more popularly known as Fhiyahshua (Andy Jackson). He was one of my mentors, as I had never seen anyone in my town as righteous and humble as this man. He taught me a lot about our Black King from Ethiopia and RastafarI. We meditate and teach each other. We both came from humble beginnings. Everything I knew about music, he advanced. He taught me a whole lot about the music business and gave me my very first official single –Uplifted- in stores and on demand in ITunes and Amazon, YouTube and more. From then, I never stopped. I have my own recording label now. Give thanks!
Do you see a place in the feature for your music?
Yes! Just like I know there’s a place beside my God for me. My music is life and life can never stop. My music will go on forever. My music will go very far and wide as it is very uplifting and inspiring. Many decades after I have retired, my music will only just be warming up.