Kingston, Jamaica: Reggae Sumfest Festival Night Two’s audience included diplomats, high ranking visitors to the Island, Ministers of Government and the island’s Prime Minister; The Honourable Andrew Holness; this was the perfect scene for outspoken reggae sensation Protoje to launch his social commentary into the allegations of corruption against some members of the Government.

 

Adding a twist to his mega-hit Blood Money, the artiste, who is known for his social commentary, sought answers to concerns of the regular Jamaican concerning the ongoing PetroJam scandal which has included a sacked minister of Government and other senior ministry members being relieved of their duties with questionable pricey severance packages. The Matter of Timedeejay’s freestyle was met with thunderous applause and support for the thousands who made up the Reggae Sumfest crowd.



 

Protoje, who was performing at the festival for the first time in seven years, continued his detailed commentary, by also focusing on what he dubbed the hypocrisy of the church on issues such as abortion as opposed to Child Abuse and sexual harassment.

 

The Like Noon artiste had arguably the best set of the night, having a party on stage with hit after hit, he brought on rising artistes on his team including Sevana Siren and Lila Ike, who both had show-stopping appearances propelled by impeccable stage presence. Protoje also brought on stage Jesse Royal, Chronixx and Agent Sasco, showcasing his incredible fraternal relationships in the music industry.