There is an exciting resurgence of conscious, organic music in Jamaica, and industry experts and observers agree that Protoje, born Oje Ken Ollivierre, is playing an important role in what has become known as the “Reggae Revival.”

Protoje has successfully released three studio albums: his debut album THE SEVEN YEAR ITCH (2010), THE 8 YEAR AFFAIR (2013) which spawned the hits Rasta Love ft Ky-Mani Marley, and Kingston Be Wise which featured on the soundtrack for the video game Grand Theft Auto; and ANCIENT FUTURE (2015) which featured the international hit Who Knows ft Chronixx which topped charts worldwide and has amassed over 50 million+ views on YouTube.

February 2017 saw the release of Protoje’s hit single Blood Money. The politically-charged track, written by Protoje and produced by Ancient Future collaborator Winta James, dominated the airwaves and dancehalls, and became an instant topic of conversation due to the lyrical potency of the song. Blood Money was selected by Jamaican Radio Personality and Pan African Activist Mutaburuka as the number one reggae song of 2017.

Protoje  has  sold  out  headline  UK,  US,  and  European  tours.  He  is  a  firm  favourite  at  festival’s  throughout  the  world,  performing at the likes of Glastonbury,  Coachella, Reading  &  Leeds,  Boomtown,  Summer  Jam,  Musa,  Esperanzah,  Afro-Punk,  and  Canada’s Pemberton  Music  Festival.  Many  appearances  were  broadcast  on  national  television and have  set  things  up  for  a  huge  2018.

Protoje released his new single “Bout Noon” on February, 23rd 2018. Produced by Winta James and Lamont “Monty” Savory, “Bout Noon” is confirmed on Protoje’s upcoming fourth studio album to be released by In.Digg.Nation Collective/Overstand Entertainment under license to Mr Bongo & Easy Star Records.

On June 29th, 2018, Protoje released his fourth studio album, A Matter Of Time, on Easy Star Records. With this album, Protoje continues his creative partnerships with long-time producer Winta James and fellow roots king Chronixx, who is featured on two of the album’s tracks.  A Matter Of Time soared straight to the top of Billboard’s Reggae Album chart during its first week of release. This is the second time Protoje has hit the top position on the U.S. Billboard Reggae Album Chart (with Ancient Future in 2015).

Critics are raving about A Matter Of Time:

“…balances ambition and tradition…opens with a pleasing curveball: the ornate textures of a James Bond score…similar flourishes are all over A Matter of Time” – ROLLING STONE

”…remarkable, truly progressive reggae album…” – BILLBOARD

“…rich, varied and digestible on several levels…a perfect summer release.” ★★★★ – INDEPENDENT


Protoje Unleashes New Video For “Not Another Word”

June 12th, 2019|0 Comments

GRAMMY-nominated artist, songwriter, and philosophical thinker Protoje takes his message to the streets of downtown Kingston, Jamaica, on his new video for “Not Another Word.” On the call-to-action anthem, he recruited fellow Jamaican comrades Agent Sasco (Assassin) and Lila Iké. On this [...]

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