Emmanuel, a Jamaican reggae Ambassador based in the US is expected in The
Gambia on November 16, to launch his new album titled “That Day” at Moses Lodge
in Jarra Soma.
He will perform at Farafenni High School on November 17 and at Basse Youth Center on November 24 to be backed by African Light Sound.
Ras told The Voice Vibes; “Coming to Africa it is one of my biggest dream come true, I was told that Gambian love reggae that is the reason I choose Gambia to launch “That Day” album to reason with the youths.”
He commended Ebrima Jatta, alias DJ Mutaburaka, chief executive officer of African Light Sound, who is working with Paradise FM and TV in the Gambia for making the event possible. “So Gambia watch out of “That Day” album launching in Gambia,” he said.
Ras Emmanuel a.k.a Nasir Gowdie, producer, song writer, and performer was born in Kingston Town, Jamaica in 1976. He grew up in the Parish of St. Catherine, Central Village.
Ras Emmanuel started his music career in the early 90’s and was discovered by the Legendary DJ I Roy who brought him to People’s Choice Studio in Spanish Town where he did is first single (Next Door to God).
Shortly after, Ras Emmanuel won a nomination on The Red Label contest. This event was significant in representing his community of St Catherine. He was backed by the Legendary Fab 5 Band.
Coming to the U.S in 1997, his mission was still to pursue his music career. Ras Emmanuel scored an opportunity to link with SS. Entertainment to do a string of singles.
He made his first hit song in NJ called (Loving Enemies) featuring his wife Queen Zebulun. “The Life Riddim” was produced by Ibo Cooper from the Third World Reggae Ambassador Band and Alfred Ibby Brissett out of Jamaica.
It was recorded at Nate Basement Studios in the U.S.A. Ras Emmanuel released is first album titled( Loving Enemies) in 2005. You can make it part of your collection by purchasing it on cdbaby.com/rasemmanuel .
His biggest hit song so for is (Nuh send Nuh Guns to Jamaica) found on the Roots and Right All Star Album on the Fisherman label.
Ras Emmanuel went on to win “Song of The Year” in NJ, was voted a big tune, and also won the Radio Award on Roots FM 96.1 in Jamaica. Ras Emmanuel continues to put out more hit songs to add to his versatile flavor.
He collaborated with Jamaican singer, Dr. Love and scored.