Photography by Jamaican graphic artist: Nickii Kane
Meet Ackime Nephew aka Eesah
Behind the music with Eesah as he imparts wisdom on love, life, and how the ego can lead to one’s demise.
Let me introduce you to a young and charismatic dj straight outta Jamaica. Eesah, the artist formerly known as Jahkime, is an ambitious vocalist and producer making waves with reggae revivalist Chronixx and a brigade of fresh talent under ZincFence records.
Eesah is an independent artiste collaborating with musicians from the Jah Ova Evil camp as well as the newcomers at VybNation Records.
Eesah was raised in St.Thomas parish and managed a majority of his schooling in Kingston that exposed the young musician to a myriad of influences and experiences. Currently in Vineyard Town, Jahkime as an engineer has recorded numerous singles for Chronixx, Infinite, Exile Di Brave, Kabaka Pyramid, along with many other notable voices out of the island. Jahkime is trailblazing the new era of roots reggae music, while adding a modern twist of Hip-Hop, R&B, and Dub.
While reasoning with Moments of a Black Queen, Ackime shared what motivates him in the pursuit of a musical career.
“Keep holding on to humbleness is key”.
“[I] always try to do what I do best and remain the same.”
The modest musical producer and singer isn’t all about the fame and fortune. Ackime’s mission is to carry on the wisdom imparted to him as a child and direct the future generation of rasta youths on the rise. While overcoming obstacles along the way, Ackime is prepared for set-backs and let downs that come with success.
“It’s okay to disagree with the thoughts or opinions expressed by other people. That doesn’t give you the right to deny any sense they might make. Nor does it give you a right to accuse someone of poorly expressing their beliefs just because you don’t like what they are saying. Learn to recognize good writing when you read it, even if it means overcoming your pride and opening your mind beyond what is comfortable.”
Self-education is important for children who cannot afford to get proper schooling in the rough streets of Kingston. Ackime’s music encourages solidarity between divided classes of the poor and the rich. Once Jamaica’s people can unite, the country will recapture the land that is rightfully their own.
“If there’s is no respect between the souls of two individuals if their minds can’t trust each other and there is no trust between them, their hearts can’t accept the truth of each other resulting in our own demise.” But conscious music can unite us all.
This spring marked a very important milestone not only for romantic couples across the U.S. but for rising sinjay Eesah. Valentine’s Day initiated the release of Black Queen to Amazon Music. The talented emcee has a lot to give thanks for in 2015.
Buy Black Queen on Amazon
Talent is God-given; be humble. Fame is man-given; be thankful. Conceit is self-given; be careful.
Moments of a Black Queen is super excited about the launch of Black Queen on a global platform like Amazon, Google Play, and iTunes. The song featured on the Believe In Love EP introduces the artiste Ackime as a king in search for his royal empress. Black Queen is an ode to beautiful women everywhere. The emphasis on Africa pays homage to the Mother land and Mother Nature as a feminine source who nurtures the earth.
The track is a part of a compilation of 7 tracks playing on the romanticism of reggae and Caribbean lifestyle. The Rastafarian themes used on the album Believe In Love are universal and can be applied to love for your neighbor, mother, or special person in your life.
Believe In Love EP is now available on Soundcloud.
What’s Next for Jahkime
Ackime’s smooth vocals send shivers up your spine as he harmonizes to the rnb beat. The guitar riff plays enchanting the listener to press repeat and listen closer a second time.
The single Black Queen is currently being released by VybNation Records.