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Reasoning with Jah Bami: "I Focus So Much on Musical Integrity" • Boomshots
Multi-talented Musician & Burgeoning Business Mogul Builds His Brand Jah Bami, born Marvin Walters in Trinidad and Tobago, learned to play instruments at a young age-including the guitar, piano, drums and steel pan. His mastery of instruments earned him a musical scholarship to the University of the West Indies, which provided him a plethora of opportunities to take his career to the next level. Now he tours the world solo and as part of his deejay group, Suns of Dub. Furthermore, Jah Bami owns a record label, clothing line and brand of smoke wrapping papers. We spoke to Jah Bami about his many hats in the entertainment business. Interview After The Jump… Interview Angel Love: Hail Up King Jah Bami. Tell me about your moniker. JahBami: Hail Empress. First it was “Bami Deli”–Nigerian for “Take Me Home.” I dropped the Deli part and then I added Jah because of my belief in Rastafari. All together it means, “Jah Take Me.” Angel Love: How did you find your way to music Jah Bami? Jah Bami: I was born to teenage parents, my mom was fifteen and my dad was seventeen. The way my dad made his money was as a deejay …