Oje Ken Ollivierre aka PROTOJE
There is an exciting resurgence of conscious, organic music in Jamaica and industry experts and observers agree that Protoje is playing an important role in what is becoming known as the “Reggae Revival.”
Leading the militant band – The Indiggnation – this powerful songwriter and philosophical thinker articulates the righteous anger of an emerging generation. Protoje reports for duty, re-establishing the standard for the decaying art of socially responsible, mentally stimulating lyricism.
After successfully releasing 2 albums, The Seven Year Itch and The 8 Year Affair, which spawned “Rasta Love” ft. Ky-Mani Marley and “Kingston Be Wise”; which was featured in the video game Grand Theft Auto; Protoje released his 3rd Studio Album titled ANCIENT FUTURE on March 10. The album reached number 1 on the iTunes Reggae Chart in it’s first week, and has received great acclaim by many publications thus far, including Mass Appeal’s top 25 Best Albums of 2015 and United Reggae’s 10 Best Reggae Albums of 2015.
Protoje’s visibility has steadily increased with articles being written in major publications ahead of and after his album release, and a major achievement was being named on BBC 1xtra’s Hot for 2015 Artiste list so he will be promoted across the BBC platform. Artistes were selected because, as Mista Jams of BBC stated, “they’re producing the quality music needed to become big in the next 12 months. It’s a real cross section of really exciting new talent all currently on their A game.”
Protoje has been gaining momentum throughout the world, performing at quality venues to large audiences and will continue to tour consistently with his band The Indiggnation to promote ANCIENT FUTURE especially in Europe where several tours have already been booked as they continue to spread the music to the world.