One of Reggae music's emerging gems is an artist named Asadenaki! Continuing a rich musical legacy he inherited from his father who also gave him his unique name, which means "enigma", he is a singer, songwriter, composer, percussionist, guitarist and a Dj. Asadenaki was also trained in film and video production at Clayton State University in Georgia, USA. He likes to describe himself as "a creator inspired by The Creator". 

  

Asadenaki was born and raised in Kingston, Jamaica in the historic house of Solomonic Productions, the home office of his father and was always surrounded by music. He is the son of ska, rocksteady and reggae pioneer Bunny Wailer. In his early years however, he was more fascinated with sports, mainly football (soccer) and was a part of the Meadow Brook High School football team for one year. He moved to the USA to live with his mother after the tragic murder of his caretaker, original member of The Wailers, Junior Braithwaite in Kingston. In the USA he joined DeKalb School of Arts, a performing arts high-school which led to his training in music and media. He also played football and received a college scholarship. During university he wrote a lot of lyrics as he was trying to understand life and express himself, eventually giving in to his true calling. While working with his sister Cen'C Love on her album "Love Letter" in the family's home studio he was able to sharpen his music skills.

When he returned to Jamaica his musical mission had begun. He joined forces with Yezer Root a 'yanter', bassist/guitarist and keyboardist and also Narry Berry form "The Tuff Gang". With this newly created group, Asadenaki developed his singing and performing skills while holding the ever-important rhythm-guitar section in the band. In July 2015 “Asadenaki and The Tuff Gang” released their debut EP entitled "Freedom Seeds". This led to performances at Jamnesia, Inner City Dub, Sankofa Sessions, Bob Marley Trenchtown Concert, Peter Tosh Memorial Concert, Wickie Wackie Music Festival, Bourbon Beach and The One Love Concert series in Negril, Jamaica.


Stepping out as a solo artist was a natural development for Asadenaki and is driven by his deep love for music ranging from his native Ska, Rocksteady, and Reggae to the influences of Hip-Hop, R&B, Country and Soul inspired by the wise teachings of his ancestors. He loves all aspects of music, from playing instruments, producing, singing, songwriting to disc jockeying. Known affectionately as a 'Music Man', he can be heard spinning tracks, toasting and entertaining a loyal, growing group of followers in Jamaica and worldwide or his weekly "Culture Classics" radio show on RJR94FM, Jamaica's world re-known radio station. Asadenaki's love and passion for music are highlighted in his creatively poetic lyrics reminiscent of Super Cat paired with the soulful sounds of The Wailer’s aimed at uplifting and empowering his audience. His love for music and movie production can be also seen in his short movie INITIATION on YouTube.

 

With new music ready for release, he intends to share his brand of reggae with lyrically charged messages of unity, self-awareness and diligence with the souls of music lovers across the world. His label “Tuff Gang Collective” is an ancestral call, a reclaiming of a heritage, for him and the Wailer’s family of “Tuff Gong”. Through divine guidance from the Most High, ASADENAKI aims to empower the masses and sing for peace, justice and equality through Word, Sound, Power!

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