Saturday, February 13, 2016
WITH election tempers flaring in the western end of the island, reggae singjay Nesbeth is urging all Jamaicans to give peace a chance.
The artiste, who is currently on a gig in the United States, spoke to the Jamaica Observer yesterday. He was making the comment in light of four people killed in Montego Bay this week. The general election between the governing People’s National Party and the opposition Jamaica Labour Party is set for February 25.
“We are no longer in the Stone Age... We are of a time where we should definitely get past hurting each other for whatever choices or whatever decisions one has made in regards to what one believes,” he said.
Nesbeth said he believes in the political process and that every Jamaican should exercise their constitutional rights by casting a vote.
“I definitely want to say that it doesn’t matter whichever party you support. Just make sure that each party is supporting the word love and enforcing the word love, so the same people that can participate in the election can be there to participate any time around” said Nesbeth.
Nesbeth’s hit song, My Dream, is a staple at both political parties’ rallies. He said he has no problem with political parties using it, as the single is a source of inspiration for many listeners.
“I’m not against any people who think it is wise to use the song. It is an inspirational song and I do hope that in whatever space that the song is played people can be re-energised by it and, if by any chance they have lost their path, they will definitely find their way,” he said.
Nesbeth, whose real name is Greg Nesbeth, returns to Jamaica next week. He is also known for tracks including Ole’ Gangalee, Abuser, Guns Out, Taste Victoryand Board House.