Fantan Mojah’s ‘Fire King’ Music Video Ignited A Firestorm Of Criticism Online

Fantan Mojah Fire King Official Video HD - YouTubeReggae firebrand Fantan Mojah is assuring his fans that he has not abandoned roots reggae, as the success of his latest dancehall single Fire King gains traction on the radio and in the streets.

The song has been generating a lot of heat in the dancehall because of its suggestive lyrics and flow.

“We nah stop bun the fire, we never stop bun the fire, dancehall or reggae, any genre of music we do, we bun the fire same way. We ah entertainer, music ah music. Mi nah stop do reggae music, this is just a new flavour for a different segment of the market,” Fantan Mojah said.

Fire King' Fantan Mojah responds to firestorm over new song, video | Loop  NewsHowever, when the swanky visuals for the single were released recently showing the Bobo Shanti member seated on a bed and surrounded by a bevy of young, gyrating women in provocative clothes, it ignited a firestorm of criticism online.

Comments turned ugly

Fellow artiste Popcaan even chimed in with a witty remark, but after a few hours, the comments turned ugly on Instagram, with bloggers heaping coals of criticism on Fantan Mojah’s head, even accusing him of being a ‘freak’. Others accused Rastafarians in general of ‘not holding the order’. The artiste took the criticism in stride.

“Sizzla say mi fi gwaan bun the fire. Popcaan endorse the ting, and the selectors dem love the song. It ah play in the streets, the people dem love the flavour,” he said.

Video: Fantan Mojah - Fire King 1/1/2021Fantan Mojah was born in White Hill, St Elizabeth. To gain experience, he took a job working with a travelling sound system, and performed songs during sound checks. He adopted the name ‘Mad Killer’, in a homage to one of his favourite artistes, Bounty Killer. After being exposed to the Rastafarian movement, his music began to take on a more positive tone, and he was encouraged by Capleton to take the name Fantan Mojah.

Source: Fantan Mojah gets flak for ‘Fire King’ | Entertainment | Jamaica Star

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