Tiken Jah Fakoly is a famous Ivorian Reggae singer, songwriter, Pan-African, and Rastafarian. Tiken Jah performs music to “wake up the conscience.” Just like Bob Marley, Alpha Blondy, Peter Tosh, and many other singers, Tiken’s songs address the many injustices perpetrated against the people of his country and Africans in general, while also stirring cries for pan-Africanism and an African economic, political, and cultural renaissance.
Tiken Jah Fakoly Biography
Fakoly started his music career at the age of 18. He is the founder of Djelys. He played his first concert in 1993. Concerned by his country’s social and political evolution, Tiken Jah soon began publishing insightful works on the political environment in Côte d’Ivoire. One such piece was on the death of Félix Houphouet-Boigny in 1993, which resulted in a spike in popularity among the nation’s youth. Fakoly made his international debut in Paris in 1998.
Fakoly has lived in exile in Bamako, Mali, since 2003, due to the growth in political instability and xenophobia in Côte d’Ivoire, as well as death threats for his songs. In December 2007, he was declared persona non grata in Senegal for publicly criticizing President Abdoulaye Wade.
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Tiken Jah created the campaign “Un concert une école” (One Concert, One School) in 2009. Through the movement and collaboration with institutions and organizations. He funded the construction of a school in Touroni, Mali, and a college in Dianké, Mali. He performed concerts in Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, and Guinea, accompanied by a massive educational communication campaign.
Tiken Jah Fakoly Age
Jah Fakoly, whose real name is Doumbia Moussa Fakoly, was born on June 23, 1968 (age 55) in Odienné, Kabadougou Region, north-western Côte d’Ivoire.
Tiken Jah Fakoly Family
Fakoly was raised in an Islamic family. His father died when he was 19 years old. His family was hesitant to back his reggae career, though he kept his family life private. He smokes marijuana on occasion but encourages others not to.
Tiken Jah is a Muslim, and he practices Rastafarianism.
Tiken Jah Religion: Lyrics
Religion should be cool Religion can be crazy Religion should be cool Religion can be crazy If you decide to kill yourself, Do it alone If you want to go to your paradise, Go there alone Don’t bring the kids Don’t bring innocent children Religion should be cool Religion can be crazy Religion should be cool Religion can be crazy I can hear some women crying Crying crying crying I can see innocent parents crying cause’ they lost their child Nothing is worth dying for. Religion should be cool Religion can be crazy Religion should be cool Religion can be crazy No one could ever forgive The killing of innocent children No one could ever agree With your way to read the book Guilty you are to me For the murder of the youth For the murder of the youth For the murder of the children For the murder of humanity Religion should be cool Religion can be crazy Religion should be cool Religion can be crazy Dolou wilyla sogo madala Olouma woulafé yioró yié Olouma woulafé yioró yiééé Ko doloukó kolouté woulafé yioró yié Dolou dala soufé Olouma sogómada yié Olouma sogómada yié Ko doloukó koluté sogomada yié Anga diná bató Anka na gnongon fakhá Bekaka dina bató Anka na gnongon fakhá Anga diná bató- wou-oh wou-oh Bekaka dina bató -wou-oh wou-oh Anga dina bató Anka na gnongon fakha Bekaka dina bató-wou-oh wou-oh Anka na gnonon fakhá Ni mblalamina okayá fannema Anka na gnonon fakhá Ni mblalamina okayá fannema Anka na gnonon fakhá Ni mblalamina okayá fannema Anka na gnonon fakhá Ni mblalamina okayá fannema Anka na gnonon fakhá