Reggae music is mostly adored by rastas and most times accompanied with Rasta philosophy, like in Jamaica and Africa, the reggae genre had been massively performed by practising Rasta people, humanitarians or human rights activists, also one of highly respected music genre worldwide. In late 90’s till date, only high profile calibre personalities still consume the rhythms. Tiken Jah fakoly is one of African’s greatest reggae musician, popularly known for using his songs to fight social ills worldwide. Tiken also sings in various dialects, but he’s prevalent in French language.
In February 23rd 2018, his song “Le Pays Va Mal” released in 2000’s with a merit of over 1,680,309 views on YouTube was translated by Obaland academy in house translators, from the original French lyrics into Benin language and English language, to enable the Obaland academy juries understand his lyrics. The piece of was all about social campaign against the bad governance of his motherland Côte d’Ivoire also known as Ivory Coast
His responsibilities and concerns for a better Africa as a patriotic citizen is notable in most of his songs,one of the reasons he gained stardom in the entertainment industry. His rewards to early hard work in writing good songs had yield him a first of its kind recognition, awarded to Tiken Jah Fakoly, by Obaland academy’s committee in Benin-city, (Edo State ) Nigeria. It was officially pronounced by the Benin traditional rulers who agreed with the Ivorian singer’s songs, to be concluded by honouring the Ivorian reggae star with a prestigious monarch honour, under the international category of “Obaland Royal Awards” for Best Africa music of the Year 2018 (Honor)