Tuesday, 4 October 2011

JAMAICA'S CHEVELLE FRANKLYN FOR KENYA




Jamaican gospel singer Chevelle Franklyn will be performing in Kenya on October 8 at the Nairobi Baptist church Ngong Road. Chevelle has emerged on the gospel music scene as one of the most outstanding Ministers of Music over the past nine years. Her insight as a songwriter/producer, vocal capacity as a singer, and her anointing as a worshiper has ensured her success as a leading, international, multiple award-winning Psalmist.
As a child prodigy in the industry, Chevelle recorded her first single – Here I Am produced by Rohan Harrison – and it was released in her early teens. Public reaction to its debut was incredibly positive and indicated that Chevelle had a future in the industry. 
Nurtured by some of the top names among Jamaica’s music producers, Chevelle soon marked out a distinctive territory in Jamaica’s dancehall culture scene. Her future took a rosy turn when she began working with producers Mikey Bennett and Rohan Harrison. She recorded her smash hit Nice And Naughty, followed by another single, No Pushover in 1992, again produced by Mikey Bennett.

This led to collaborations with household names such as Shabba Ranks Mr. Lover Man in 1991. In 1997, Chevelle hit a lucrative opportunity to record the internationally acclaimed Dancehall Queen with Beenie Man, for Island Records of which the soundtrack was used for the equally successful movie of the same name.
But despite the great success, there remained a gaping hole in her soul. In 1998, during a concert, Chevelle, tired of the empty way of life and hopelessness, suddenly declared on stage a change of direction in her career and lifestyle – she decided to become a Christian.
This is not Chevelle's first time to perform in Kenya as she was part of 2005 Xtreme Weekend hosted by Nairobi Lighthouse Church attracting over 10,000 people and in 2009 at Kasarani Gymnasium.
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