The law according to Zumjay

Friday, October 17, 2014

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DANCEHALL artiste Zumjay recently graduated from the Federal Law Enforcement Training Centre (FLETC) in the United States.


The ceremony was held in Port of Brunswick, Georgia.


In a post on his FaceBook page, Zumjay (given name Rohan Stephens) thanked his family and members of his law enforcement team.


"Special thanks to LTC Tracey Williams-Staten, SSG Edward Sibaja and my wonderful family for attending my graduation. LTC Williams has been such a huge supporter from the very beginning and I am extremely appreciative. SSG Sibaja has my utmost respect for travelling all the way to Georgia to show his support," a portion of the post read.


Stephens said such a movement is an extension to better provide for him and his family.


"I joined the army to do music how I want to do music. I don't want my life to be determined by whether or not a selector or disc jock want to play my songs or if someone wants to put me on a show," he said.


Zumjay grew up in Waterhouse and attended Kingston College then Hydel High School.


At age 18, he began working as an apprentice studio engineer for Donovan Germain's Penthouse Records.


Zumjay was the engineer for the session that produced Beres Hammond and Buju Banton's Pull up the Vibes remix, as well as Beenie Man's Crazy Notion.


In 2000, he got the breakthrough as an artiste with the song, Courtney, celebrating West Indies fastbowler Courtney Walsh's feat of being the first bowler to reach 500 wickets in Tests.


Other popular Zumjay songs include Shake it, Sticky and Dancing Team.


He migrated to the United States in 2007.


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