I Atom makes the Ganja Call

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Print this page Email A Friend!

I Atom is generating a huge buzz with her single Ganja Call , which features high-flying dancehall act Capleton.

Released on the Virtuous Voice Production label on January 7, the single stresses the medicinal qualities and healing powers of the marijuana plant.

“I did my version of the song first and I went to him to do a collaboration. And he listened to the riddim and liked it, and he wrote and recorded his verse to the riddim same time. It was a spiritual connection (between her and Capleton). I just prayed about it and went up to David House to ask him to collaborate with me on the ganja song, but I didn't believe it would happen because he is a veteran and his expectation is very high. So when I hear it on the radio I feel overjoyed and blessed that this collaboration is a reality,” said I Atom.

“The marijuana plant is very powerful and this song is not only to entertain and educate the public about the many medicinal uses of this great plant,” the singjay continued.

She said she appreciates Capleton's mentorship and guidance.

“I appreciate this collaboration song so much. Capleton is a person who I look up to for advice and I'm so grateful for what he did. I consider myself blessed and highly favoured to have this great father-daughter relationship with King Shango',” she said.

Two years ago, I Atom (given name Careen Hanchard) walked away from her job as an agricultural extension officer in the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries and entered the music industry.

Born in the Nine Miles area of St Ann, she attended Ferncourt High before matriculating to the College of Agricultural Science and Education, where she read for a degree in agricultural science.

This set her on the path to pursue a music career as a gospel and cultural reggae artiste.

“I have a lot of work to do in 2018 and beyond,” she said.




1. We welcome reader comments on the top stories of the day. Some comments may be republished on the website or in the newspaper � email addresses will not be published.

2. Please understand that comments are moderated and it is not always possible to publish all that have been submitted. We will, however, try to publish comments that are representative of all received.

3. We ask that comments are civil and free of libellous or hateful material. Also please stick to the topic under discussion.

4. Please do not write in block capitals since this makes your comment hard to read.

5. Please don't use the comments to advertise. However, our advertising department can be more than accommodating if emailed: advertising@jamaicaobserver.com.

6. If readers wish to report offensive comments, suggest a correction or share a story then please email: community@jamaicaobserver.com.

7. Lastly, read our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy

comments powered by Disqus



Today's Cartoon

Click image to view full size editorial cartoon