Sadiki Covered in Love

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Lovers rock singer Sadiki continues his campaign to score a hit song in Jamaica with Sea of Love, from his recently released album, Covered in Love.

The Chicago-based artiste returns to Jamaica in June to promote his version of the song, first made popular in the 1960s by The Heptones.

He will shoot a video in Negril at Charela Inn as well as in Kingston. Robert Chin, whose credits include Mavado's It's Her Destiny and Sizzla's Praise Jah and Live.

Sadiki (real name Henry Buckley Jr) produced Sea of Love and Covered in Love for Skinny Bwoy Records, the independent label he started in 2005.

He said Sea of Love has 'always been one of my favourite riddims', hence the decision to not only cover the song, but release the various artistes albums, Sea of Love Vol I and 2.

Covered in Love is Sadiki's fourth album. It is a collection of 10 reggae covers of contemporary hits like Love Yourself by Justin Beiber and Ed Sheeran's Photograph; and 1970s classics such as The Spinners' Sadie, and an acoustic version of Book of Rules, another song made famous by The Heptones.

Book of Rules is done with Toronto-based singer Tony Anthony.

The Kingston-born Sadiki has lived in Chicago since the mid-1980s but maintained strong ties with the reggae scene in Jamaica when he began recording over 20 years ago.

At one stage, he toured with Beres Hammond and recorded for Hammond's Harmony House Records.

Since launching Skinny Bwoy Records, he has produced songs by a number of artistes including Delly Ranx, Twiggi and ska great Eric 'Monty' Morris.

With You I'm Born Again, his duet with Twiggi, is the next single to be released from Covered in Love.

Howard Campbell

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