Dawkins banks on A20 Riddim
Richard "Diet Monkey" Dawkins

CANADA-BASED Afro-dancehall producer Richard "Diet Monkey" Dawkins has teamed up with six emerging acts on his A20 Riddim.

"My focus has always been to work with on-the-verge type of artistes; trying to discover the next big act," he said. " I wanted to work with them based on all the work the group been putting to elevate the dancehall culture in Canada."

The project was officially released on October 15.

The cast includes artistes from Jamaica and Canada: Izrel Di Cotton Pikka, Ras Ajai, Gyal Ediot, SkyStar, Snipa Wizdom, and Jstvrr.

Originally from Spanish Town in St Catherine, Diet Monkey immersed himself into music after getting his Diploma in Entertainment Business Management in 2007.

He has also worked extensively in the Afrobeat community as the manager of Ghanaian artiste Slim Flex.

Diet Monkey has several other projects in the works, with an Afro- dancehall concept featuring Izrel Di Cotton Pikka and Ras Ajai.

— Kediesha Perry

Kediesha Perry

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