Zazan Zazan goes with God
Zazan Zazan

Since giving his life to God five years ago, Zazan Zazan has been involved in a number of community projects throughout Jamaica. Recently, he decided to revive a singing career that started over 25 years ago.

God Is For Us, his first gospel single, was released in June. It is produced by SLR Entertainment out of Atlanta, Georgia.

"It's saying, listen, when yuh know that God is for you, no plans, no weapons can take you down because God is for you. When you are in the shadow of God, as Psalm 91 said, we are protected," he said.

Zazan Zazan (real name Mytania Samuels) was raised in Vineyard Town where his father operated a community sound system that introduced him to the music of Bob Marley, Dennis Brown, and Burning Spear.

He began recording songs like Sambo in 1997, with Holiday (alongside Kafinal) being his debut release. Follow-up songs by the duo included Cooking dat Pwile and Drive By which earned the duo shows across Jamaica and the Caribbean.

Kafinal migrated to Canada and became a leading figure on that country's reggae scene. Zazan Zazan attended Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts where he earned a degree in drama and education.

Although his recording career showed promise, it was as an actor that Zazan Zazan established himself. He has appeared in roots plays, including Two Fowl Inna Mi Yard and Ole Dog Like Me and was a regular in the television comedy Me And Mi Kru.

Shortly after becoming a Christian, he started the Spread The Love A Move charity. Through this organisation, he has worked with Burning Spear on benevolent events in St Ann and St Catherine.

— Howard Campbell

Howard Campbell

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