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Dexta Malawi shares journey

 Monday, September 08, 2014     1 comment

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UP-AND-COMING singer Dexta Malawi has completed the filming of his latest music video Put On Ya Turban. Recorded on New Zealand-based label The Nomad Music, the video is slated to be released this month.

Put On Ya Turban, a tribute to the Bobo Shanti order of Rastafari, chronicles the artiste’s spiritual journey.

“This song depicts some of the journeys and challenges of a Bobo Shanti in his aim to exist in righteousness, to promote education and repatriation, to preserve African heritage and to enjoy and preserve nature’s magnificence,” the 27-yearold told the Jamaica Observer.

In addition to Bobo Shanti, the other Rastafari orders include Nyahbinghi and Twelve Tribes. Dexta Malawi, (given name Leroy Omar Taylor), is employed as an engineer with the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA).

“I’m all about doing educationally entertaining lyrics,” said Dexta Malawi, who added that he combines his love for music and knowledge. And his knowledge is vast.

In addition to graduating from the University of Technology as an engineer, he has certification in web design from Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts in St Andrew, and an associate degree in video production from the Arnold Road-based Creative Production & Training Centre (CPTC).

Hailing from Cascade in St Ann, Dexta Malawi came to popular attention last year with Woke Up This Morning. He has subsequently released Mi Equipped and World Is In Trouble.

  1. The_Malawian_Journeys_1.0_Press_Release-SoundCloud.pdf
  2. Press_Release-Put_on_Ya_Turban-Final.pdf

Jamaica Gleaner

Dexta Malawi, Iyunda To Launch 'Yaad Man Skank'

Published: Friday | May 17, 20130 Comments
Dexta Malawi (left) and Iyunda. - Contributed
Dexta Malawi (left) and Iyunda. - Contributed


With an eye on promoting the new single Yaad Man Skank by Dexta Malawi and Iyunda of The Reach di People Chantaz, Reach di People Edutainment (RDPE) presents Yaad Man Skank Inna Kongal Hat on Sunday, May 26. It will be held at the Composure Restaurant and Bar, 1A Jacks Hill Road, Kingston 8, starting at 6 p.m.

The event features a song launch and video shoot for the single Yaad Man Skank, followed a stage show featuring a number of artistes.

The event, which is sponsored by Ranks Productions, Veggie Meals on Wheels, Downsound Records Charismatic Productions and Ination Books, aims to further demonstrate the potential of the song Yaad Man Skank and the Reach di People Chantaz in their commitment to creating impressive music that will touch the soul of the population.

"Yaad Man Skank is a song with great potential," said Steppa, dub poet and talk-show host.

The stage show will be hosted by Peter Harvey along with Keties Oyunde, and feature guest performances by Ninja Man, Mickey General, Exile Di Brave, Dexta Malawi, Nature, Iyunda, Harry Toddlerm Kazan, G Mac, Infinite, Gideon, Itilafeyah, Ishawna, Specialist, Raw Deal, Kardi Tivali, Iyah Inghi, Lone Galalwas, Moish, Dub Master, and more.

Admission is free and all are invited. More information is available at 417-8653, via email at or bookmalawi@gmail.comand on the website