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Staggabakk eyes stardom

Simone Morgan

Thursday, January 17, 2013    

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STAGGABAKK, a United Kingdom-based singjay, says he is set to have a major impact on the industry come this year.

"I have this freshness about me that forms the perfect blend of reggae and dancehall music. I believe through my songs, people will get to understand my journey and know who Staggabakk is," the singjay told the Jamaica Observer.

Produced by Eva Entertainment Limited, he still has high expectations for his 14-track debut album Wot a Gwan in released in the last quarter of last year. Singles Mamas Bwoy and Evidence are his hit picks. According to the artiste, Mamas Bwoy tells the story of the struggles his mother endured inorder to raise him into the man he has now become.

Staggabakk, whose given name is Christopher Sappleton, 24, said he discovered his ability to write lyrics while growing up in Spanish Town.

"Growing up in Spanish Town, I used to perform at various talent shows. My family and friends have always and continue to be the driving force in my life. In 1999, my mother persuaded me to travel to the UK in order to experience a wider culture of music, learn from other musicians and develop into a much more versatile artiste, like my idol Bob Marley did," Staggabakk told the Jamaica Observer.

Until then the artiste remains optimistic his dream to become the next superstar.

"All I've ever wanted growing up is to be heard and taken seriously, music gives me the opportunity to do this," he said.

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