Jamaican Singer Richie Stephens Celebrates 40 Years In Music

Singer Richie Stephens, who is booked to perform at Rebel Salute on Friday night revealed this is his 40th year in the music industry.

Jamaican Singer Richie Stephens Celebrates 40 Years In Music

“2024 is my 40th anniversary in the music industry. That is 40 years of experience, 40 years performing and 40 years of hits that I am bringing to the Rebel Salute stage this year,” he told the Star.

Last year the ‘Buff Baff’ singer made an impromptu appearance at the festival with Sanchez that went over well with fans but he needed more time on stage.

“I plan to raise the bar higher this year,” he exclaimed.

2023 was a great year for the singer and sometime producer.

“I achieved some wonderful things especially with the ‘Street Gospel’ riddim that featured voices like Buju Banton, Bounty Killer, Beenieman, Sanchez, Busy Signal, Koo Koo Do, myself, Nitty Kutchie, Da Flame and Kevin Downswell. I got some of the most powerful voices in reggae and dancehall to sing songs and praise the Lord. A lot of people were moved by the songs. Many of them reached out to me to let me know how much they appreciate the project. Even the ‘Soul Food’ riddim that is out now, everything is connecting with people. I don’t take success lightly” he shared.

Performers at Rebel Salute 20024 include Third World, Marcia Griffiths, Sanchez, Benji Myaz, Sean Paul, Capleton, Etana, Louie Culture, Luciano among others plus a dubplate showcase featuring ‘River Nile Crocodile’ selector Dynamq versus Sky Juice.