On December 13, young Jamaican reggae singer, Romain Virgo, released the single entitled “Never Make Her Sad” and produced by Frankie Music / LEB Studios. Kariculture.net invites you to listen to it.
As we know, the mother is a source of inspiration for Romain Virgo. We remember his track “Mama’s Song” released in 2012 in which he honoured his mother, Mary Collum Gardner, who encouraged him to become a singer, a title produced by Nicholas “Niko” Brown for Lifeline Music.
On December 13, the young Jamaican singer released the single dedicated to all mothers, entitled “Never Make Her Sad” and produced by Frankie Music / LEB Studios. With his powerful voice, the artist pours positive words on the one who brought us into the world…
Let’s go back to some key dates in Romain Virgo’s career, a singer known for his romantic reggae songs. The 29-year-old artist has come a long way since childhood when he sang with his family at the small district church called Stepney in the parish of St. Ann and recorded his voice on tapes. When a family friend told him he had a nice voice, he didn’t pay much attention to the compliment. “I never took it serious” (…) “I said it is just people in the community that want to build my confidence. When I was about 10, I had the microphone and I was singing “Amazing Grace” in church because I like the sound of the echo there and everybody was saying whoa, you can really sing. That is when I started to take it seriously”, he said in his biography.And over the next years, he became the lead singer for his church choir and the lead singer for his high school choir. After participating in “All Together Sing”, a weekly scholastic choir contest broadcast on the Television Jamaica (TVJ) channel, the Abouthnott Galimore High School Choir finished 2nd. Romain Virgo then became a national celebrity and, at the end of the competition in 2006, people asked him to take part in another televised competition which took place the following year, “Rising Stars”. In 2007, he was 17 and he became the youngest winner of this very popular competition on TVJ. One of the awards was the opportunity to record an album with the well-known producer of the Penthouse label, Donovan Germain, who had already launched stars like Tony Rebel, Wayne Wonder, Cutty Ranks, Sanchez and Buju Banton. Germain who saw the young singer’s potential asked him to write his own songs.
In June 2010, he released his first album, “Romain Virgo”, at VP Records, most of which were produced by Donovan Germain. We remember his hits “Wanna Ho Home” or “Can’t Sleep” which denounces the use of guns by Jamaican youth. Then Romain Virgo went on tour in the United States and Europe where fans were waiting for him. In September 2011, Romain Virgo became the first Jamaican artist to perform at the Academy of Country Music Awards, a musical event held in Nashville, Tennessee. His version of the hit “All The Gold In California” by the famous country music group The Gatlin Brothers, released in 1979, was featured on VP Records’ “Reggae’s Gone Country”. Country music stars present at this ceremony gave young Jamaican artist an ovation after his performance of “California” alongside the Gatlins.
In February 2012 in Kingston, Jamaican reggae singer was named “Artist of the Year” by the Jamaica Reggae Industry Association (JaRIA). In March 2012, he was also honoured as “Recording Artist of the Year”, “Best Male Vocalist“ and “Most Consistent Artist” at the Linkage (Reggae) Awards which took place at Mont Vernon in New York. In May of the same year, he released his second album entitled “The System” where he asks questions taht are still topical concerning for example violence among young people and the responsibility of governments… He released other albums,“Lifted” in 2015 and “LoveSick” in 2018.
Romain Virgo pursues his career in his native island, Jamaica, and all over the world. He was, for example, among the stars invited to the 21st World Creole Music Festival organized from October 25 to 27 on the island of Dominica, in the Caribbean…