In the vibrant world of reggae and dancehall, the airwaves are set to groove as Omusawo Tintah, also known as Male Deogratius, takes center stage this Tuesday at 10 pm on Tagy Television. The spotlight will be on the renowned Jamaican musician and TV personality, Ricardo Suave, as he joins the Strictly Reggae Dancehall show for an electrifying session.
Biography: Ricardo Suave
Every generation witnesses the rise of extraordinary talents that shape the future of music, and among them is the soulful voice and magnetic spirit of Sheldon Williams, famously known as Ricardo Suave. Born on January 5, 1975, Suave has been a stalwart in the music fraternity for over a decade, with a commitment that echoes back to his teenage years in 1991.
Suave’s musical journey began at the Inter-Schools Festival Competition, representing Clarendon College, where he clinched a Silver Award for his rendition of Larry Graham’s mega-hit, “One In A Million You.” Growing up, Suave drew inspiration from local pioneers like Sanchez, shaping his charisma and dedication to propel him to the forefront of the industry.
In 1995, Suave’s big break came with a feature on the Starlight segment of the legendary reggae show, STING. The following year, he secured second place in the Red Label Wine Super Star Song Competition with his original composition, “Embrace Me.” While not confined to a specific genre, Suave has long been a practitioner of Lover’s Rock, earning recognition for his distinctive style.
In 1999, Suave found guidance under the wing of musical arranger and vocalist Norris Griffiths in Mandeville, leading to the adoption of the stage name Ricardo Suave. Their collaboration extended to various projects, setting the stage for Suave’s solo career.
One notable collaboration came in the form of the hit single “Rock Your Body” with dancehall artist Spragga Benz. This collaboration elevated Suave’s profile, leading to performances at prestigious events and ceremonies. His impressive resume includes appearances at the Air Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival in 2008, where he shared the stage with legends like Anita Baker and Diana Ross.
Suave’s influences span a rich tapestry of musical greats, including Sanchez, Ken Boothe, Beres Hammond, Michael Jackson, Bob Marley, and many more. As he gears up for his highly anticipated debut album in 2014, Suave continues to captivate audiences with his soulful melodies and dynamic stage presence.
With Omusawo Tintah as the host, the upcoming episode of Strictly Reggae Dancehall promises to be a musical journey through Ricardo Suave’s illustrious career, a celebration of his influences, and a preview of the sounds that continue to shape the reggae and dancehall landscape. Tune in this Tuesday at 10 pm for an unforgettable musical experience.