Jaqee, The Kokoo Girl

“I grew up with African Gospel, in sad and turbulent environment, for me, this means I grasp and totally understand the reggae and its non ending struggle for the common man.”

Born in Uganda, moved to Sweden, and nowadays rippling her music back to the African continent, thirty-four year old Jaqee possesses a special talent able to range across reggae, soul, jazz, hip-hop and more. She strikes me as squaring an African, reggae version of Erykah Badu, Lauren Hill and M’chelle N’degeocello.

She’s an unsparing, and droll commentator in this video.

Jaqee‘s conscious African music provides strong messages in charming wrappers. Land of the Free, a re-sequenced, widely available version of Kokoo Girl, both from 2009, followed on the breakout of Blaqalicious.


It takes but a few moments with her music to realize she’s the total, advanced, musical package.

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