Colah Colah biography
Born Stephan Bygrave on January 6th, 1972, in the tough innercity community of “Jones Town”, Kingston, Colah Colah got his stage name from two girls who are his friend’s daughters. He attended VB prep school and then Stony Hill all age and completed his secondary education at Kingston Senior school. Performing at several school concerts, Colah Colah decided that he wanted a career in music. After leaving school, Colah Colah began hanging out at various studios in Kingston, including “Penthouse Studio” and “Music Works” recording studio.
Inspired by top deejay Shabba Ranks, Colah Colah approached and recorded for various record producers. But it was Miss. Kempner, an American visitor, impressed so much by Colah Colah’s talent that she released his first record entitled “I And Jah”. Recognizing that music requires team work, in 1999 Colah Colah and two of his close friends started a group which they named “Covenant Radicals” and a label called “Covenant records”. Despite one of the group member’s migrating to the U.S. , the remaining members maintained their friendship while pursuing their solo careers.
In 2008 Colah Colah released his debut album entitled “Steady Meady” on his independent label “Elevation Records”. The title song “Steady Meady” was recorded for Miller 9 Production. This song captured the airwaves with heavy rotation on radio and the video was a smashing hit on TV and cable channels. “Steady Meady” elevated Colah Colah’s career to new heights which forced the music industry to stand up and take notice. This song has taken the Rastafarian reggae singer to various places in the Caribbean such as Trinidad and Tobago and to major cities in Europe during his Europe Tour with his friend Matyu from Lava Vice Sound in Germany. He also received an award from the Jamaica Defense Force for the conscious message in “Steady Meady” and for his charity work.
Two years later in 2010 his next album entitled “Up And Running” was released. This album contains hot singles like “Red Red Red”, “Up And Running” and “Anchor” which features Turbulence. In 2012 the “Up and Running” album was followed up by a next album called “Networks”, which was released with Basco Record Production out of the Netherlands and Elevation Records in Jamaica. This album brought forth several singles including “Survival” which went to number five (5) on the “Video Alley Top Ten Charts. “Networks is an album that has something for everyone, it’s all about good clean music, righteous music,” said the artist.
The 2nd album on the Basco & Elevation records is called “Networks & The Future”, which is an album together with recording artist Turbulence. This album is released in 2013 and contains hit songs like “The Bees” and the re-lick of “Up and Running” as well as the smashing collaboration song “World wide cry” with Turbulence.
Currently Colah Colah is enjoying strong rotation with his hitsongs The Bees and the re-lick of Up & Running. Beside this, Colah Colah is a part of a Climate Change project. In spring 2014 he is expecting to release a new album on the Basco & Elevation imprint. The saga continues…