One such individual is birth named, Kuwain Francois Lejuane Reid (stage name Dredon). Kuwain, born 30th June 1985, grew-up in an extended family in Hamilton Gardens with his mother Georgiana and younger brother Nakula along with his grandmother and two other aunts. From the age of 5, Kuwain resided with popular entertainer and Grammy Nominee- Orville Burrell a.k.a Shaggy. In these earlier days when Shaggy was practicing, his soon to be Hits. Kuwain was fascinated by the musical arts and was always around. Kuwain is an energetic and vibrant young man in his community, known to all elders and teenagers alike. He attended school at Portmore Missionary Prep. He then went on to, Bridgeport High School, were he played football.
Like many teens in Jamaica, Dredon built and improved on his character while attending Bridgeport High School. He never started to pursue a career in the dancehall industry until the 10th Grade at school. Dredon later started to use his social and educational skills, to produce compelling artistic lyrics. Music to Dredon was an inherent conception, as a child. His family however, insisted on academic activities and that he should work a regular 9 to 5 job. Eventually Dredon’s family members began to accept his newly found entertaining ability; in fact they themselves even enjoyed it at times. After realizing this was not just a phase, but an exceptional good talent he had developed, his mother started to provide greater support and even encouraged Dredon to do better and aim for higher achievements in his quest to fame as an entertainer.
Dredon left school in the year 2002 and started to concentrate on building and promoting his career as an artiste. He has written numerous songs for both himself and other entertainers. He has even recorded several promotional tracks. He has performed at public events such as stage shows alongside artistes like, Baby Wayne, Gandhi, Gwhizz, Gyptian, Vybes Kartel, just to list a few. Where does such a young man like Dredon get all these inspirations from, his response was that some came from his peers, the events taking place in the environment or his community, being of a Rastafarian faith one answer was from The Most High, and of course Shaggy. The majority of the lyrics that Dredon fabricates are the reflections of his life experiences, from his friends and others that he has met along lifes journey. Others are just created for the entertainment of dancehall music.
At such a young stage in his career Dredon has already began to build up a reputation on the streets. Viewers and listeners both young and old, just love to listen his lyrics and the way he performs on stage, if its one person that can move a crowd its Dredon. The feedback received from known fans is that Dredon is very easy to talk to and grasp of what’s going on; he has an energetic vibe that everyone can agree. The name Dredon however, was not Kuwain’s original stage name though, for many years he was simply known as Father-T by elders for his cultural content and Teflon by previous recorded promotional tracks. The name change from Teflon to Dredon came about in 2005 when DJ Wayne began to broadcast on his radio programme, another individual with the stage name Teflon. With no lawful regulations in-place, Kuwain had to cast off his prior name, Teflon. Regardless of this change of stage name Kuwain having a strong mind and a positive vibe, was not discouraged from pursuing his love for music. In fact it has strengthened him to rise above his already high expectations in his musical journey. The responses that Dredon receives from the media has encouraged him even more to keep on going forward and never give-up despite all the challenges he has faced He recently shot a music video for a song is called Sufferation,which is getting heavy rotation on local stations.Dredon is also getting airplay on local & international radio stations with his hit singles Dem nuh real & memories.Now with his newest single out “Televise It” is expected to create waves on the local & international market. Dredon views on the music industry at this moment in time are that, artists aren’t uniting for a better cause, too much bad mind and pessimism among themselves. The Music industry to Dredon in the earlier years was done with pleasure and the concept of freeing your mind from mental slavery. Now-a-days it’s merely money that can turn a man or woman in a celebrity for a day or a week, despite the message that they portray to the viewers. Some artists don’t even have or can maintain the originality to sustain true and loving music. The only positive vibes he sees is that, the lyrical contents has risen to better standard and some artistes are becoming more charitable to their environment. Dredon also went on to elaborate that, if he should gain strong income along with the help of other artistes, he would build more facilities to strengthen the music industry. Such as more training centers, a greater availability of musical instruments to children and young artistes, who wish to pursue a career in the field of music, making them better equipped for the future of Jamaican music. Dredon states that these facilities and equipment were not always readily available to him in the earlier stages of his career, making it very difficult to practice his music. Theses are some of the actions he would perform to make the next generations of musicians immensely stronger than before.
Dredon: - Music itself has no boundaries, i.e. no age group, no particular pattern or number of songs. Kuwian Francois Reid a.k.a. Dredon wishes to be an influence on the younger upcoming youths, to have faith, understanding and knowledge younger upcoming youths, to have faith, understanding and knowledge.
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