Souljah Fyah

Who is Souljah Fyah?

Waymatea "Sista J" Ellis - Lead vox, Bass

Doctor Paul Joosse - Bass, Keys, Vox

Dorant "Saint" Ricketts - Drums, Vox

Stormin' Norm Frizzell - Keys, Megaphone

The Original Tribesman - Percussion

2011 WCMA Winners - Urban Recording of the Year, 2009 JUNO nominees, 2008 WCMA winners, and twice-declared the best Reggae band in Canada by the Canadian Reggae Music Awards and the Reggae Music Achievement Awards, Souljah Fyah never fails to lift spirits or heat up a crowd. They have played with Lilith Fair, the Edmonton Folk Fest, the Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival, and at the Grey Cup Festivals in Montreal and Calgary, but Edmonton is home, and over the past 15 years they have been Reggae's best evangelists in Western Canada.  In August 2016 they released their highly anticipated fourth studio album, "The Long Walk," recorded both at Edmontone Studios and in Jamaica's legendary Mad Rebel Studios.  The album is characterized by a sonic, emotional, and political identity that has been a recognized and adored feature of Edmonton's music scene for years. It's on the merits of their live show, however, that Souljah Fyah has managed to accomplish what they have. As Shelly Gummeson from Earshot-Online wrote: "On and off stage...[lead singer] Sista J (Waymatea), exudes a high voltage, positive energy. Unfettered without setting limitations is precisely the attitude and energy that has propelled Edmonton's Souljah Fyah to become Canada’s top Reggae band."


--2011 winner "Urban Recording of the Year" - Western Canadian Music Awards for album "I WISH"

--2010 winner "Best Reggae Band" - Reggae Music Achievement Awards (two-time nominees in this year's awards)

--Souljah Fyah's 2009 Single "Tears of a Fool" reached #3 Canada-Wide on CBC's Galaxie Jammin' Charts. (January 2009)

--2009 JUNO Nominees "Reggae Recording of the Year" (First Alberta Band to achieve this)

--2009 winner "Top Reggae Band" - Canadian Reggae Music Awards (four-time nominees in 2009, and first Alberta Band to win in this category)

--2008 winner "Best Reggae Album" - Reggae Music Achievement Awards (three-time nominees in 2008, and first Alberta Band to win in this category)

--2008 winner "Outstanding Urban Recording" - Western Canadian Music Awards (First Alberta Band in history to win in this category)

--Single "Sweet Love" reached #1 on CBC Galaxie Radio in 2008 (Canadian Reggae) and is listed in the top 3 international reggae releases in 2008 by Stephen Neale.

--Sophmore album, "Truth Will Reveal" climbed to #1 across Canada ( charting nationally in the top ten for 7 weeks (International Chart).

--Single "Rwanda" was featured on Ziggy Marley's "Ziggy Radio" in 2008.

--Single "Abundance of Good" charted at #1 Canada-wide for 12 weeks (CBC Galaxie Radio, 2007)