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Reggae artiste Lutan Fyah scoring goals

Finds success as manager of community football team

Published:Monday | May 27, 2024 | 12:06 AM
Lutan Fyah.
Lutan Fyah.

Rastafarian reggae artiste Lutan Fyah is excited about the prospects for his community football team, which is slated to play a quarter-final match in the St Catherine Division 1 football competition. He wears multiple hats as he is the manager, coach, club president and primary investor.

“We a gwaan good, we’re second in the zone, and will play in the quarter final next month and hopefully move onward to the Major League,” Fyah said.

This is his second year with the team.

Lutan Fyah has always been active in his Spanish Town community, sponsoring treats and assisting families who have fallen on hard times.

“It’s always a good feeling to see youths coming together to achieve one goal. I am a big football fan and this allows me to be myself more and it also gives me the impetus to develop myself as a man and raise the standard of how I judge myself, not just been an artiste, but a mentor, a father, a leader who can allow others to achieve their goals and dreams,” he said.

While at high school, Lutan played Manning Cup football, representing St. Andrew Technical High school.

He first decided to study architecture at the University of Technology and played professional football for Constant Spring F. C., Dela Vega United, Hazard United before focusing on music. Using the stage name Lutan Fyah, sometimes credited as ‘Lute and Fyah’, he started his musical career in 1999.

The singer, born Anthony Martin, who grew up wanting to emulate reggae icons Dennis Brown and Garnett Silk. Lutan’s initial influence of African consciousness was instilled by his grandfather, Tamba, and his spiritual identity is rooted in Rastafar-I – Bobo Ashanti.

He is known for songs such as Save the Juveniles, Spliff Tail, Rasta Still Deh Bout, Weed Ooh and Fake Friend.