August 8, 2022

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Jenieve Hibbert, Daughter of Reggae Legend Toots Hibbert, to Launch First Solo Album

[NEW YORK]Jenieve Hibbert, the daughter of Grammy Award profitable Reggae legend Toots Hibbert,  will launch her debut solo album, Finest Good friend  For Life on  Friday August 26. The official launch for the album- described as a Reggae Gospel release- takes place a day later at a stay live performance on Saturday August 27 at 7:30pm at The Deeper Life World Outreach Ministries in Valley Stream, New York.

Jenieve Hibbert along with her father, Grammy Award Winner Toots Hibbert – Photograph Credit score- Jenieve Hibbert

Finest Good friend For Life is devoted to Hibbert’s father and marks a brand new chapter within the profession of the born once more Christian, whose expertise within the music trade spans over thirty years. Mentored by Toots Hibbert himself, she grew up immersed in music. As well as, she was a basis member of the group 54-46 alongside along with her sisters Leba and Melanie Hibbert.  The group toured the world with the senior Hibbert as his backup vocalists for a few years. This began when Jenieve was in her mid teenagers.

Life Change

In 1987, Hibbert gave her life to the lord and joined the Life Singers, earlier than in the end beginning a household ministry along with her music. Over  the course of some twenty 5 years, she went on to earn a number of awards together with Canada’s Omega Award, the  Jamaican JAMI Award for Finest Feminine vocalist of 1990, in addition to a Grammy nomination for Finest Reggae Album  as a part of  the Toots and The Maytals  launch, True Love in 2004.

She was working along with her father on her present album on the time of his premature dying from COVID in 2020, and his loss is deeply felt by her even immediately.

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Toots Steering and Affect

Jenieve Hibbert
Jenieve Hibbert – Photograph Credit score- Kefier Scafe

“Daddy’s steering and affect on me have been large,” she recollects, “And nearly all the things I realized, I realized from him. He was very pleased with what I used to be doing with this primary solo album and he was my biggest collaborator in serving to me put it collectively. Dropping him within the midst of manufacturing was devastating, and for a very long time I put the undertaking on maintain, unsure whether or not or not I’d even full it. However I do know that he’s with me at all times and that he would need me to complete what we began. So I pushed forward and now right here I’m – actually by myself as a solo artist in a method I’ve by no means been earlier than. It’s a daunting however thrilling time, and I’m undoubtedly prepared for this new starting.”

The inspiration for the album comes from Hibbert’s personal very particular relationship with God and, like many gospel artists, she makes use of her music as ministry.  In accordance with her, at each level in her life when she has encountered a disaster, she has relied on her religion in and relationship with God to tug her by way of and as she places it,  “God has by no means let me down.”

The album itself accommodates ten tracks, all of which she may be very proud. Nevertheless, she cites the songs Hallelujah, You Are and God Is Good as having particular significance as a result of her father labored on these songs simply earlier than he handed and due to this fact “These three tracks will at all times have particular that means to me.”

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Finest Good friend For Life Overview

She describes the album as being “Trustworthy, upbeat, inspirational and motivational. It’s about my very own non secular journey which I imagine will not be that completely different from many others. In these very troublesome and making an attempt occasions, when a lot negativity is within the world- conflict, COVID, political strife and a lot else- I’m each grateful and enthusiastic to supply up this album as a breath of recent air. I believe it’s stable, empowering music that may attraction to a large viewers of all ages, even past its reggae gospel style. It’s ‘really feel good’ music  which we’d like proper now and to which we will all relate.”

Finest Good friend For Life is produced by Leighton Murray, with songwriting contributions from himself. As well as, Hibbert’s colleague Sheila Inexperienced in addition to Hibbert herself.  The album shall be accessible on-line on all main platforms  on launch day, Friday August 26.

Album Launch Live performance

The album launch live performance on Saturday August 27 is open to the general public. It should additionally function soloist Ryan Berry and the gospel group Pushed Reward.

Deeper Life World Outreach Ministries is positioned at 77 Hicks Avenue, Valley Stream, New York, 11580.

Tickets to the launch live performance are $30 and at the moment are accessible on Eventbrite.