Rasta musician filmed buying ram to grill

Written by Eddy Jatta

Rasta musiciian

One of The Gambia's leading reggae musician, Royal Messenjah was captured buying ram at the Abuko Livestock Market. 

The video, which was shared by the award-winning singer on Instagram, garnered more than 3000 views. He wrote: "My favorite spot, Abuko." 

In the video, Royal could be heard saying he is looking for a ram that would be easy to grill. 

Isn't the singer a real RASTA? 

"I don't think Royal knows the beliefs and principles of Rastafari. Having dreadlocks doesn't make one a rasta. But he is a brilliant reggae singer," said a Gambian music enthusiast. 

To stay healthy and spiritually connected to the earth, rastas only eat a natural diet free from additives, chemicals, and meat. They believe eating pure, organic food increases one’s natural connection with nature.