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Richie Spice

Richie Spice

Full name: Richell Bonner

Birthday: 8 September 1971

Place of birth: Rock Hall, St. Andrew, Jamaica

Richie Spice is known for his smooth and soulful voice, and his socially conscious and spiritual lyrics that promote love, unity, and positive values. 

Hailing from a musical family, he began his music career in the 1990s with his brothers Spanner Banner, Pliers and Snatcha Lion collectively known as the Bonner brothers. In the mid 90s, he opened shows for his brothers Pliers and Spanner Banner on their global tours and started recording singles with producers like Clive Hunt and Dennis ‘Star’ Hayles.

Since gaining popularity in the early 2000s with hits like "Earth a Run Red" and "Youth Dem Cold", Richie Spice has been nothing but consistent. He has won awards for best album, best male vocalist and his albums “Gideon Boot”, “Book of Job” and “In The Streets to Africa” all debuted within the Top 10 Billboard Reggae Albums charts.

The keen gamers amongst us will also remember hearing Richie Spice’s hit “Youth Dem Cold” in the “Grand Theft Auto IV” soundtrack.

In addition to his music career, Richie Spice is involved in philanthropic work, establishing the Bonner Cornerstone Music and Cultural Empowerment Centre to help youth and communities in Jamaica and donating a proportion of the proceeds from his performances to the charity Food For the Poor (FFP) Jamaica.

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