Bonafide is a reggae band from Montego Bay, Jamaica and Benin City Nigeria who is raw talent and pure ambition. Like them, their music has traveled from Jamaica to North America and across the Atlantic, reaching as far as Asia.
Bonafide’s innovative fusion of dancehall and lovers rock peppered with roots and R&B creates a new genre of Reggae Pop, which has grown to be a favorite among the young people today but is also diverse enough to reach older generations.There is no other band like Bonafide! Taking reggae to a new level, the Reggae pioneers would be proud to experience this new take on a Jamaica classic. The band has released their album One Wish and is in the studio working on new material.
Through their innovative sound Bonafide is taking the music industry by storm.
Bonafide is also largely involved in philanthropic projects as their number one goal is to have their music make a difference in people’s lives. Through using the proceeds from their CD sales to donate money for the welfare of displaced battered mothers, Bonafide leaves a positive mark on the community.
The group has released three singles that have all reached number one on the Jamaica music charts. The single “Leavin Come the Morning,” reached the number two position at Link Up radio in New York. “I Want to Be the One,” another single from One Wish, reached the number two spot on the international charts in Paris, France.
Bonafide received the 2012 Best Reggae Band award from Link Up radio in New York. Bonafide’s One Wish CD received submission to the Grammy Academy in 2013. Also the band received two nominations for the Excellence in Music and Entertainment awards.
As a highly sought after act, Bonafide has performed on several tours and festivals including Reggae on the River, Pure Aloha and Jamaica’s largest music festival Sum Fest for five consecutive years; affording them the opportunity to share stages with Usher, Chris Brown, Mary J. Blige and John Legend to name a few. The band has toured nationally reaching across the United States and internationally to Australia, New Zealand and Japan.Bonafide’s music is frequently played on the following radio stations across the U.S. and Jamaica: Irie FM, Hits 92 FM, Mellow FM in the major cities of Kingston, Montego Bay and Ocho Rios, Jamaica, 88.1 KCEP, Hot 97.5, 98.5 KLUC in Las Vegas, NV, Link Up Radio in New York, NY and in Los Angeles, CA.