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Natural Black (born Mortimer Softley) is a reggae singer from Georgetown Guyana.
He moved to Jamaica to pursue his dream of being a reggae singer, after a period of
service in the army.
He has had several hits in Jamaica, including "Far From Reality" and "Nice it Nice.
As a widely acclaimed artiste he has a large Guyanese fan base as well as Caribbean European and Latin America.
His style and personality has made him a favorite among some of the top record producers and show promoters in Jamaica, and throughout the Caribbean. As a result, he has toured extensively and has performed to sold out audiences in Switzerland, Austria, France, Italy, Slovenia, USA, Guyana and through out the Caribbean . He has also performed on most of the major Reggae shows and festivals such as Sting, Reggae Sumfest, Rebel Salute, East Fest, Irie Jamborie and others.
Some of his big tunes are Far from reality, nice it nice, Babylon ah burn, revolution, never leave you lonely, cry cry smile, tell me why, Why can't we, treat her like a lady and many more.
In 2012 Natural Black cut off his locks, breaking his covenant in the Rastafarian lifestyle and dramatically altering his look.
"I got up and cut off my locks Sunday morning because I looked around at my surroundings and realised that I have not been living a Rastafarian lifestyle. I want to see the changes around me, and as it relates to the upliftment of the people, the direction of the Rasta order and the walk toward perfection. That is not happening. I just see discord and chaos in the rasta community, all of it is very misleading," said the artiste, whose real name is Mortimer Softley.
The Far From Reality singer is aware that there might be a backlash from members of the Rastafarian community, but he is prepared to defend his decision.
Guyana. 83,000 square miles and about 800,000 citizens is the only English speaking country in South America.
Guyana always had strong ties with it's neighboring Caribbean Islands such as Jamaica, Barbados, Trinidad & Tobago, Grenada, Antigua, Bahamas, ST Kitts & Nevis, ST Vincent & the Grenadines, ST Martin, Aruba, US Virgin Islands & British Virgin Islands through a similar dialect of English, broken English, patwa and some gibberish.
Reggae, Soca & Oldies the main genre of music, sunshine, sports and a similar diet makes Guyana & the Caribbean Islands one huge family. We all ah one family, one love, smile.
The sport Cricket is a huge part of the alliance of Guyana & the Caribbean forming the West Indies Cricket Team.