Emerging singjay Nauseouss has no problem with the government-sanctioned lockdowns that Jamaicans have been subjected to recently.
“It is what it is. I come in and I am abiding by the regulations. I am in Jamaica to do business so I did a COVID-19 test and it came back negative and I uploaded it to the Ministry of Health website so I am free to move around and do my business, and observe the necessary protocols, we just have to work with the rules,” he said.
Prime Minister Andrew Holness has announced an extension of the lockdown periods to help cut the surge in COVID-19 cases and hospitalisation. The country will experience no movement days between September 12 to 14.
Nauseouss doesn’t believe in mandatory vaccinations but believes that vaccination should remain a personal choice.
“People have to fight for their freedom. There are levels to this vaccination thing, I have antibodies in my system to protect me, I got COVID-19 and cured myself. I have no problem with vaccines, and there are people who take the two doses and still get sick and dead, and others who take it and it saved them from hospitalization but to each their own; knowledge is power,” the artiste, whose real name is Simon Whyte, reasoned.
“People have to make up their own minds, wear your masks, practise social distancing, do what’s best to protect your family, use your tumeric, take your magnesium and zinc, survival is the key,” he said.
In the meantime, the Ministry of Health and Wellness is reminding the more than 130,000 Jamaicans who will be due a second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine over the next three weeks to visit a vaccination site for their jab. The reminder comes as the Ministry moves to realise a 65% vaccinationntarget for the population by March 2022.
The Pfizer or AstraZeneca vaccines are two-dose vaccines. Persons who received a first dose of either vaccine must ensure that they also receive a second dose.
Some 49,076 persons will be due their second dose between September 13 and 19, with another 45,733 due the following week (September 20 – 26) and some 42,946 a week later (September 27 – Oct 3).
In the meantime, Nauseouss is in Jamaica promoting his single, Memories, which was released on the Nijeri Records in early September.
“The response to Memories has been great, especially in The Gambia. The song is getting airplay on IRIE, HITZ and the fans are asking for the video, That’s why I will be doing Memories first as soon as possible. so I want to begin shooting this weekend or ASAP,” he said.
He will be working with well-known music video director Robin Chin to shoot Memories as well as visuals for another bouncy single called Special Attention
He has been getting attention in dancehall circles with songs like the socially conscious Guide Over Us, and the hilarious Ms Kitty.
He grew up in August Town where he attended Hope Valley Primary. He excelled at football got selected to play for the Jamaica Under-15 national team before migrating to live in Queens, New York in 1999.
Eyes Can See, his first song, was released for Nijeri Records on September 11, 2020.
He has opened for artistes such as Spragga Benz, Vybz Kartel and Agent Sasco at shows in Brooklyn, New York, and at dancehall events held at the Wild Hare club in Chicago, Illinois. He has also opened for Sean Paul in a club show in Poughkeepsie, New York.