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Born: June 19, 1946
Manchester |Jamaica


Ijahman Levi (Trevor Sutherland) was born in Manchester, Jamaica, in 1946.
In 1962 his parents took up residence in England. In 1970 Trevor ran foul of the law and was sent to prison in England for 3 years. While in prison he changed
his name to ‘Ijahman Levi’ and wrote
the song ‘Jah Heavy Load’. In 1974 he was released from prison. However, by this time his wife, Miss Beverley, and family had deserted him. With no family to turn to he found refuge at the headquarters of the Twelve Tribes and studied The Bible. Back in Jamaica in 1977 he produced 2 of his famous albums Haile I Hymn’ and ‘Are We A Warrior’ with the late Geoffrey Chung
on the Island label. In 1981 Ijahman remarried and by 1985 his single ‘I do’ with his wife Madge, reached the number 1 status on the British Reggae chart for 6 weeks. To date, Ijahman
has almost 30 albums to his credit

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