Jamaican reggae artist Richie Spice has described Rastafarianism as a natural way of life.
“It is a way of life as it is, with no interruption. It’s not fashioned but it is just a way of life for peace. The natural me comes out through being a Rastafarian. We don’t want to be mixed,” Spice said during his recent visit to Kenya.
On growing dreadlocks, Richie Spice noted that his four children don’t have them. He said it’s their choice, adding that according to their culture, followers are required to remain natural.
“This is because they chose to be in that form but their hair is all natural. No chemical in their hair.”
With more and more Kenyans adopting the Rastafarian culture, Spice, who is a member of the movement explained that the culture is strict.
“We are against crime. We try to share what we have. We are also careful about what we eat because we are destroying the temple. We eat what is good for human consumption,” he said.
The “Earth A Run Red” hitmaker also commented on the case of the Rasrafarian Kibera girl who was rejected by her school over dreadlocks.
“It’s good that the court speaks justice, knowing that it’s just a natural vibration. We give thanks that the child is back to school because that is who they are,” he said.
The father of the Kibera student also met Richie Spice at the ‘Nobody can stop reggae’ concert which went down on Saturday at KICC.