Oje Ken Ollivierre (born June 14, 1981), popularly known as Protoje, is a contemporary Reggae singer and songwriter from Jamaica. His mother is Jamaican singer, Lorna Bennett, best known for her 1972 rendition of 'Breakfast In Bed.' His father is a former Calypso king from the island nation of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.
In 2010, Protoje began working with "Don Corleon Records", run by his cousin and one of Jamaica's most popular producers, Don Corleon. After releasing "Dread", "JA" and "Roll" in 2010, Protoje's debut album, entitled "The Seven Year Itch", was released on January 25, 2011. The first single off the album dubbed "Arguments" (2009) was responsible for his early popularity in Jamaica. In 2011, he released another single off the album entitled "Rasta Love" featuring Ky-Mani Marley, one of the sons of Bob Marley. The Seven Year Itch charted #2 in Canada, #3 in the USA and #4 in France.
His second album, "The 8 Year Affair", was released February 12, 2013. "Who Dem A Program" was the first single released from the album in January 2012. "This Is Not A Marijuana Song" was released on that summer. "Kingston Be Wise" was heavily promoted via traditional and social media. On the day of its release, November 5, 2012, the music video became the most viewed Youtube link among internet users in Jamaica. The hashtag #KBW was used on Twitter. The 8 Year Affair was later re-announced to be released on February 12th 2013.