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10 Things you don’t know about Sizzla Kalonji

  1. His real name is Miguel Orlando Collins
  2. He was born on April 17, 1976
  3. He is one of the most commercially and critically successful contemporary reggae artists and is noted for his high number of releases.
  4. As of 2011 he had released over 65 solo albums.[
  5. Sizzla subscribes to the Bobo Ashanti branch of the Rastafari movement
  6. He studied Mechanical engineering
  7. Sizzla has gained a reputation for homophobia due to anti-gay lyrics in some of his recordings, causing the cancellation of many international concerts.
  8. Sizzla maintains his stance that he is an artist using his creative expression and freedom of speech but will speak out against injustice where he sees it
  9. In February 2010, Sizzla traveled to Zimbabwe to perform at the 86th birthday celebration of President Robert Mugabe
  10. On August 24, 2011, Sizzla was hit by a bus while riding his motorcycle

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