Ifa Journey is the owner of Ifa Journey promotions. He has building this Festival from 2013 alongside his wife Sharon Francis. Ifa’s motto is “One God, One Aim, One Destiny” and he conveys this message through the release of his first solo album “Journey”. He wants the world to unite and live as one in peace and harmony. Ifa Journey is a Rastaman to the core of his being, deriving inspiration from all aspects of life. He writes about love, pain, social, and political aspects of society. Being that the first type of music that moved his soul was Gospel music, he touches upon the spirituality of humanity and stresses the importance of being a man of JAH. This message is clearly displayed in his emotionally charged first single, “How Often Do You Pray” from his first Album Journey. Ifa also acts, his first movie at age of 14 was Club Paradise with Robin Williams and Jimmy Cliff. He also did a few more movies Southside, Hairshow and Soap operas (The Darkside of the Bay) in Hollywood. Sharon Francis his wife Graduated from a Music School, Fiorello Laquardia High School of Music and Art, same school as Niki Manaj. Sharon also has a Masters Degree in Communications Engineering. Both Ifa and Sharon Loves music and building community. They want to see people come together and have fun and learn about our Roots and Culture. We all learn from each other Cultures. Doing this Festival brings families from different cultures to come enjoy the Celebration of H.I.M. Birthday.
Ifa and Sharon will continue the Journey in uniting the people together in Love and teaching them about Rastafari Culture and Livity. Ifa journey was raised and taught by many elders Gabby, Bongo Timothy Hill (http://www.smithsonianeducation.org/migration), Ras Pidow (http://www.smithsonianeducation.org/migrations/rasta/pic11.html) and Daughter Bubbles (http://www.smithsonianeducation.org/migrations/rasta/pic23.html) to name a few. Ifa is also in this link with the Rasta Family. He is the young man in the yellow shirt. All these Elders are in the Smithsonian Institute along with Ifa and his his father Bongo Benji (http://www.smithsonianeducation.org/migrations/rasta/pic07.html). Bongo Benji is one of the first original Rastaman found in Jamaica.