JAM | Jun 17, 2023

Jamaican fathers of social media: Sean Paul

Tamoy Ashman

Tamoy Ashman / Our Today

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Grammy award-winning artist Sean Paul.

With Father’s Day just around the corner, Our Today has decided to highlight popular fathers on social media who embrace active parenting and have used their platform to break stereotypes about fathers while also advising new and even seasoned fathers on how to be more present.

Today, the focus will be on Grammy award-winning artist Sean Paul.

Sean Paul is an international dancehall and reggae artiste who has dominated the music industry with songs such as TemperatureNo Lie, and Shake That Thing. The artiste won his first Grammy for Best Reggae Album for Dutty Rock in 2004, the same year he was nominated for Best New Artiste.

The 50-year-old artiste is also a philanthropist who assisted less fortunate communities in Jamaica affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. He donated groceries to families and distributed tablet computers to primary schools for students.

As a veteran in the music industry, Sean Paul is loved by both youths and the older generation, who are always excited to see him take the stage. However, if a concert clashes with a family event, the artiste is quick to decline, because he values family above everything else.

Sean Paul, with his wife Jodi ‘Jinx’ Henriques, has two children, their son Levi Blaze Henriques and daughter Remi Leigh Henriques.

The artiste first became a father in February 2017 at 44 years old, when Jodi gave birth to Levi. Remi followed shortly after in August 2019.

Despite his multiple achievements, the artiste has always shared that being a father is his greatest accomplishment, and there isn’t anything he wouldn’t do for his children.

The artiste recently revealed that he cancelled a show scheduled on Father’s Day so he could be with his children. The No Lie artiste has also dedicated songs to his children on multiple occasions while performing, declaring that they are his biggest blessing.

He is known in the industry as a family man who often rushes home from an international tour or concert to attend a school event because he believes it is important for parents to show up for their children.

Through these and other actions, he has embodied what it means to be an active parent and has defied stereotypes that depict men as absent figures. Instead, he encourages other men to play their part in society by protecting, providing, loving, and supporting their families, no matter what.

Wishing you a Happy Father’s Day Sean Paul!


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