The road to self-discovery
SELF-DISCOVERY MEANS different things to different people. For some, it means finding their purpose in life and understanding how their childhood and family structure help to shape them into who they are – the good and the bad. For others, it’s a road map to happiness, finding new belief systems, a journey of clarity and enlightenment.
For Kabaka Pyramid, the radical reggae/hip-hop lyricist, his self-discovery was a spiritual journey awakened through Rastafarianism.
“I started out with the Christian mindset. I grew up in the Church and was baptised at 10 years old. I was always conscious of good and evil; that was something that Christianity definitely made me aware of. I tried to be good at all times. It was really through Sizzla Kalonji’s music that I found Rastafari and my identity with Rasta and an African context, and that just opened me up. That’s when I started to read books, [books like African Holistic