God will not put more on a man than he can bear. If there’s one artiste who lives and believes this, it is Jamaican reggae artist Nesbeth.
After a few weeks of living his dream of having one of the most popular songs across the world — My Dream, Nesbeth was dealt a blow no man or woman wishes to suffer.
He lost the love of his life — Annie — after a prolonged illness, on February 18 in the United States.
Speaking to Bajan Vibes after his first performance in Barbados, at Reggae On The Hill recently, Nesbeth said life since Annie’s passing had been bittersweet, but he was holding on.
“It’s one of those bittersweet things. Every day I remember something we had argued about, something we laughed about. There is always something; the memories can’t just go.
“The one thing I remember most is that she’s this type of person that would always stand up for what she believes in and, regardless of the obstacles, she would always push forward,” the reggae artist said on a note of reflection.
Nesbeth said he was not questioning her death and had left everything in the hands of the Most High.
“I wouldn’t say its an untimely death, because I know not what the Most High has in store,” he added.
But just how does he find the strength to go on each day after losing his life partner? Nesbeth told Bajan Vibes he keeps in mind that she would want him to carry on.
“I know she would definitely want me to continue on the journey; so I will definitely be continuing, not only for myself, but for my kids and also for my fans. I now have to play the
“I have always been calling on the Most High. He is the One that allowed me to reach where I am right now. Sometimes when it is hard to figure out, I just call on the Most High, and he gives me the answer. There’s pain and there is sweetness but I just have to accept the reality and move forward,” the artiste said with a broad and brave smile.
With regard to his hit song My Dream, Nesbeth is glad he is able to inspire people through his music; and this too helps him to keep going.
Whenever he takes a stage to perform the song, the crowd sings it word for word; often he just stands in awe at how much they love his song.
Speaking to his most recent performance in Barbados, the feeling for him was no different from that anywhere else he has performed the song.
“It was a wonderful feeling and it still is a wonderful feeling. It’s a great look; it’s my first time here and I love it. I’m feeling overwhelmed. I am happy that everyone who is singing the song is not just singing it because they like it, but because they themselves have a dream; and I am happy.
“Hopelessness, I realize at one point, was on the rise; so when I come forward and I sing my dream, it inspires people and it helps them to go forward and have a dream. So I am confortable with the fact that they are singing it and loving it at the same time, and enforcing that their dream can become a reality,” Nesbeth said.
And he already has another song out, produced by Entertainment Soul his company, which he is confident will be another favourite with reggae lovers.
“It was released recently, called DIAL — Devil Is A Liar. It’s really nice, and I know you will love it,” he said before giving Bajan Vibes an a capella version of the song.