Protoje is often sighted as one of the leader often new reggae movement which gave us a heap of new conscious new music and artists as Chronixx, Jah9, Kabaka Pyramid and Koffee. His music is spiritual and his skill as singer and songwritter in undoubted.

Born as Oje Ken Ollivierre on 14 June 1981 in St. Elizabeth, Jamaica as son of Lorna Bennet and the former calypso King Michael Ollivierre. He first gained notice in 2005 for his mixtape "Lyrical Overdose Volume 1". In 2010 he started to work with his famous cousin Don Corleone and released his first album "The Seven Year Itch" in 2011. His song "Rasta Love" with Ky-Mani Marley put him in the international spotlight as a reggae artist.

His 2013 album "The 8 year Affair" featured "Who Dem A Program" and "Kingston Be Wise", the later one was even featured in the video game Grand Theft Auto V. "Who knows" feat. Chronixx, "Criminal" and "Answer To Your Name" were part of his third album "Ancient Future" which topped the Billboards Top Reggae Album charts only two weeks after its release in March 2015. His 2018 album "A Matter of Time", received a Grammy Award nomination in the Best Reggae Album category.