music takes the pain and insanity away. Here's a NPR special with Reggae artist Lila Ike that will thrill


Lila Iké, born Alecia Tameka Grey in 1994 in the town of Christiana, parish of Manchester, Jamaica is a talented reggae singer and songwriter who has captured audiences across the globe since her debut performance in 2017. After releasing multiple singles, Iké released her debut studio album The ExPerience in May 2020.

She wanted some connection to her African roots and to shed the give slave name which was enforced on her lineage by Euro slave owners so she adopted the  Nigerian name Ikéchukwu which was minimized to Iké and serves well for her stage name.