Fessasion aka Sadiki-I, was born Jevon White on the Caribbean island of Montserrat in the West Indies. Jevon later immigrated to the United States, settling in Boston where his father co-founded the annual Caribbean Carnival. Growing up in Boston, Jevon was deeply influenced by the hip-hop movement and became fascinated with the art of emceeing. After his father’s sudden passing in 1984, he returned to Montserrat and attended Montserrat Secondary School where he continued to develop his talents as a performer and emcee.
Jevon enrolled in university at the prestigious Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia. Soon after college, he discovered the RasTafari faith, and returned to Montserrat once again. After some time later, he returned to the states again, and Sadiki-I made a successful debut on the Reggae/Dancehall scene with his album, I Man See Judgments. Over the next several years, he recorded songs with Reggae legends such as Junior Reid, Terry Ganzie, and Mr. Eazy, and performed live on many stages throughout USA.
Driven by a deep desire to pray at the site of the Ark of the Covenant, and thus be closer to God, Sadiki-I set forth on a pilgrimage to Axum, Ethiopia, where, by a stroke of divine intervention he had the exquisitely rare privilege of meeting the monk who guards the Ark of the Covenant.
To learn more about his journey, be sure to order a copy of his book today!
What fact about yourself would really surprise people?
I am shy sometimes
How do you work through self-doubts and fear?
I pray and turn to God
What scares you the most?
Not living up to the full expectation of Almighty God
What makes you happiest?
Why do you write?
I write to record my thoughts and also to entertain and educate others. I am also a singer songwriter as well.
Have you always enjoyed writing?
What motivates you to write?
Don’t need motivation to write.
What writing are you most proud of?
My latest book… “12 Lessons I learned From the Guardian Monk of the Ark of Covenant.”
What are you most proud of in your personal life?
Finishing the new Temple for the Ark of Covenant and restoration of the old one.
What books did you love growing up?
What do you hope your obituary will say about you?
He did his best!
Location and life experiences can really influence writing, tell us where you grew up and where you now live?
How did you develop your writing?
My high school teachers used to always tell me that I write well. So I guess from a young age.
Do you find it hard to share your work?
Is your family supportive? Do your friends support you?
What else do you do, other than write?
Real Estate Investor
What other jobs have you had in your life?
Acquisitions Manager, Construction, Car Dealership Manager, Auto Technician
If you could study any subject at university what would you pick?
If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?
Tell us about your family?
Not married / no children
How do you write – lap top, pen, paper, in bed, at a desk?
All of the above
How much sleep do you need to be your best?
Is there anyone you’d like to acknowledge and thank for their support?
Every writer has their own idea of what a successful career in writing is, what does success in writing look like to you?
Getting paid to speak and selling lots of books.
Tell us about your new book? Why did you write it?
My new book “12 Lessons I leaned from the Guardian Monk of the Ark of Covenant” is a book about my experiences in Ethiopia and my interactions with the Guardian Monk. T