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Birth nameRohan Stephens
Also known asZumjay
OriginJamaica Kingston, Jamaica

Rohan Stephens,[1] better known as Zumjay, is a popular dancehall deejay. Besides his success in Jamaica, including performances at Jamaica's biggest reggae festivals Sunsplash and Sting, Zumjay has toured Europe in 2004 and 2005 (the second year with fellow deejay Alozade).[2]

Stephens was born in Kingston, Jamaica, and grew up in the city's Waterhouse district.[3] He attended Kingston College and Rydel High School.[3] After leaving school he worked at Donovan Germain's Penthouse Studios as an apprentice engineer, and became a recording artist himself around 1998, having success in 2000 with "Courtney", a tribute to cricketer Courtney Walsh.[3] He released other successful singles including "Shake it", "Sticky" and "Dancing Team".[3]

He married Aviesha Palmer in 2006 and in 2007 emigrated to the United States and joined the US Army Reserves while also studying for a Video Arts Technology degree at the Borough of Manhattan Community College;[4] He graduated in 2014 from the Federal Law Enforcement Training Centre.[3]


  1. ^ Zumjay arrested in Cayman Archived 21 October 2007 at the Wayback Machine., The Jamaica Star, 14 March 2006
  2. ^ ZUMJAY - 21st Century Deejay - Street Deejay with a difference, YardFlex.com
  3. ^ a b c d e "The Law According to Zumjay", Jamaica Observer, 17 October 2014. Retrieved 17 October 2014
  4. ^ Brooks, Sadeke (2009) "Zumjay Loving Army Life Archived 11 June 2009 at the Wayback Machine.", Jamaica Star, 6 June 2009. Retrieved 17 October 2014

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