Emwah Warmington better known as Skillibeng is the latest artist representing for the parish of St Thomas, Jamaica in dancehall music.
Noted for his works with Vybz Kartel, DJ Khaled, Sean Paul, Nicki Minaj, Wizkid, Rich the Kid, Kali Uchis, Popcaan, J.I the Prince of N.Y, and French Montana.
Fans are immediately curious about his stage name, ‘skillibeng’, which is a popular slang or toasting style in the world of dancehall, used by deejays from the 1980s and early 1990s.
He grew up in the district of Lyssons in Retreat, St Thomas where he attended Morant Bay High school. He participated in a dance group while in high school as he was naturally drawn to entertainment. He also got the nickname Skillibeng from his high school friends.
Warmington is signed to RCA Records and Eastsyde records. On October 2015, he released his first official single « Pain & Emotion », the same year he released his second single « Skilli She Love », with the radio edit released the same day, since that, he has released two EPs, one compilation and three albums: Prodigy (2019), The Prodigy (2020), The Prodigy, Ladies Only Edition (2021), Crocodile Teeth (2021), Mr. Universe (2022) and Eastsyde (2023). In 2020 and 2022, The Face and I.D magazine profiled him as Jamaica’s new dancehall hope and as Jamaica’s hottest artist. He was also the winner of best Caribbean Music Act at the Mobo Awards of 2022.
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