Bobby Tenna hails from Montego Bay,
Music has always been a part of Bobby's life. “I grew up in a strict Christian Seventh Day Adventist
home so my family didn't listen to certain types of music,” he explained. “But I had an uncle with a
big music collection, an' I used to listen to stuff like Dennis Brown an' Motown.”
As a youth, he honed his musical aspirations as a member of his church choir. He then joined an
acapella group from the Montego Bay area where he further gained the experience and ammunition to
launch out on his solo journey.
But it was Garnet Silk who had the biggest influence on Tenna, who was born Robert Sylvester Virgo,
in Orange, a rustic community seven miles outside of Montego Bay. It was the early 1990s and there
was a Rasta revival taking place in dancehall led by Silk, DJ Tony Rebel and Dub Poet Yasus
Afari. It was then that Tenna knew music was his destiny.
His first recording, “Loneliness”, was done as Robert Tenna for dancehall icon Sugar Minott's Youth
Promotions label. By the time he moved on to producer Junior 'Heavy D' Fraser to record “Somebody
Touch Me”, he had evolved into Bobby Tenna.
He later performed on the cabaret circuit and created a masterful blend of showmanship and style that positioned him to be in high demand. Although he established himself as a solid performer, recording
hit songs and quality albums has always been his greatest desire.
Since Bobby is a multidimensional artist – singer, songwriter, and producer – he knew he could call his
own shots. So he took destiny into his own hands and began WileFiya, Inc, a production/promotion
company, as well as an independent label. His albums, “Give Thanx 4 Life” (2007) and “Words &
Melody,” (2010) have been met with rave reviews, and are spinning worldwide. He has recorded on many of the top Jamaican riddims for top producers. He also produced the Fugitive Riddim and the Mi Mumma riddim including many top Reggae and dancehall artists.
In 2015 Bobby released his latest project "Still Alive", a heartfelt album featuring the big hit Still Alive on the Evolution Riddim. In 2015 he has also produced and released three , Blood have fi Run, Make Your Money and Where is the Love a remake of the popular Black Eyed Peas song of the same name. The video for Where is the Love is currently on several video charts.