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Born as Clifton George Bailey III on the 13th April 1967, in Islington, St Mary, Jamaica, he is a reggae musician, known under the stage name Capleton, and also King Shango, The Fireman, King David and The Prophet. He has so far released over 20 studio albums, such as “Prophecy” (1995), “The People Dem” (2004), and “I-TernaFire” (2010), among other recordings.
Have you ever wondered how rich Capleton is, as of late 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Capleton’s wealth is as high as $100,000, an amount earned through his distinguished career, which has been active since the late ‘80s.
Capleton Net Worth $100,000
He was given the nickname Capleton by his relatives and friends in honor of a family friend and lawyer from his hometown. In spite of his parents, during his teenage years Capleton visited dancehall acts, and once he turned 18 years old, he left St. Mary and settled in Kingston, and started pursuing the career of a dancehall deejay.
After several years of building up his name in Jamaica, he was brought to Canada by Stewart Brown, who secured him his first stage show away from his native country, performing next to Ninjaman and Flourgon. Two years later, he released his debut studio album – “Lotion Man” – spawning such hits as “Number One on the Look Good Chart”, and “No Lotion Man”, while in 1992 he released the hit single “Alms House”, followed by two more hits in dancehall, “Tour” and “Music is a Mission”. The next year he released the first song on which he sang entitled “Prophet”, and then Cold Blooded Murderer”. The same year, Capleton released his second album “Alms House”, and after garnering popularity, signed with the Def Jam Recordings, and in 1995 released his first major label album, “Prophecy”, then in 1997 he released the second album. In 1999, he was the headline act at the Reggae Sumfest for its dancehall night, followed in 2000 by the released of another album – “More Fire” – which spawned several hits, which cemented his status as one of the most popular dancehall and reggae artists at the time.
Unfortunately, his career began to decline, and his quality started to become questioned by other artists and producers. During the early 2000s, he started implementing riddims, which the public didn’t like much, but still he had two of his most successful hits “That Day Will Come”, and “Hard Times”. He left Def Jam Recordings and took a hiatus from recording until 2009, when he signed a contract with VP Records, and started working on his next album, releasing “I-Ternal Fire” in 2010, supported by a tour across the USA alongside such artists as Romain Virgo, Kulcha Knox and Munga Honorable, and then touring across Africa, visiting such countries as Senegal, Zimbabwe, South Africa and Gambia. In 2012 he was a part of the Unite Cape Town International Reggae Festival. Though he hasn’t released any new material since 2010, he has toured extensively, which continues to add to his wealth.
Although he remains one of the most successful dancehall and reggae artists, Capelton has faced criticism for anti-gay lyrics, and because of his attitude, back in 2008 one of his concerts in Switzerland was canceled, and also a whole tour in the USA in 2010.
Regarding his personal life, Capleton has rejected his birth name and is now using the name King Shango. Other aspects of his life, such as marital status and number of children, remain unknown. Like many of his kind, Capleton is Rastafarian, and also he also stated that he doesn’t eat meat, soya or dairy in any form, making him a vegan. There is no information or even rumour about romantic liaisons.
|Date Of Birth||April 13, 1967|
|Place Of Birth||Islington, Jamaica|
|Nicknames||Capelton , Cappleton|
|Movies||Conscious Vibrations: Sizzla & Capleton, Beenie Man & Capleton: Tune After Tune, Giddimani: Live Reggae, Made in Jamaica, Portland Splash: DJs, Champions in Action 2006: Vol. 1 2006 Manchester Fiesta: Part 1, Black History: Part 2, Spring Break Stars on Parade, Kings of Kings: Family Tour, St. Bess ...|
|How to Be a Player||1997||performer: "East Coast to the West Coast" / writer: "East Coast to the West Coast" - as Clifton Bailey|
|Oroville Rock Reggae Jamfest 2015||2015||Himself|
|Promoe: Standard Bearer||2007||Documentary||Himself|
|Made in Jamaica||2006||Documentary||Himself|
|Reggae: The Story of Jamaican Music||2002||TV Series documentary||Himself|