Nyabinghi statement on Sizzla
December 21, 2012 03:35PM
Sizzla Kalonji is not the president of the Rastafari Movement
nor the Nyahbinghi ancient council.

The announcement made on the Running African programme on Irie
FM, Sunday October 21st 2012, by Lynford “Junior Negus” White, that
Miguel 'Sizzla Kalonji' Collins, was elected President of the Rastafari
Movement, by the mansions of Ras Tafari including the Twelve Tribes
of Israel, the Ethiopia Africa Black International Congress (Boboshanti)
and the Theocray Reign Ivine Order of the Nyahbinghi (Nyahbinghi
House), was not just misleading, it was a blatant lie.

The event that took place on this date at the Lion's Club in Old Harbour, happened
without the official endorsement and participation of the above
mentioned mansions.
Since then, despite the immediate rebuttal by Ras Iyah V, the Cochairman
of the Nyahbinghi Administrative Council, on the same
programme, the lies and deceit continue to reverberate.
Prior to October 21, 2012, Sizzla Kalonji had announced on Winford
Williams's programme 'On Stage' on CVM TV, that he was elected
President of the Ancient Council of the Nyahbinghi House at the Scott
Pass Nyahbinghi Center in Clarendon and that there will be a banquet
(supposedly in honor of his appointment) at the Lion's Club in Old
Harbour on Sunday October 21st. This was the first time that the
broader collective of the House, including the some members of the
Ancient (Elder's) Council and the broader Rastafari community were
hearing of this.

The position or office of President does not exist within the guidelines
of the Nyahbinghi House, therefore this selection or appointment is
unprecedented and was never brought to the broader
collective for approval and ratification as is customary and therefore
represents a clear breach of procedure and protocol.
The members of the Ancient Council, including the priest of the House,
George 'Iron' Latty, responsible for selecting Sizzla as the President of
the Ancient Council and then conducting an 'Inauguration Ceremony'
of Sizzla as the President of the Rastafari Movement, have
undoubtedly exceeded and abused the authority given to them by the
collective of the Nyahbinghi House.

In the first place, at 36 years of age, Sizzla, does not fit the criteria
established for admission to the Ancient Council, of one being 60 years
and 40 years service within the Livity of Rastafari, with good character
and qualities befitting an exemplary Matriarch and Patriarch within the
family. The appointment of Sizzla to any office in the Ancient Council,
is therefore an act of violation on the part of those who knew and
endorsed this and is without prejudice, declared null and void by the
collective.

Sizzla has also acted unscrupulously by accepting any office or
position, since at an Ancient Council election in December 2011, he
was told that any position that was previously given to him by Priest
George Irons would be immediately terminated. The Ancient Council
members present reconfirmed the criteria for ones qualified to vote
and hold an office in the Ancient Council. Sizzla himself conceded and
agreed to the results of the process. It was therefore surprising to the
broader collective when Sizzla continued to refer to himself as the
Treasurer of the Ancient Council and to sign documents as such.
Junior Negus, who acts as a spokesperson for Sizzla, was strongly
reprimanded for continuous misconduct at Pitfour Nyahbinghi Center in
November 2011, including the removal of the Nyahbinghi House
Stamp
and Seal from the Priest's residence without his approval and giving it
Sizzla, who still has it in his possession, despite calls and
representation made to him to return it to the House. Due to this and
other violations, Junior Negus, was by unanimous decision, denied
holding any position or office in the House and is therefore not
authorized to represent the House in ANY CAPACITY.

At the 82nd Coronation Anniversary at Pitfour, Mobay in November
2012, the broader collective of the House, many of whom were just
hearing about Sizzla's 'Presidential appointment' and knowing that this
was not done by collective consultation or endorsement, unanimously
declared this an unlawful act, as no individual or minority group is
empowered with such authority to act on behalf of the collective.
Sizzla Kalonji therefore does not and cannot legally hold ANY office in
the Nyahbinghi Ancient Council nor is he acknowledged as 'President'
of the Rastafari Movement. This unprecedented and unlawful action by
all individuals involved, resulted in disciplinary action and penalties,
including impeachment of officers.

The Nyahbinghi House trusts that this clarification will bring order and
understanding to the matter and that Sizzla will do the right thing in
returning the sacred Stamp and Seal to the House, so that his financial
contributions to the House and assistance given its family members,
will not be seen merely as a means of 'buying' his way to power.
We pray also that those in favour of Sizzla as President will recognize
that any objections raised, do not represent a 'fight' against him, but
are emphasing the importance of observing proper procedure and
protocol, so those in authority will recognize that power does not mean
dictation and leadership does not mean domination, so succeeding
generations will not fall prey to wrong precedences.

With the best interest of the welfare, progress, stability and Inity of
the Nyahbinghi family in mind, I and I pray, that instead of personal
aggrandizement and egoism, humility and the acceptance of the truth
and right will prevail.
We have no problem which is insurmountable...Let Us work in unity
and diligence. -H.I.M. Emperor Haile Sellassie 1
Nyahbinghi Order
Nyahbinghi Order (21/11/12)
Re: Nyabinghi statement on Sizzla
December 21, 2012 03:48PM
I found that very interesting, thank you for sharing.
Re: Nyabinghi statement on Sizzla
December 21, 2012 04:20PM
Church politricks, it's a familiar song, with better drummers....
Re: Nyabinghi statement on Sizzla
December 21, 2012 05:23PM
how dare sizzla try and take the title from snoop... eye rolling smiley

(this remark is intended towards the entertainers, certainly not the movement of rastafari)

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Re: Nyabinghi statement on Sizzla
December 27, 2012 01:31PM
Is this all for real? ........



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/27/2012 01:32PM by FLEXIMIX.
Re: Nyabinghi statement on Sizzla
December 27, 2012 03:30PM
there's still debate going on
but it looks like the council of elders DID
elect him as a leader.
we'lll see what comes...
hopefully he'll see that the gun/pumpum lyrics are unpresidential
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Re: Nyabinghi statement on Sizzla
December 27, 2012 08:20PM
Quote
FLEXIMIX
Is this all for real? ........

thumbs up
Re: Nyabinghi statement on Sizzla
December 27, 2012 09:08PM
I mean this with respect to those who may take offense but this @#$%& sounds a whole lot like the Catholic Church to me. Seems like you got all kinds of titles and positions that really ain't sheet in the eye's on HIM.
Re: Nyabinghi statement on Sizzla
December 27, 2012 10:13PM
I was raised in a pentacostal christian church and still to this day I have never seen so many politics involved in an organization. (except for maybe my youth soccer teams) Sad really.
Re: Nyabinghi statement on Sizzla
December 28, 2012 04:11AM
These schisms have existed in Rastafari almost from the start. I do agree with this author that Sizzla should not be elected into elder status. There are clear guidelines, he is far too young to be anybody's elder, and he has questionable character. Just my opinion.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/28/2012 04:16AM by J_72.
Re: Nyabinghi statement on Sizzla
December 29, 2012 03:38PM
His 2012 tunes have been some of the best he's made in years. I guess the land aquisitions in Africa have been good for his music career, if nothing else.
Re: Nyabinghi statement on Sizzla
December 29, 2012 04:04PM
Quote
J_72
These schisms have existed in Rastafari almost from the start. I do agree with this author that Sizzla should not be elected into elder status. There are clear guidelines, he is far too young to be anybody's elder, and he has questionable character. Just my opinion.

No need to hold back, J. Sizzla is a fuckery on a character level, but still a great musician. Very few musical Rastas hold the humble nature of a Booga Minott or Brigadier Jerry these days. I respect his repatriation intentions, but don't think he isn't getting preferential treatment due to his celebrity status at the expense of the citizens of Zimbabwe, Ghana, etc. in his land acquisitions.
Re: Nyabinghi statement on Sizzla
January 02, 2013 04:55PM
I long for the days fo Sun City rebel music...





UNITY is a VERB
Re: Nyabinghi statement on Sizzla
January 02, 2013 09:05PM
Re: Nyabinghi statement on Sizzla
January 02, 2013 09:49PM
for the many
rastafari started as:
"1luv 1heart" & "there's a natural mystic running thru the air"

life is like water ... if the river flows in its iternal cycle it keeps fresh,
but if it stagnates it corrupts & starts to stink


forward evah ... backword nevah
Re: Nyabinghi statement on Sizzla
January 03, 2013 02:21PM
Quote
Ninja
I long for the days fo Sun City rebel music...





UNITY is a VERB
I remember the first time I saw this video. It was in 1992 in Mr. Philpots social studies class. Afterwards he had us break off into groups and write our own versus to the song. We were singing the chorus for weeks afterwards.
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