- The Jamaican dancehall artist joined the US Army about 13 years ago
- Zumjay, born Rohan Stephens received his promotion in the rank of Sergeant First Class/E-7
- The star thanked his wife for always being patient with him and having his back althrough the years
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Jamaican dancehall artist Zumjay, his family, friends and fans are in a celebratory mood after the former musician landed a well-deserving promotion in the US Army.
On Saturday, September 11, while the world marked the 20th anniversary of 9/11 incident, Zumjay, born Rohan Stephens received his promotion in the rank of Sergeant First Class/E-7.
Speaking during an interview with members of the press, Zumjay described the move as one of the major achievements in his life.
According to the former musician, he knew he was going places in the US Army ranking having received Private E2 (or PV2) instead of the most junior rank of Private One/E-1 (or PV1).
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“This was the most important decision I made in my whole life. I had to complete a practical test that encompassed a two-mile run and routine exercises such as push-ups and sit-ups in the time of two minutes. Because I didn’t have a tertiary education then, only a high school diploma, that was the highest rank I could join as. Maybe if I had my tertiary education and degrees, I could have entered as Private First Class.” Zumjay said.
Yen.com.gh understands the dancehall recording artiste joined the US Army about 13 years ago.
The newly-promoted musician thanked his wife for always being patient with him and having his back all through the years.
“I have to commend my wife. She is very patient; she learnt a lot of patience. I know my greatest lessons have been patience and tolerance, but it was the same for her – watching me leave for basic training in a different state then heading to another country right after and being stationed in a different state while she is in New York raising our daughter,” Zumjay added.
News of his latest promotion impressed many of his fans and fellow Jamaicans who thronged social media platforms to congratulate him.
Yen.com.gh had earlier reported about Kenyan musician Izzo who also joined the US Army.
Izzo joins the US Army
Speaking to Citizen TV, Izzo who is currently residing in Virginia said he was planning to officially report to his first unit based in Texas.
He also shared a few photos of him dressed in military regalia and had a sharp shaved look.
Izzo and his ex-wife Eunice made headlines after news of their 24-hour marriage hit the streets in 2016.
The pair who had dated for a while walked down the aisle amidst cold feet and second thoughts before Eunice suddenly called things off and jetted out to Kenya.
The duo said ‘I Do’ in a colourful ceremony that was thrown in the US.
After the dramatic breakup, Eunice opened up about why she decided to seek an annulment.
According to her, her heart was somewhere else and she was sick at the moment thus not in the right state of mind.