Da’Ville is a highly professional and tenacious recording artiste and music producer that is on a mission to disseminate love, peace, hope and happiness throughout the world. Only a few of his contemporaries can rival his relentless commitment to reaching these goals, consistently. He has an indescribable ability to deliver some of the most skillfully crafted and intricately woven lyrical compositions and melodious masterpieces that always find their way to the seat of the soul.
Born Orville Thomas on January 24, 1976 in Kingston, Jamaica, he is the first child of Nkrumah “Jah” Thomas and Claire Wright. Orville was nurtured by his grandmother, Ms. Fema. He was strictly disciplined for most of his childhood years, and his grandmother made sure that the singer attended church and sang in the choir. It was there that he first realised his deep love for music.
As a child, he looked up to his father as his first inspiration for choosing to do music. Nkrumah Thomas, who bears the moniker, Jah Thomas was already a known figure in the reggae music industry. With a number of notable songs to his credit, Jah Thomas also owned and produced records for thelegendary MidnightRock label. The label delivered many household reggae hits for other iconic international artistes over the years. But, it was the fledgling singer’s unfettered access to numerous recording studios as well as being around some of the notable acts on whose many musical projects his father had worked, which became one of the main catalysts that helped to inspiree this artist in the making.
Known professionally as Da’Ville and more recently, Turii Maysun, the entertainer is a consummate singer-songwriter record producer, who aims to lift his fans higher forever. He started his professional music career in the early 1990s as the lead vocalist of the now defunct reggae group, ARP (A Raw Perspective). During his time with the group, he recorded and performed a series of noteworthy hits including, “Missing You”, ”Storm”, ”Heaven On Earth”, all with the king of dancehall Beenie Man “Song For Mama”, “Tinted Car” and “Selena” among others. In 2001, Da’Ville left ARP and signed with Penthouse Records as a solo artist under the management tutelage of Donovan Germain. For the new label he recorded the hit singles “Dem Would a Love It”, “Cruzin”, “Resistance”, “Mr. Sea”, “I’ll Be Your Best friend” and “All My Life”, the latter of which was recorded with then label mate, Marcia Griffiths.
As 2005 stepped in, Da’Ville took to the studio and began to write and produce his own music. His first self-produced album titled “In Heaven” was released in that year. The album charted within the top ten best-selling reggae albums for Japan Tower Records for that same year. As a result of his first album success, the Japanese music company, Avex Group released his second album “Can’t Get Over You” in 2006. The albums included three successful singles – “In Heaven”, produced by Orville “Da’Ville” Thomas and N. Palmer for Nap Musiq, “Can’t Get Over You” and “On My Mind”, produced by Orville “Da’Ville” Thomas and J. Brown, was released on his own indie label Fashozy Records at that time.
Da’Ville had a very good year in 2006, as the singles “Can’t Get Over You”, “On My Mind”, and “This Time I Promise” all became chart toppers. The single “Can’t Get Over You”, which was a top ten hit in Jamaica, was number one on the reggae chart in Aruba and number two in New York. It was eventually included on the VP album, 2006 Reggae Gold. “On My Mind” held the top position on several charts including in Jamaica (5 weeks), New York (3 weeks) and Florida, Europe and Africa. In December of 2006 Da’Ville was honored with the Stone Love Singer of the Year Award. “Always on My Mind”, was then remixed with Dancehall artist, Sean Paul. It was not long before the record was sitting in the number one position again.
Da’Ville has worked with a number of other recording companies during his illustrious career. These include Ki/oon and Sony Music (Japan), VP Records (Indie) and Global Merchant Music Group LLC (Indie). He has earned endorsements from Nike (Japan), Nesta Clothing (Japan) and Cooyah Clothing (USA & Jamaica). Da’Ville has been busy touring on and off since his last album release.
In 2017 the “Always on My Mind” singer decided to change his name to Turii Maysun; a decision that came about as a result of two major events that impacted his life in a kind and loving way. The singer explained that after the birth of his sons between 2013 and 2015, fatherhood had really given him a new outlook on life. He chose the new name to pay homage to his sons, Thor and Mason, hence, Turii Maysun.
Presently, Da’Ville aka Turii Maysun is busy in the studio putting the finishing touches to his next album, his first single “Happy” is set to be released on February 14th, 2022, just in time for Valentine’s Day with an accompanying video in the works. Turii Maysun is very excited about his other new songs slated to come out. The artiste now a save man who has committed himself to being a follower and servant of Jesus Christ has promised that lots of great things can be expected from his new ventures. “Like all things in life, my music must evolve, and I definitely think It has. Just expect great music as usual; I’ll continue expressing myself the best way I know how. Then, I will leave it to God, then my supporters to decide the rest,” he reveals.