Fujahtive was originally formed in 1986 when all the original members were still high school students. Jamaican born lead vocalist Winston Ho-Sang transferred from Oakwood Collegiate to Forest Hill Collegiate where he met Anthony Goldstein in music class. They quickly bonded over their mutual love of reggae music and decided that they had to put a band together with members from each of the schools well respected music programs. Soon after, Winston Ho-Sang’s identical twin brother Wayne Ho-Sang joined the very surprised band at rehearsal and for a while audiences were seeing double on lead vocals.

The band has always insisted on having a powerful three pieice horn section as a feature of their music. Dubbed the “Ras Brass” this horn driven brand of reggae made the band a very popular local live act in Toronto as well as a regular touring act across Canada throughout the late 1980s and 1990s.

The band’s “Send fi mi girl” video off the 1991 album “In Black and White” was one of the first Canadian reggae videos to crack the Much Music regular rotation. That same year they were invited to guest host and play live on the innovative and wildly popular MuchMusic show Xtendamix along with host Master T. The band eventually  took a break in 2006 before regrouping on November 7, 2014 for a sold out benefit concert in Toronto.

In 1995 Fujahtive’s second album “The Sound” was nominated for a Canadian Juno award.

The band has had the great fortune to be opening act for many of its musical influences including Yellowman, Burning SpearGregory Isaacs, Sly & Robbie, CultureLinton Kwesi JohnsonJudy MowattEek-a-mouseShinehead and most recently Luciano (2016).