Shaggy [Photo: Courtesy]

It Wasn't Me songbird Orville “Shaggy” Burrell, arguably the most successful dancehall and reggae musician of his generation, has purchased a home worth a whopping Sh237 million ($2.15 million) in Florida, reports Los Angeles Times.

Courtyard [Photo: Douglas Elliman]

Shaggy’s lavish Mediterranean mansion, according to the news outlet, is 'spread over 5,800 square feet in resortlike grounds over a half-acre property located in the affluent Cocoplum community. It boasts a courtyard with a fountain and mermaid statue at the centre. The house enchants with vaulted ceilings and walls of glass. It dazzles with a spacious patio wrapped around a swimming pool and spa, and stuns in a chef kitchen, spacious five bedrooms and outdoor bar'.

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Driveway [Photo: Douglas Elliman]

Opening up about his journey to stardom in a Sky News interview, the singer, who enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1988, said the military opened his eyes to new opportunities; it gave him an understanding of business, the importance of savings and need for investment.

Kitchen [Photo: Douglas Elliman]

“It had an impact on me being in the music business because the military was preparing me for everything to do with being successful, and I knew that I was going to have it harder than the average artiste because of the fact that the genre I was in didn’t give me the privileges that other genres did. You know what I’m saying? So if a record company would put marketing money behind a pop act, they’re not going to do that on a reggae act, because there’s no track record of reggae or dancehall working lucratively for them [at that time] to invest that kind of money,” said Shaggy.

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Balcony [Photo: Douglas Elliman]

Adding: “I would get up really early in the morning, I would work really, really late. And it’s just that kind of discipline. People say you go to the military to learn to fire a gun - I went to the military to learn to balance my cheque book. That’s what that taught me to do. You know, a wise man told me that the windshield is this big and the rear-view mirror is this small, so why focus on the rear-view mirror? I’m really excited about what is coming next. I surround myself with really young producers, I’m fascinated by technology. I’m always listening to new music and trying to create some sort of a hybrid fusion, so to speak, moving forward.”

Pool [Photo: Douglas Elliman]
Patio [Photo: Douglas Elliman]
Outdoor bar [Photo: Douglas Elliman]
Bathroom [Photo: Douglas Elliman]
Bedroom [Photo: Douglas Elliman]