He later relocated to Buea due to language barrier on the College of Soa, and later moved to Toronto, Canada to additional his schooling in Engineering.
His musical profession started whereas in secondary college, although as a dancer. He later joined a band, although not as a essential singer since he shied away from folks. It was not till he traveled distant to Canada that music grew to become his companion, and subsequently he discovered his ardour and calling to do music as as occupation.
He began his buildup course of 5 years in the past, coaching himself and learning the music trade and enterprise for 2 years earlier than dropping his first ever single titled “Come Shut” in 2019. Since then, he is been constant whereas bettering on his artwork to be the perfect Afrobeat/Afropop Artiste from Cameroon, and why not Africa? His different songs embody “ONA, HOLIDAY, IMANI, and BUSY BODY” and are all out there on YouTube and different streaming platforms.
Monitor Title: Busy Body (Remix)
Artiste Title: Jbwai ft Ko-C
Yr: February 26, 2021
Video Director: TBD
Tune Producer: TBD
Style: Afro-Home Fusion, Afro-Pop
Takeaway: His music is influenced by traditional Afrobeat vibes, with a novel really feel and a variety of different fashionable influences and tendencies that makes his sounds to hit in another way with a mercurial twist. His movies are traditional and astonishing to enhance his energetic songs and his music manufacturing is exclusive.
Jbwai seeks to make use of his music and affect to breach the hole between home-based artistes and people within the diaspora. It’s a phenomenon within the Cameroonian leisure sphere that artistes primarily based in a foreign country will not be given the identical stage of recognition, privilege and/or publicity as these again residence.
Artistes within the diaspora are as an alternative tagged as “Diasporan artistes”, which in flip has a unfavorable impact within the artistes’ profession. Why can’t they be labeled as “Cameroonian artistes” and never Diasporan artistes? Due to this fact, Jbwai firmly believes that any artiste who’s born and raised in Cameroon is a “Cameroonian artiste”, and it shouldn’t matter if the artiste is now primarily based in America, Canada,, Europe or any nation exterior of Cameroon, as they need to all be given equal remedy and privileges as these again residence since all of them goal the identical market.
He’s additionally calling on different artistes who’re primarily based overseas to know, research and join extra with their goal market. It is because of this that he current visited Cameroon for 3 months to attach extra together with his followers by doing media excursions, membership excursions, performances, exhibits, collaborations, in addition to meet and greet meet and greet together with his residence primarily based followers. To him, that is the one means he can get his music to the grass roots, to the individuals who actually matter.
Whereas in Cameroon, he collaborated with just a few residence primarily based artistes like Ko-con the “Busy Physique remix” which will probably be launched on April 2nd, 2021. He additionally collaborated with Gasha (Cameroon), and Waje (Nigeria) on a track that will probably be included in his forthcoming EP, and he’s trying ahead to extra native and worldwide collaborations. With these collaborations, they’ll share and faucet into one another’s fan base, which goes to be helpful on either side.
Whereas in Cameroon, Jbwai carried out at high platforms like Yafe in Yaounde on New Yr’s Day in 2021, and in some main golf equipment in Douala and Yaounde. His media tour was profitable as his songs at the moment are being aired on radio and tv for his followers to take heed to and look at respectively.
With the discharge of Busy Physique remix that includes Ko-c and his subsequent EP, Jbwai goals to boost the bar greater and never solely dominate the Cameroonian market, but additionally the African and World market.
He seems as much as different nice Afrobeat artistes like Runtown and Burna Boy, and want to sooner or later be like them and even higher.
Other than being an artiste, Jbwai can be a Tech entrepreneur working his startup firm in Canada, Europe, and Asia.
Twitter Deal with: @Jbwai4 (https://twitter.com/Jbwai4)
IG Deal with: @Jbwai (https://www.instagram.com/jbwai/?hl=en)
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