Members: j BOLD
Ben Iyke James Enwereji is a fast rising and promising Afro-Pop,Afrobeats,R&B and Reggae artist in Nigeria West Africa who goes by j BOLD also known as Benie Jay or Jay.
Born in October 9th 198* in Aba,Abia State,south-east part of the country where he also grew up. Second in a family of 7.
This young versatile singer,entertainer,interior decorator and architectural designer who so graciously carved his own niche chose to inspire and motivate others to bring about some evolution of their own instead.
J Bold has been on his grind for years, writing and doing back up for a good number of established and up and coming acts but finally made his debut in 2011 with his Radio-favorite heavy hitting single "LOVE IS IN THE AIR"
A mid-tempo groovy and catchy R&B Song which received massive airplay and also sold about 11,000 pieces of ordinary promo copies of the song in clubs and bars and to a number of fans who demanded for it in his home town of Aba 'Enyimba City ', PH and Owerri in less than two weeks. Followed by the second hit single "Going Away" and then "OBiM" released Feb. 2013 which even became a bigger success.
J Bold's foray into the secular music world began with a simple dream,a little keyboard and a tape recorder and some quick and smart thinking led to jBOLD creating his first demo.
While growing up he was exposed to a variety of music from Fela Kuti,Bob Marley,Kimono,John Lennon,Peter Tosh to Fugees and a whole lot of others and he soon discovered the magic of music.
"As a child I realized the power of music and the profound impact it makes on life,I live and breathe music,i don't even know how to talk and if I must talk i talk less but when it comes to music I wouldn't mind singing from October to October. it's just my life so i've got to live it" says j BOLD.
At the age of 14 he knew exactly what he wanted to do with his life and started honing his singing and rapping skills and earning some local praise in his home-town Aba 'Enyimba' City where he grew up with his six siblings. And his late parents who were also music lovers set the pace and allowed him the space to master his craft. Later recruited his four cousins and one other friend to form a six-man gospel Acappella group which he also left first to pursue his main dream (Hip hop) so he relocated fully to Lagos State,South-west Nigeria on his own in 2007 in search of greener pastures and immediately he started performing on the stages of nightclubs in Lagos, Port Harcourt and Owerri especially.
His edgy thought provoking and infectious songs have a sound that can be described as "bold", "soulful' and "sensuous" armed with carefully crafted rhythmic beats that are sure to make you get in the mood.
If all else fails, j Bold is not afraid of putting in a lot of hard work to achieve the best, "This is my own love,it's my own life and I'm extremely ambitious so I'm in for real" he says.
At the moment Jay is super busy working harder with his self management team CHEESE FACTORY INT'L MUSIC (CFiMusic) on more singles and numerous collaborations with some local and international artists.
MEET j BOLD ON:
twitter|| www.twitter.com/iAM_jBOLD @iAM_jBOLD
Get his singles here> MP3s https://soundcloud.com/jboldnaija
Audios and Videos> http://www.reverbnation.com/jbold?profile_view_source=profile_box
Subscribe to his channel> http://www.youtube.com/user/jBOLDtv