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From tennis to music, Igbinovia finds new calling

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Jonathan Igbinovia

The fast-rising artiste, Jonathan Igbinovia, better known as JayAfrotone, has invented a novel genre known as Afrotone with his new song Chubedube.

Afrotone, he said, “is a combination of mainstream music with African sounds, either by vocals or beats.”

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A lawn tennis star, who was a medalist at the All-Africa Games, JayAfrotone’s style of music is creatively fragmented as a fusion of African aborigines and cultural background, influenced and smelt into today’s mainstream sound.

How did his interest in music develop?

The artiste said he has been in the business of making music for a couple of years now but has been quiet about it due to his professional tennis career.

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‘’Music has always been an escape route for me,” he said. “I have many songs under my name, but “Chubedube” is the first song I am releasing and promoting, both locally and internationally. I decided it was time I introduced my own genre of music – the ‘Afrotone Music’ – to the world.”

With his record label, Cuzradio Records INT, Jonathan is working towards creating room for artists with eccentric sounds to become recognised locally and internationally.

JayAfrotone is also a graduate of music appreciation from Georgia Perimeter College with inspirations from Rihanna, Pitbull, fuji, and juju musicians.

Chubedube is available on all streaming platforms.

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