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Afrobeat singer, Jayson out with ‘Banger’

A boatload of new music and artists is on the rise each day, making it a challenge to keep up with new artists, but Okpowodu Ebiekemiete Johnson infamously known as Jayson is not one to fly under the musical radar. Jayson states that it is not easy growing up in the streets of the Niger…

A boatload of new music and artists is on the rise each day, making it a challenge to keep up with new artists, but Okpowodu Ebiekemiete Johnson infamously known as Jayson is not one to fly under the musical radar.

Jayson states that it is not easy growing up in the streets of the Niger Delta, but his parents – who have been very supportive of his musical career – made it better.

He has performed at a variety of events from the Nigerian Women Achievers Award to Miss Brass Island. The genre of music he makes falls under Afrobeat as well as other fusion of this genre.

Jayson has kept his releases precious but powerful, gracefully confirming himself as one of the most compelling artists of this generation. He recently exploded in the music scene with his hit single ‘BANGER’ which was released in October. If he were to open a show for any artist, his top pick would be Wizkid as he is an artist that Jayson greatly admires.

To his fans, he says, “As you are doing what makes you happy, it is also safer to prepare for the worst while also praying for the best.” And he would also like them to never give up and keep pushing because that is the best advice he has been given.

Speaking on the impact social media has on the music industry, he had this to say, “Well I believe everything has its pros and cons. The question obviously is do the pros outweigh the cons? On the internet and how it has affected the music scene I think it has been a great influence; particularly in the aspect of piracy. Streaming platforms are a lot more convenient and reliable than making CDs.”

“Also with the help of social media, it’s easier to spread the word. I mean a lot of talents have been discovered on the internet. I could go on and on but I’ll just stop here. I believe it’s been a great help to the music industry.”