Producer “Beats By Jayy” Dies Of COVID-19 Complications
Nigerian music producer Victor Chujor-Idowu, popularly known as Beats By Jayy, has died of COVID-19 complications.
His death was confirmed in a statement from his family signed by Frank Chujor. The statement revealed that the musician and songwriter had died on Saturday, November 20, at age 28.
“Victor Chujor-Idowu aka Beats By Jayy aka Big Daddy Jayy will be in our hearts forever. October 11 1993 – November 20 2021.”
“It’s with a heavy heart that we announced the passing of multi-talented producer/singer/songwriter Victor Chujor-Idowu aka Beats By Jayy,” the statement reads.
“He passed away at the age of 28 following complications from COVID 19. He is survived by his mother and siblings.”
The family, in their statement, also called on the public to respect their privacy as they mourn their late son.
“We would appreciate that you grant us utmost privacy as we grieve this tragic loss,” it added.
Beats By Jayy rose from being an underground Hip-Hop producer to a mainstream producer working with several Nigerian music stars, including MI Abaga, Blaqbonez, Loose Kaynon and AQ. He also produced songs for the likes of iLLBliss and was the major producer on Cheque’s debut album, Bravo.
Celebrities including MI and Blaqbonez have taken to social media to express their grief. MI shared an image of the family’s statement.
Blaqbonez wrote: “this one hurt so much, got the news yesterday and still had to go and perform a song you produced, but at every show, we would rave to Okwaraji, so even though you’re gone, your work would Live on forever. RIP BEATS BY JAYY.”
Some of the songs Beats By Jayy produced include:
1. Martell Cypher 1&2
2. 5 songs on Sex Over Love and already produced 2 songs for my next album.
3. 3 songs on Cheque’s Bravo album. Almost every song on every AQ album.
4. Judah Ep for MI
5. Survivors remorse album for Loose Kaynon, and more.