In Every country all over the world, there is always a city that is known for producing music stars. In America, we have Compton (in Carlifornia), in UK we have London, in South Africa we have Johannesburg e.t.c. What about Nigeria?
One city that has been able to produce music stars over the years is Jos, JTown as fondly called by many.
Below are some of Nigerian music stars that originated from JTown!
Real name Innocent Ujah Idibia (born in Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria), better known by his stage name 2face Idibia, is a Nigerian singer-songwriter, record producer and entrepreneur.
He officially discontinued the use of the name 2face and selected 2baba as his stage name in 2015.
He is one of the most decorated and successful Afro pop artists in Africa. He is also one of the most bankable artists in Africa.
Ice Prince was born Panshak Henri Zamani in the city of Minna, Niger State, Nigeria.
At age two, he moved with his family to the mining city of Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria. While residing in Jos, he attended St. Murumba College. He also attended the Science Tutorial College in Jos.
Ice Prince is currently signed to Chocolate City and he is one of Nigeria’s most popular musicians today.
Jesse Jagz was born in the cold city of Jos.
He recorded his first album with a group named Gospel Insanity. Unfortunately, the album never got released due to fallout of some of the members. Jesse thereafter started producing beats professionally and formed another group, “Eleven Thirty” which quickly became a huge success in Jos.
In 2004, he hooked up with his brother Jude Abaga, a.k.a. MI; together they started Inner Hub Studios.
Jesse Jagz is currently signed to Chocolate City Music.
M.I, real name Jude Abaga was born in Jos, Plateau State. His parents, Pastor and Mrs Abaga from Takum, Taraba state, both of Nigerian descent.
He attended Baptist High School, Jos where his mother purchased basic music notations and later, a 7-key mini piano which launched him into the music world.
M.I is currently the chairman of Chocolate City Music and he is often regarded as the best rapper in Nigeria.
Twin brothers, Peter and Paul Okoye were born in Plateau state capital city, Jos. The story of P-Square began in St. Murumba secondary school, a small Catholic school in Jos, Nigeria.
Twins Peter and Paul joined their school music and drama club where they began singing, dancing, and mimicking songs by MC Hammer, Bobby Brown and Michael Jackson.
P-Square is one of the most decorated music artiste in Africa.
Real name Emmanuel Bez Idakula was born in 1983, in Jos in central Nigeria. He grew up in a musically inclined family, listening to gospel and country.
Bez lost his father, who was a politician and Gubernatorial Candidate for Nasarawa State in Nigeria, at the age of twelve. His family’s finances crashed as a result and he could hardly afford to pay the rest of his tuition for high school. An anonymous person paid for his High School education. In College, he received help paying his fees, as well.
Bez graduated from upscale university Covenant University. Bez married Bolatito Ladoja, daughter of former Oyo State Governor Rasheed Ladoja, in January 2014