G-Worldwide Artiste, Ajura

Mary Ekah

G-Worldwide Entertainment, the premier African music company, has announced the addition of two new artistes, Ajura and Easy Jay, to its list of artistes. Speaking on the new development, the G-Worldwide Head of Artiste Management, Louiza Williams said: “We are thrilled to welcome Ajura and Easy Jay to the G-Worldwide family. They have all it takes to develop and become superstars in the African music scene, and will be game-changers in dominating and bringing African music to the world. We are extremely excited to have them as a part of the team and are eager for the journey ahead.”

Both artistes signed to G-Worldwide Entertainment in year 2018, have different visions for their careers. Ajura has a diverse set of musical influences, including luminaries such as Asa, D’banj, Wande Coal, Sugarboy, Burna Boy, Kiss Daniel, Beyonce, Akon, Chris Brown, and R. Kelly. Easy Jay, on the other, names Fela Kuti, 2face Idibia, Usher and Chris Brown amongst others as his key influences. He operates across genres, blending elements from Alt-R&B, Highlife and Afro Pop.

Born Daniel Alaba Ojamomi in Ondo State, Nigeria, Ajura who took a very unconventional route to making music, began as a dancer. He is the last child of a family of eight. Tragedy struck early when he lost his father at age three but forged ahead.

His early education was in Kabe College, Ilogbo, where he picked up dancing as an art of expression. Lack of funding limited his chances of becoming a professional footballer. After discovering his love for music, he delved into music production, dedicating his time and scarce resources to creating art. He was later able to start earning from his craft and providing for his family. Ajura, possessing a large heart, would later finance projects for his talented friends, paying for studio sessions and equipment. But his mother insisted on getting him more education, which he did. In 2013, Daniel got admitted to Federal College of Education (Technical), Akoka, where he honed his craft, amassing fans via releasing and performing music. He graduated in 2016.

On the other hand, Easy Jay watched his parents go through divorce as a kid that didn’t stop him from finding his path. Born Oluwashola Raymond Oyekan in the ghetto of Mushin, Lagos State, he is the first child from a family of three. At age 12, while in High School, his parents got a divorce and split up the family. That would take a toll on the young man, who went through primary education at Queen Maris International School, before moving to St.
Saviours International School. Irrespective of the breakup, he carried through his education, and found a way to move past the hurt to keep loving his parents. Music came to him in middle school. At 13, he was already trying his hands at song writing, and would use school free periods as mime sessions. His first recording experience came in 2015, where he impressed in the studio, snagging an instant management deal with the producer, which helped him get more music recorded and developed his talent. That same year, he got into the Federal University of Technology, Akure, where he is currently in line for a degree in Project Management.