Many are yet to catch up with it but this rapper, Jesse Jagz is bringing back the fame Reggae used to enjoy in Nigeria but Jesse has decided to do it a little different from what we have ever heard. Reggae music as a genre is a very flexible genre and can tilt to almost anywhere. Jesse Jagz being a rapper has been able to incorporate hardcore Rap and Hip Hop into the Reggae to present us with songs like “Murder Dem,” and “Redemption,” something we can only obtain from the president of JagzNation.
Jesse Jags also known as Jesse Garba Abaga, was born in 1984, to a preaching father and singing mother, Rev. & Mrs. Chris Abaga. He grew up in a church, where he was first exposed to music. There he learnt how to drum and sing, at age 9. He was a drummer in a band that won PMAN’s award for the best gospel group in 1993.
In 2004 he teamed up with his older brother, Jude “M.I” Abaga and together they started Inner Hub Studios and Loopy Records. By 2005, Jesse started solo career with a debut-hit “Africa” that remained at #1 on the Cool FM chart for a month.
In 2008, haven been signed on to Chocolate City alongside Iceprince and M.I, he climbed on the success recorded by brother M.I and began releasing his singles that led to his album “Jagz of all Trades,” a name he got from his ability to sing, rap and produce songs.
Jesse Jagz announced his exit from Chocolate City earlier 2013 and the birth of Jagz Nation. He has since released 2 inspiring singles including videos to the effect. Some few days back, Jagz released his much anticipated album “JagzNation Vol. 1: Thine Nation Come” which is out on iTunes.
JagzNation Vol. 1: Thine Nation Come album art
In a documentary he tagged “Rebuilding JagzNation,” the award-winning rapper, producer and vocalist spilled his mind on his solo effort, the newly-released album, sibling rivalry with M.I, why he left Chocolate City and his relationship with them afterwards, working with the Legend Femi Kuti, his Jos background, and a whole lot more. Watch below:
He has received awards including Best Producer of the Year: The Future Awards 2010 and Splurge Magazine Best Rap Single 2008.
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