Jesse Jagz’ Biography
Jesse Garba Abaga, brother to the popular rap star, MI Abaga, is a Nigerian song writer, record producer and singer. Popularly known as Jesse Jagz, he was born on 10 August 1984 in Jos, Plateau State. At a tender age, Jesse was exposed to a beautiful scenery of music. His father who was a pastor with his mother were very supportive in nurturing his love for music. Growing up, he became so talented that he was able to blend R&B with pop and reggae, singing and rapping. He made an attempt at a professional music career when he joined a group called Gospel Insanity and with them his first album was recorded. But it was not successful. So he tried forming another group named Eleven Thirty and they shook Jos city with their hit songs. Later, he joined his brother and released a hit single which made waves on radio. In 2006 through 2007, Jagz was already an established music artiste after releasing such popular songs as ‘Nobody Test Me’ ‘Sugarcane Baby’ and ‘Bend Down Low’. A top music producer cum singer, whatever song Jesse Jagz released soon became a hit and instantly earned him (if not an award) a nomination. For his great talent, he has often been referred to as Nigerian Kanye West. He has been nominated for many awards and has won several others.
Genre: Hip Hop, Reggae
He dropped out of school as a 400 level law student because it was impending his dream as a professional musician.
- ‘Nobody Test Me’
- ‘Bend Down Low’
- ‘Wetin Dey’
- ‘Pump It Up’
Albums including year released:
- The Indestructible Choc Boi Nation (2015)
- Jagz Nation: Royal Niger Company (2014)
- Jagz Nation: Thy Nation Come (2013)
- Jag of All Tradez (2010)
- (Lyricist on the Roll) 2015 Hip Hop World Awards
- (Producer of the Year) 2010 The Future Awards
- (Best Producer of the Year) 2008 Splurge Magazine
When Jesse Jagz finally left Chocolate City, rumour has it that it was due to a crisis that was rocking the group. However, in an exclusive interview with Hiptv, he stated that there was nothing of such; that he realised it was time for him to do something for himself by himself.
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