Twenty three year old Jay A made his debut in the music industry two and a half years ago and in less than six months of starting out he had immediately cut a niche for himself in the Kenyan Music Industry.
His songs soon started circulating on Channel O and on MTV Base. Jay A’s music talent soon drew the attention of some of the long established musicians in Kenya who invited him to feature in their songs. Amongst them was STL, a lady singer who has made a name for herself in Europe with a base in Norway.
Jay A has recorded over 12 songs and released seven videos so far that have all become hits. His latest song, ‘Dumbala’ is currently receives massive airplay from the entire top radio and television stations in the country. All the songs that have featured him have also turned out to be major hits, one of them ‘Ligi Soo’ which featured Ten top artists in Kenya, and where Jay A was given the honors to sing the first verse, was at time trending as the most sought out item on the internet in Kenya. Jay A also featured prominently in Do Nruff’s song, ‘Doing it Right’, STL’s song, ‘Stella Stella Stella’ and the remix of Octopizo’s, ‘Bila Mike’. He writes his own music which is diverse with a mix of hip-hop, RnB and other genres.
He started singing at a young age while still at primary level in school Getting into music Jay A didn’t have a game-plan; he just focused on producing great music that everyone will get to appreciate. He feels he appeals mostly to teenagers. His routine before going on stage is to say a prayer (Jay is Muslim) He unwinds by chilling out with his best friend Ali, who also happens to be his manager. Jay says that his most prized possession is his voice.