Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Get To Hangout With Naija's DJ Jimmy Jatt Online. Ask Him Anything

Next week, DJ Jimmy Jatt from Nigeria will be the star on the Coke Studio Africa Artist Takeover.

The Channel O Africa Music Video Award will be live on the Coke Studio Africa Facebook Page (www.facebook.com/cokestudioafrica) and Twitter Handle (www.twitter.com/CokeStudioAfr) on Thursday the 13th of March from 5 PM to 6 PM where he will interact 1 on 1 with the Coke Studio Africa fans.

Fans get the opportunity to ask Jimmy their questions on these two platforms using the hash tag #AskJimmyJatt.

Jimmy collaborated with Harry Kimani in reworking the African hit Malaika on Coke Studio Africa a music television series that features live studio-recorded music performances by well-established African artists. It brings together artists from different genres, eras and regions to create a modern and authentic sound through musical fusion.

The purpose of Coke Studio is to reinvent the way music can capture the spirit of a nation, opening hearts and minds, and of course, Happiness. Coke Studio Africa airs in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania & Nigeria.

Born and bred in Lagos Island, Jimmy Adewale Amu, popularly known as Cool Dj Jimmy Jatt is a renowned Disc Jockey who is known for setting the pace for Hip hop music in the country and beyond.

An icon in the Nigerian entertainment industry that has come a long way and a veteran who has survived the test of time.

He grew up listening to a lot of blues, soul, jazz and indigenous genres like juju, apala, fuji, highlife, funk, R&B, pop, disco and hip-hop as per the likes of people in his family.

He happened to collect a lot of early rap albums from the 70's and 80's and developed an interest in hip-hop and rapping.

Formerly, known as Master J, Dj Jimmy Jatt came into the music industry as a rapper with lots of demos but after a fruitless search getting a record label to support him, he started deejaying with the support of his brothers.

He was lured into being behind the decks by his brothers, because they were DJs and he found himself more comfortable behind the turntable.

They helped him establish a studio (JATT studio) and he eventually changed his stage name to DJ Jimmy Jatt in honor of his brothers, who were called Jimmy, Amu, Tunde, and Tayo.

He started as a mobile DJ, then went to clubbing but he preferred being a mobile dj which he still is.

Besides being a dj, Jimmy Jatt has a T.V programme called ‘Jimmy’s Jump Off’ currently airing on local and international stations.

Responsible for grooming and mentoring a whole lot of DJs, he organized talent shows in his studios and ended up discovering many talented rappers in the process. He networked with Radio Stations and helped his discoveries get their unreleased songs on air.

Jimmy's Road Block Street Carnival brought famous artists to the public. Jatt has also performed at many concerts in Nigeria and internationally.

He has made Disc Jockeying a noble profession in Nigeria. 'Battle Field’ is a project aimed at discovering new DJ's.