Jamiu Damilare Tajudeen (born 25 October 1995) professionally known as Jamopyper, is a Nigerian afrobeat singer and songwriter.[1][2] He signed a record deal with Zlatan ibile "Zanku Records in 2020[3] and was nominated for Rookie of Year at The Headies 2020.[4][5]

Background information
Birth nameJamiu Damilare Tajudeen
Born (1995-10-25) 25 October 1995 (age 28)
Egbeda, Lagos, Nigeria
  • Rapper
  • singer
  • songwriter
  • dancer

Early life and education edit

Jamiu Damilare Tajudeen was born on 25 October 1995 in Egbeda, Lagos, Nigeria. He is a native of Iganna, Oyo State, Nigeria. He received his primary education at Topaz Emerald School, Egbeda, and secondary level at Millennium Secondary School, Egbeda.[2]

Musical career edit

Jamopyper grew up intending to become a mechanical engineer but developed an interest in pursuing music full-time after receiving accolades for his performances at small gatherings when he was just 12 years old. He commenced his professional music career in 2015, drawing inspiration from artists such as Akon, Rihanna, Wizkid, Davido, and 9ice.[2]

His single release Omode Meta[6] featuring Zlatan and Naira Marley, spotlighted him in 2018, followed by another single, "Josi" featuring Zlatan and Chinko Ekun[6] gaining him more popularity in the Nigerian Music Space.

His career began to pick up steam with the release of the song "Of Lala"[7] which topped music video charts in Nigeria for weeks and culminated with the release of the hit single "If No Be You " ft Mayorkun.[8] In an interview with Vanguard Nigeria, he said, "I am excited about the dimension my musical career has taken. I have a lot of songs coming out and I am with my team and what they have lined up for me. The competition may be rife but I am only concentrating on getting better and making good music".

His career hit another milestone when he was signed to Zanku Records, Owned By Zlatan In 2019.[9] He has also been featured on several tracks.

In 2020, Jamopyper was nominated by the famous headies awards as Rookie of the Year[10][5] alongside Omah lay, Laycon, and Tems.

Discography edit

Singles edit

Year Title Album Ref
2018 "Omode Meta" ft Zlatan and Naira Marley
2019 "Josi" ( Jamopyper ft Chinko Ekun and Zlatan)
"Jara E" (Jamopyper ft Small Doctor)
2020 If No Be You ft Mayorkun
"Of Lala" (Rhaman Jago ft Zlatan ft Jamopyper)
"Unripe Paw Paw" (Jamopyper, Papi Snoop, Zlatan, Oberz)
2021 Better Better [8]

As a featured artist edit

Year Title Album/ EP Ref
2019 "MMM" (Boyodre ft Jamopyper
"Gucci Kere" (Boyodre ft Jamopyper)
2020 "Bamise" ( Leczy ft Jamopyper and Papisnoop)
"Of Lala" (Rhaman Jago ft Zlatan ft Jamopyper)
"Shora" (King P ft Jamopyper)
"Okoko" (AU PRO ft Jamopyper and Ice Prince.
"Shalewa" (Ogor West Ft Jamopyper)
"Igba" (Time) (King P ft Olamide and Jamopyper)
"Ondo" (FCB ft Jamopyper and Rich Prince)
"Star Boy" (Destiny Mally ft Jamopyper)
"Laye" (Magic Wrld ft Jamopyper and Hitee)
"Shomo" (Zlatan Ft Jamopyper, Oberz, Papi Snoop Road To CDK [1]
"Update" (GMG BOSS ft Jamopyper)
2021 " Necessary" (SKIIP ft Jamopyper)
"Morire" ( Papi Snoop ft Bad Boy Timz & Jamopyper)

Awards and nominations edit

Year Event Prize Recipient Result Ref
2020 The Headies Rookie of the Year Himself NOMINATED The Headies 2020

References edit

  1. ^ "Jamo Pyper brings something new to the scene". Vanguard News. 21 June 2020. Retrieved 2 July 2021.
  2. ^ a b c "Jamopyper : I Don't Want to be Known for a Particular Sound". THISDAYLIVE. 10 July 2021. Retrieved 12 July 2021.
  3. ^ "Zlatan launches his record label, ZANKU Records and promotes his new act, Oberz". Pulse Nigeria. 12 February 2020. Retrieved 12 July 2021.
  4. ^ "Omah Lay, Tems, Bella Shmurda... five music stars to look out for in 2021". TheCable Lifestyle. 3 January 2021. Retrieved 12 July 2021.
  5. ^ a b "14th Headies Awards: Davido, Wizkid, Burna Boy Nominated". The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World News. 4 December 2020. Retrieved 12 July 2021.
  6. ^ a b "MUSIC: Jamopyper – Better Better". GhGossip. 19 February 2021. Retrieved 12 July 2021.
  7. ^ "Jamo Pyper brings something new to the scene". Vanguard News. 21 June 2020. Retrieved 12 July 2021.
  8. ^ a b "Jamopyper releases new single, 'Better Better'". Pulse Nigeria. 19 February 2021. Retrieved 2 July 2021.
  9. ^ "New kids on the block: Omah Lay, Laycon, Bella Shmurda and other artistes who made waves in 2020". Punch Newspapers. 14 December 2020. Retrieved 2 July 2021.
  10. ^ "See full list of Headies 2020 award nomination". BBC News Pidgin. Retrieved 12 July 2021.

External links edit

Official Youtube [2]