Nigerian singer and songwriter Ayo Jay. He is known as “Boy Wonder” in the music industry. Jay is renowned for his distinctive musical style, in which he fuses pop music with indigenous African music. Even as a young child, Jay had a passion for music, but his parents disapproved of him pursuing a career in the field. His love for music was renewed when he moved to the United States to seek higher education, and over time, music producers began to take note of his talent. Jay released the song “Your Number” after signing a recording deal with the label One Nation Entertainment. With this song, Jay became an immediate sensation, to the delight of music fans. He collaborated with rapper Fetty Wap on a remix of the same song, which also became very popular.
Early Childhood & Life
Ayo On August 9, 1989, in London, Ayoola Ogundeyi Jr. was given the name Jay. He was raised in Lagos, Nigeria, together with his parents. There isn’t a lot of information accessible regarding his family history. Jay loved writing songs as a child, but his parents urged him to focus on his education. Jay completed his studies at the “International School, Lagos” in 2006.
After receiving his diploma, Jay relocated to the United States to enroll at the “Baruch College” in New York City to pursue a degree in finance and investments. Before becoming familiar with the music business, he was an intern at Wall Street. Jay began writing music in his leisure time while living in the US. His talent slowly began to be recognized.
Career of Ayo Jay
Ayo Jay began pursuing music as a career in 2011. He made contact with a number of music producers to release his tunes. ‘One Nation Entertainment’ and Jay agreed to a recording deal in 2013 for the recording of his singles. He chose the shorter version of his real name for his stage name, “Ayo Jay.”
‘Don’t Say That’ was the title of Jay’s single, which was released in 2013. He made the song “Available” in 2014. He released the song “Your Number” in 2015. The song’s music video was filmed in Atlanta. Later, rapper Fetty Wap and Jay collaborated to make a remix of the same song. Jay was able to gain recognition in the music industry because to this enormous accomplishment. When Jay entered into a contract with RCA Records, they redistributed “Your Number.”
The songs “Think About Me,” “Ibadi Yen,” and “Fowosere” were all recorded by Jay in 2016. He recorded the songs “The Vibe” and “Want You” in 2017. As a mix of African music, hip-hop, and R&B, Jay refers to his music as “Afro-pop,” or African popular music. Jay received the “Nigeria Entertainment Award” for “Most Promising Act to Watch” in 2014. He received the greatest “Diaspora Artist” honor in 2016. He presently has a contract with “RCA Records” and “One Nation Entertainment.”
Individual Life of Ayo Jay
Ayo Jay has never been wed. There isn’t much information available in the public concerning his private life because he has kept it well-guarded. He draws inspiration from musicians such as Akon, Wande Coal, and 2face Idibia of Nigeria.
Before agreeing to a deal with “One Nation Entertainment,” Trivia Jay had offers from labels like “Star Boy” and “Empire Mates Entertainment.”
Ayo Jay was initially hesitant to pursue a career in the music industry due to his reserved attitude. He believed that this temperament was inappropriate for a musician.
Estimated Net Worth of Ayo Jay
The estimated net worth of Ayo Jay is around $1 million.