JAHBOY IS ONE OF SOLOMON ISLANDS’ MOST CELEBRATED ARTISTS WHO IS MAKING WAVES IN THE PACIFIC & BEYOND.
With mixed Melanesian and Polynesian blood and culture, JAHBOY brings another flavour to the South Pacific and beyond with his evolving international reggae fusion occasionally blended with elements of Island, Dancehall, Pop, Ragga, Roots, Urban and flirts of Hip-Hop and other genres. Each song he creates adds a new twist to his caliber of talent, which keeps pleasing his growing fan base. A fan base which has grown to over 30 million views on YouTube.
His albums include the Hope for Tomorrow EP, the Luv n Life album and The Red Album. The Luv n Life Album was a 20-song album that he released in 2012 at 20 years old as a musical statement. The Green Project, to be released in June 2019, is the second of a trilogy of releases with the Red Album and Yellow EP, which consist of songs associated with the metaphorical significance of these colours. These three colours are a tribute to his love and respect for reggae.
Although his true love is reggae, he thrives on experimenting with different genres, resulting in several collaborations with award winning local and international artists. One of these collaborations, blessed him to be the only Solomon Islands’ artist to ever have an original song (“Good Vibes”) not only on rotation but also being number 1 for several weeks on several commercial radio stations in Hawaii.
JAHBOY loves performing as much as recording. He brings the crowd together with his sweet delivery, enthusiasm and interaction. He has had the privilege to open for other big names in the reggae and music industry such as Craig David and Julian Marley.
Like the title of his Luv n Life album, for someone so young doing so much with the fruits of his hard work and passion, the future is looking promising and he is simply, loving his life. From obscure Solomon Islands, his music continues to be discovered internationally.
Signed in 2011 to the Solomon’s innovative record label, Rebelle Inc, in less than a year he won the two most coveted prizes in the Solomon music industry at 19 years of age: SIBC/Wantok FM’s Solo Artist of the Year Award and People’s Choice Award. Again, he took out the same award for Solo Artist of the year in 2012. The music awards have since stopped running in the Solomon Islands.
His first taste of international touring began in 2011 to Vanuatu and Australia. From these early days, his popularity has grown to be able to headline his own shows in many Australian cities and other Pacific countries (Tahiti, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Kiribati, Marshall Islands). His latest tour was to New Zealand to be on the bill for One Love Festival 2019, one of the biggest reggae festivals in the southern hemisphere alongside household names like UB40, Kymani Marley and Fiji, thus making history for Solomon Islands and all small south Pacific nations.
Since 2012, JAHBOY has released three original albums and numerous singles. His fourth album has a release date of June 2019. He is a prolific singer song writer and assistant producer, and has written and recorded over 70 original songs by himself or that he has he featured in.