Ayo Jay Biography

Ayo Jay, also known as ‘Boy Wonder,’ is a Nigerian singer and songwriter who has made a name for himself in the music industry. Despite his parents’ initial disapproval, Jay’s passion for music never wavered. It was during his time in the United States pursuing higher education that his talent caught the attention of music producers. Signing with ‘One Nation Entertainment,’ Jay released his hit song ‘Your Number,’ which quickly gained popularity and praise from music lovers. The remix of the same song, featuring rapper Fetty Wap, further solidified Jay’s success and garnered even more attention.

Quick Facts

  • British Celebrities Born In August
  • Also Known As: Ayoola Ogundeyi Jr.
  • Age: 34 Years, 34 Year Old Males
  • Born Country: England
  • Musicians
  • Pop Singers
  • City: London, England
  • Grouping of People: Black Men
  • More Facts
  • Education: Baruch College (2013)

Childhood & Early Life

Ayo Jay, born Ayoola Ogundeyi Jr. on August 9, 1989, in London, grew up with his parents in Lagos, Nigeria. Not much information is available about his family background. As a child, Jay had a passion for music and songwriting, but his parents wanted him to focus on his studies. He graduated from the International School, Lagos in 2006.

After completing his graduation, Jay moved to the United States to pursue a degree in finance and investments from Baruch College in New York City. He worked as an intern on Wall Street before gaining exposure in the music industry. During his time in the United States, Jay started composing music in his spare time, and his talent began to be noticed.

Career

In 2011, Ayo Jay decided to pursue music as a career. He approached several music composers to release his songs and in 2013, he signed a recording contract with One Nation Entertainment to record his singles. He adopted the stage name Ayo Jay, which is a shortened form of his real name.

Jay released his single titled “Don’t Say That” in 2013, followed by “Available” in 2014. In 2015, he released the song “Your Number,” and the music video for the song was shot in Atlanta. Later, Jay recorded a remix of the same song with rapper Fetty Wap, which became a huge success and helped him gain recognition in the music world. “Your Number” was re-released by RCA Records when Jay signed a deal with them.

In 2016, Jay recorded the songs “Think About Me,” “Ibadi Yen,” and “Fowosere.” In 2017, he recorded the songs “The Vibe” and “Want You.” Jay describes his music as “Afro-pop,” a fusion of African music, hip-hop, and R&B. He has won several awards, including the Nigeria Entertainment Award for Most Promising Act to Watch in 2014 and the Diaspora Artist award in 2016. He currently has deals with One Nation Entertainment and RCA Records.

Personal Life

Ayo Jay is not married, and he keeps his personal life closely guarded. There is not much public information available about his personal life. He is inspired by artists like Akon, Wande Coal, and the Nigerian artist 2face Idibia.

Trivia

Before signing with One Nation Entertainment, Ayo Jay had offers from labels such as Star Boy and Empire Mates Entertainment. Initially, due to his shy personality, he was unsure about pursuing a career in the music industry, feeling that his personality was not suited for a musician.

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