Respect | Winning Jah

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Winning Jah

Nigeria

Kingsley Eno Osagie, popularly known by his stage name, Winning Jah, is a Nigerian veteran Reggae musician, prolific songwriter, producer, multiple instrumentalist, record label CEO, human right activist and a Philanthropist.

He was part of the first Children’s reggae group, called ‘Emababa Reggae Group’ to win ‘John Player Gold Leaf Awards’, for best Reggae New Acts in 1989. The children’s reggae group was known for covering Bob Marley’s songs and later brought them national fame in Bendel State now called Edo state (Nigeria). He was the lead vocalist for the band, performing in major social events until the group disbanded as parents diverted to various locations.

Winning Jah is best known for his songs like ‘Big Man’, which was released in the 90’s in Nigeria. The album sold over 650,000 units before being banned for unfriendly political and religious lyrics.

Born in Kano State in northern Nigeria, and raised in Benin City, Winning Jah has worked with various artists like Stephen Marley and Babo Sissoko. He has also performed at major festivals alongside artists such as Luciano Messenjah and Ky-Mani Marley, to name a few.

His latest release, ‘Woman’s Errand’, is a collaboration with Serbian singer, songwriter, dance and book writer, Maja Spencer. ‘Woman’s Errand’ was written as a social campaign to tackle the subject of violence against women. For their efforts, the artists have received the prestigious Obaland Royal Awards Honors.

Official Website: WinningJahOfficial.com

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