Winning Jah – Biography

Nigeria King of Reggae

Winning Jah is a Nigerian born Italian reggae musician, philanthropist and a social worker.

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Kingsley Eno Osagie (born 12th 12th 1973) in Kano State (Nigeria) popularly known by his stage name Winning Jah is a Nigerian veteran regga musician, songwriter and a philanthropist. Known for his debut album titled “Big Man” which sold over 650,00 units in Nigeria. He is mostly described as the Nigeria King of Reggae by fans amd media companies.

Early Life :

Winning Jah is was born twin and the fifth of ten siblings, born in the northern part of Nigeria, and a Hausa Fulani. He attended Primary, Secondary school in Benin City to finally conclude his University at University of Benin, where he studied Business Administration.

Music Career:

Winning started his music career at the age of six, joining a band named Emababa reggae group, the group was known for covering and imitating Bob Marley and the Wailers. The group won a prestigious John player Gold leaf Awards” for best Reggae new acts in Nigeria in 1989. The group disbanded for financial reasons and subsequently Winning went as solo artist. He was inspired by Bob Marley, Burning Spears, Peter Tosh, Fela Kuti and Alpha Blondy. Early 1990 he released his debut album “Big Man” the album sold over 650,000 units to later gain ban by the Nigerian Police authority due to unfriendly political scandal.

Winning Jah relocated to Italy due to unsafe environment and vacated the music scene for a while, he reverted in 2015 releasing few singles like “To Whom It may Concern” in collaboration with UNICEF UK, the song was controversial as he lyrically attacked fake NGOs globally. In 2016, he had a deal with VP Records in United States, the label of other mainstream reggae dancehall acts like Sean Paul, Shaggy, Jah Cure, Queen Ifrica and others, were he released albums like “Nouveau Business” “Africa Inside Me” and other singles. He had shared stages with notable singers like Baba Sissoko from Mali, blessed memory Miriam Makemba, Damian Marley, Jahcoustix, Africa Unite and many more. He has featured Stephen Marley on his track “Now I Know made in Africa” a track from his album “Africa Inside Me” released by VPAL Music group.

Awards:

In 2017, his song Deep Sea was nominated for Amnesty International Music Award in Italy, in 2018 he received Obaland music awards for best Africa Reggae artist of the Year, in 2019, he received tripple awards, two from the Mayor of South Dublin for best Humanitarian song singer o the Year and Best Nigerian reggae act powered by APCN humanitarian award in Dublin /Ireland.

46th Year Birthday:

In 12th 12th 1999, Winning completed 46th years, the birthday was celebrated globally for over 100 hours, feeding the needy in various West Africa countries . For the very first time in the global entertainment industry.

Selected printed & online News:

  1. Winning Jah appologised to Ministry Of Justice and Religious entity
  2. Winning Jah stepping out with Living in Fire
  3. Stop arresting Marijuana smokers, Winning Jah advises
  4. Winning Jah nominated for Song for Amnesty Award
  5. Reggae artist involved in Italy chaos,Winning Jah performed at the Olympic Stadium Pinerolo, Italy on February 25, 2017
  6. Winning Jah Discovers 2Baba, Wande Coal’s Abandoned Music Royalties
  7. Winning Jah inspires me with his Grass to Grace Life – King Wadada
  8. Winning Jah “Homeless World” Inspiring The Uninspired
  9. Reggae Chose Me, I Never Chose Reggae – Winning Jah
  10. Reggae star, Winning Jah, releases new album, “End Time”
  11. Trust’ by Winning Jah is most preferred track in Edo – Ace Dj, Oscar B
  12. Winning Jah bounces back with “Africa Inside Me” album
  13. Amnesty International Italy Music Award nominates Winning Jah
  14. Reggae star, Winning Jah, announces release of new album
  15. Untold story of reggae star Winning Jah’s humanitarian work, spreading love through music
  16. Nigerian Reggae Artiste Unveils New Religion Against Greed, Violence

Music remains most powerful tool to create a change-Carol Jiani

  1. Il re del reggae esce con un nuovo album
  2. Winning Jah C-Krit music video review
  3. Winning Jah should stop releasing singles, EP- Paola Dondona
  4. Living in Fire è il nuovo singolo di Winning Jah
  5. REGGAE – Uscirà a breve un nuovo album musicale del musicista e cantante reggae Winning Jah,
  6. considerato il re del reggae nigeriano, “Africa Inside Me”.
  7. After Prison Detention Comes Attention – Winning Jah
  8. CHIBOK SCHOOL GIRLS KIDNAPPING is a new song title by Winning Jah
  9. Obaland Royal Awards 2018, list of honorees
  10. Seun Kuti, Damian Marley, Winning Jah, Queen Ifrica Others Top Obaland Awards 2018
  11. BOOK |ABOUT WINNING JAH & HIS RELIGION
  12. OBALAND ROYAL AWARDS
  13. ITALY BASED NIGERIAN REGGAE STAR, DAMIAN MARLEY, OTHERS GET OBALAND ROYAL AWARDOBALAND ROYAL AWARDS
  14. Show promoters in Nigeria can’t afford me-Winning Jah
  15. Message To Be Performed Live At ‘Africa Inside Me’ Concert – Winning Jah
  16. Winning Jah – EndTime.(Naijapals)
  17. MUSIC: Winning Jah & Maja Spencer – Woman’s Errand
  18. Google scholar: Influence of African Oral Tradition in Winning Jah’s Reggae Music
  19. Google book: Africa inside me
  20. MUSIC: Winning Jah & Maja Spencer – Woman’s Errand
  21. https://www.msn.com/en-xl/africa/nigeria/reggae-is-not-dead-%E2%80%93winning-jah/ar-BBYdtlV
  22. https://leadership.ng/2019/12/09/reggae-icon-fetes-thousands-to-mark-birthday/

Discography:

  1. https://www.discogs.com/artist/4696233-Winning-Jah

2) https://musicbrainz.org/artist/0e68006a-7644-403e-874e-3d378f8551a8

External links:

Facebook Page; https://www.facebook.com/jahwinning/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/winningjahreggaemusic/

Youtube:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCehDgJxJfYmmckfVPRqBOKQ

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