Winning Jah, where exactly you from?
I was born at Kano State in Nigeria , son of “Mr and Mrs Osagie. Am Italian –Nigerian, I schooled in Edo – State before I migrated from the country, so am a bonafide Nigerian.
How did you come about doing music?
I started my musical career at the age of eleven, as a street show, in most Africa countries, where I got my fame before I left for Europe. I was lucky to have acquired a professional knowledge on percussions in Africa, where I played with notable groups like, Mamady Keita,from Guinea Cornakry, Ebohon Cultural centre in Nigeria before I later proceeded to become an event’s organizer , creating local and international gigs with non-Government authorities, using my art to sustain most less privileged programs Cultural centres, etc.I had opportunity playing with other professional musicians as a percussionist . this experience exposed my performances to bigger concerts and professional orientations on music generally.
Is Winning Jah your birth name?
No, Winning Jah is my stage name, I got this name as a result of my struggles. “Winning Jah” because there was much troubles in my life, I now confined in God, my problems vanished, I now said, Jah you are a Winner, that was how it came about. My birth name is Kingsley and my surnames are Eno Osagie, am 5th of ten siblings.
Who inspired you, or who is your musical influence/s?
I would say, I was inspired by Peter Tosh,Tiken Jah Fakoly, Bob Marley , Alpha Blondy, Fela Kuti, Lucky Dube, Chaka Demus, Majek Fashek, Jah Cure, Bunna , Mandators, 2Face Idibia, Stephen Marley, Kassoum Diarra and Baba Sissoko are my key musical influences.
Can you tell us about your music?
I do refer social awareness issues in my music. My music can be described as voice for the voiceless “therapy” for the mind. Because, I don’t easily jump to write poems, I sing reality, every day life, music is not only relaxing our state of mind, but also a method of know how in life, using it as a solution to our everyday problems, I was ordained as a chronic Rasta man to deliver messages through reggae vibes by the most high Jah.
Are you Married?
Winning Jah is a Reggae Superstar fom Nigeria, he won 2017 Humanitarian Award of best Reggae Lyrics in Nigeria – Edo state Care festival
Sound cloud page :https://soundcloud.com/winningjahofficial
Facebook page :https://www.facebook.com/jahwinning/
Youtube Channel :https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCehDgJxJfYmmckfVPRqBOKQ