JAHBOY

JAHBOY

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JAHBOY IS FRESH, VERSATILE AND FULL OF YOUTHFUL GOOD VIBES MIXED WITH SUBTLE ATTITUDE AND CONFIDENCE. HE BRINGS A DIFFERENT INTERNATIONAL FLAVOUR TO THE PACIFIC AND BEYOND WITH HIS MODERNISED ISLAND STYLE FUSED WITH ELEMENTS OF NEW AGE REGGAE, DANCEHALL, POP AND FLIRTS OF HIP HOP & R&B.

Biography

JAHBOY (BORN, 20 JUNE 1992, KIRWAN HATIGEVA) IS THE SOLOMON ISLANDS' MOST UNIQUE SINGER SONGWRITER. NOW AT JUST 20 YEARS OF AGE, HE HAS BECOME ONE OF THE BEST YOUNG SOLOMON ISLANDS’ ARTISTS THAT IS MAKING WAVES IN THE PACIFIC SINCE DEBUTING HIS HIT SINGLE “MURDERER” IN LATE 2010 AT 18 YEARS OLD. EACH SONG HE CREATES AND VOICES, ADDS A NEW TWIST TO HIS CALIBRE OF TALENT, WHICH KEEPS PLEASING HIS GROWING FAN BASE.

SIGNED IN 2011 TO THE YOUNG S.I. BASED INDEPENDENT RECORD LABEL/ STUDIO/ PUBLISHERS/ ARTIST MANAGEMENT/ PROMOTERS, REBELLE INC, IN LESS THAN A YEAR HE WON THE TWO MOST COVETED PRIZES IN THE SOLOMON MUSIC INDUSTRY AT JUST 19 YEARS OF AGE: SIBC/WANTOK FM’S "SOLO ARTIST" OF THE YEAR AWARD AND "PEOPLE’S CHOICE" AWARD.

HE TOURED IN 2011 TO VANUATU TO PERFORM WITH THEIR MOST SUCCESSFUL MUSIC EXPORT, NAIO AND TO AUSTRALIA FOR ONE OF ITS PROMINENT REGGAE FESTIVAL, CAIRNS REGGAETOWN WORLD FESTIVAL AND LATER TO OPEN FOR THE PAPUA NEW GUINEAN SUPER STAR, OSHEN. ALL OF WHICH IS UNHEARD OF IN THE SOLOMON MUSIC SCENE FOR A NEW ARTIST TO DO SO MUCH SO SOON.

IN 2012, HE RETURNED TO AUSTRALIA FOR ANOTHER TOUR TO PROMOTE HIS COMPLETED 20 SONG DEBUT ALBUM “LUV N LIFE”, WITH MORE TOURS IN THE SOUTH PACIFIC INSTALLED. ALTHOUGH HIS FIRST LOVE IS REGGAE, HE LOVES EXPERIMENTING WITH DIFFERENT GENRES, COLLABORATING WITH MORE INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS AND PRESENTLY MAKING HIS OWN PROFESSIONAL MUSIC VIDEO CLIPS.

HE HAS RECENTLY WORKED WITH TUFF TUMAS, THE BIGGEST PROMOTER OF MELANESIAN MUSIC IN THE SOUTH PACIFIC AND THE NEW ZEALND BORN-AUSTRALIAN BASED RISING HIP HOP/ RAP SENSATION, FORTAFY, AS WELL AS THE RESPECTED NZ BORN-AUST BASED HIP HOP PRODUCER, ATP WHO PRODUCED NEW ZEALAND'S SUPERSTAR SAVAGE'S HIT SINGLE "SWING". FROM OBSCURE SOLOMON ISLANDS, HIS MUSIC IS JUST BEING DISCOVERED INTERNATIONALLY. THIS IS ONLY THE BEGINNING AND WE HOPE YOU ENJOY HIS JOURNEY.

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Discography

JAHBOY'S DEBUT 20 SONG ALBUM "LUV N LIFE" MATCHES HIS AGE AND CONSISTS MOSTLY OF LOVE SONGS AND SOME OTHERS ABOUT LIFE AND FEELINGS. THE DOUBLE ENTENDRE ALSO DESCRIBES HIS PRESENT SITUATION, WHERE FOR SOMEONE SO YOUNG TO BE ACHIEVING AND ENJOYING HIS ACCOMPLISHMENTS IN THE SOLOMON ISLANDS IN SPITE OF THE EVERYDAY STRUGGLES OF MUSICIANS, HE IS LOVING HIS LIFE.

THE ALBUM CONSISTS OF 20 ORIGINAL SONGS AND A 12 PAGE BOOKLET INSERT, WHICH WAS PRODUCED IN THE SOLOMON ISLANDS. IT WAS MASTERED IN THE USA BY UNIVERSAL MASTERING SERVICES, UNIVERSAL STUDIOS WHERE THE MASTERING ENGINEER, GABRIEL WALLACH SAID "PHENOMENAL JOB. GREAT SOUND. GREAT MUSIC."

THE PHYSICAL ALBUM IS CURRENTLY MANUFACTURED IN AUSTRALIA WITH FURTHER COUNTRIES BEING CONSIDERED. IT IS AVAILABLE ON ITUNES AND OTHER MAJOR INTERNET MUSIC STORES AND STREAMING WEBSITES.