Oluwakayode Junior Balogun, who became popularly known as Barry Jhay, is a 26-year-old Nigerian African American singer-songwriter. Barry Jhay, born February 13, 1993, in his home state of Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria, into the family of famous legendary artist Fuji, deceased Ayinde Barrister but raised in Lagos state.
Barry Jhay Biography
Barry Jhay was born in Ibadan in Oyo State, a state in southwestern Nigeria occupied mainly by the Yoruba. His real name is Oluwakayode Junior Balogun, but the stage name caresses him, Barry Jhay. Barry Jhay was born on February 13, 1993; he is 27 years old. His father is a famous Fuji singer, Sikiru Ololade Ayinde Balogun, known as Ayinde Balogun. Barry Jhay attended kindergarten and elementary school but did not reach university because he could understand nothing other than music production and sound engineering.
Barry Jhay’s Career
Barry Jhay started his musical career at a very tender age, finding his passion for singing very early on, and this can be attributed to his family’s love for music. It was easy for him since his father is the legendary artist Fuji.
Barry Jhay invested in his passion when he saw him launch an evergreen song, “Aiye,” which propelled him to glory.
The song, even with less promotion, got a lot of airplay because of the song quality. Aiye, Barry Jhay’s song had to bring back the quality and culture of Yoruba.
He then released several singles and projects that earned him awards and nominations.
Barry Jhay is signed to a fast-growing Nigerian record label Cash Nation Records.
Barry Jhay Nominations and Awards
Barry Jhay is famous for “Aiye,” a hip hop song released in 2018, which earned him a nomination for “The Headies Award for best street hop artist.” He was nominated for “The Most Promising Act of the Year” at the 2018 City Music Awards and for the “Best Street Artist” at the Headies Award in 2019. However, Barry Jhay won the City People’s Best New Act of the Year 2018 Music Awards and Rookie of the Year at the Headies Award, 2019.
Barry Jhay Net Worth
Barry Jhay’s net worth is approximately $200,000.
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