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TJ emerges from the Coal City with Elewe Ukwu



With D’Banj, 9ice, P-Square and most of the major & upcoming stars being based in Lagos, sometimes we forget that there are other states in Nigeria with thriving music scenes. Here is a new artiste called TJ, he was originally based in Enugu but has migrated to Abuja to further his musical career. His song ‘Elewe Ukwu’ has been gaining traction on various radio stations including Wazobia 95.1 FM in Lagos. I really like this song, the video takes away from the song for me though.

Thanks to Strictly Naija Music


  1. shoobi

    January 6, 2009 at 3:28 pm

    nice to hear some ibo in the mix

  2. Razak

    January 6, 2009 at 4:02 pm

    I’m sold! Brilliant. Heard it on radio sometime ago and been looking for the single or album. Any info on it’s availability?

  3. notjustok

    January 6, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    Not bad!

  4. bella

    January 6, 2009 at 4:44 pm

    I searched high and low for this song as well! Finally found it though. I couldnt even find a photo of TJ! Will love to get more info on TJ, will keep you updated once I get it.

  5. scoobee

    January 6, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    i actually like the video…the girl is gorgeous…I think she’s the first authentic nigerian girl I’ve seen in a naija music video (granted I hate the fact that a lot of scenes are repeated) but apart from that…it’s tight

  6. tatafo!

    January 6, 2009 at 9:09 pm

    bless you bella! heard this in my villa (lol), so proud that he’s repping Enugu.

  7. Dooshima

    January 6, 2009 at 11:23 pm

    Proud to see one of Abuja’s own on BellaNaija!! 🙂 he was Number one for 4 weeks on the Abuja Top Ten on 96.9 CoolFM in Abuja

  8. Kenny

    January 7, 2009 at 1:06 am

    Yo bella.., i still wonder how you get your gist from all over naija… But bella if u feel tj is hot den tha east has got to introduce u to DESPRATE CHICKS…

  9. tatafo!

    January 7, 2009 at 2:49 am

    let me help with the introductions…


  10. Ladi

    January 7, 2009 at 5:18 am

    You’ve been watching too mush Naeto C and Dare then….there are tonnes of videos with ‘authentic’ Nigerian girls whatever authentic means (green passport?) Tuface and P square have used Nigerian women for years….kai!

  11. Ladi

    January 7, 2009 at 5:22 am

    Bella like someone said, check out Desperate Chicks, I don’t like their name (DC-3) but they can sing they just need a classy makeover. But non-Lagos based music that people can appreciate. to listen to their songs.

  12. mamanino~

    January 7, 2009 at 3:28 pm

    great voice,not bad.but shld improve on repetitions.

  13. cee cee

    January 7, 2009 at 6:06 pm

    I just listened to DESPERATE CHICKS album as well and it was very good…they should change their name though…even DS or D chicks( emm razz) ..something else….but the music is good and they have amazing vocals….

  14. Troy

    January 7, 2009 at 8:22 pm

    This video was taken from Hitv UK channel and not strictly naija…

  15. Zaine

    January 7, 2009 at 8:35 pm

    lol!!! nice. . .

  16. Ko Easy

    January 8, 2009 at 2:12 am

    he’s aite… he should keep it up..(he kinda looks like morachi)

  17. chiomah

    January 8, 2009 at 1:08 pm

    i love his song, and i think his video is ok. I actually thought he was based in S.A or something..keep it up T.J!

  18. keno

    January 8, 2009 at 1:34 pm

    the song gives me the chills

  19. chioma

    January 9, 2009 at 3:37 am

    lovely song

  20. chiquita

    January 17, 2009 at 5:51 pm

    DC are not all that, they’re allright, please bella could you post a link to download this song.

  21. anona marilyn

    March 24, 2009 at 8:25 am

    very fantastic song, he should keep it up and still in IGBO so that those who think the language is going into extinction ll think twice

  22. duchess419

    November 12, 2009 at 8:16 am

    please where can we get lyrics to TJ’s love song Elewe Ukwu and also where we can purchase CD (legally) in South Africa. No internet download and ripping artists money.

  23. ada

    October 29, 2010 at 4:40 pm

    please where can i play the Eleku Ukwu in youtube, tried entering it, but they said its no longer available. and the song is a nice song.

  24. Jay Man

    March 2, 2021 at 5:37 pm

    Where’s this TJ guy now?

  25. Nwoti Chinaza

    March 18, 2021 at 11:28 pm

    Please how will connect with TJ

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