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Rolling Stone Magazine Recognizes Nigeria’s Ayo Jay as one of the Artists to watch out for!



Ayo Jay - Gimme Kiss - BellaNaija - May - 2015

Rolling Stone Magazine has described Nigerian artist Ayo Jay’s sound as “Afropop meets Caribbean dancehall and soca by way of New York” in their most recent article on “10 New artists you Need to Know”.

The singer spoke to the magazine on how his debut hit “Your Number” was recorded, and how it received more recognition outside Nigeria.

Ayo Jay had this to say to the magazine:

“That song was actually recorded in the projects in Brooklyn, East New York, in [producer] Melvitto’s room. I used to go there because my cousin lived in the same building. One day he played me these beats, because he just came back from Nigeria and he had a bunch of beats that were free, that no one was using. I did a freestyle, and the first thing I sang was “Can I get your number?” And we built around that. I think the process took two days, we recorded the whole thing. And that was it, put it out.”

“It was a difficult song to push in Nigeria because it’s not the usual vibe that we vibe to in Nigeria,” he added. “But online, when I put the song out, a lot of the comments weren’t even from Nigeria — from the UK, from the United States, from the Middle East. So we knew it had international potential.”

Click here to listen to “Your Number” remix featuring Fetty Wap.


  1. Tee

    May 1, 2016 at 12:51 am

    Positive stories only on BN,the difference is clear,good mind balance things up,we have left that Negative blog for the aunty that looks for one tribe all-over the world to promote tribal bigotry.

    • shut up tee

      May 1, 2016 at 11:49 am


  2. Vec

    May 1, 2016 at 1:32 am

    Always sure to read more of positive news than pull down news,full of negativity,that’s why we left that auntys blog.

  3. Ben

    May 1, 2016 at 6:07 am

    Well done BN,complete blogger,you raised the standard,pure class.

  4. Onyin

    May 1, 2016 at 6:17 am

    Well done to the young man,positive representation is what Nigeria needs,good for the mindset of the young adult out here,not to only read of crimes committed from there people.

  5. Ad-lo

    May 1, 2016 at 6:19 am

    Good news,only on BN

  6. GistYinka

    May 1, 2016 at 10:19 am

    Kudos to Ayo Jay team for this profile by Rolling Stone Magazine. This dude had a track and video with Don Jazzy, but did not received the attention needed for his style in Naija, but glad you back in states.

  7. Kyjuan

    May 3, 2016 at 2:00 pm

    BIG fan here. “Your Number” with Fetty is tight.

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