Ayo Jay Listed on Rolling Stone as 1 of Top 10 Artists You Need to Know | @iamayojay

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Congratulations to Ayo Jay on his feature on Rolling Stone’s website as one of the top 10 artists you need to know. I am sure there is more success to come.

-Ms. Uduak

“Why You Should Pay Attention: Ayo Jay’s smash single “Your Number” was recorded several years ago while the London-born, Lagos-raised singer was attending Baruch College in New York and studying economics and finance. But after a long, slow climb — and a remix with Fetty Wap — it’s about to cross over in the United States. Ayo Jay grew up on American pop music (he names Eminem, 2Pac, Michael Jackson and Akon among his influences), but didn’t invest himself fully in the homegrown Afrobeats sound until after he left to attend college, becoming obsessed with making his own music in the wake of Nigerian artist Wande Coal’s 2008 breakout Mushin 2 Mohits.

Immediately after graduating college in 2013, Ayo Jay signed to One Nation records and released “Your Number,” the success of which took him by surprise. Although the song fits in well with the cutting edge Afropop sound, it was immediately apparent to Ayo Jay that the song had a bigger following internationally than in his hometown of Lagos, Nigeria.”
Full story on Rolling Stone. 

Ayo Jay ft. Fetty Wap| 12,510,621 within 9months of publishing. The song is also played on mainstream radio locally here in the States.

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