Born Of Togolese-Nigerian in Ile Pako, Orile, Lagos State. Abraham Noble Godwin known by his stage name JEBA grew up in Obadore, Igando, Lagos State where he learnt to speak Yoruba. He also lived in Amaokpara Nkwerre L.G.A Imo State where he learnt to speak Igbo. He later relocated to FESTAC town, Amuwo Odofin Lagos State where he currently lives.
Jeba practically started singing at the tender age of 5, when he sings in midst of large audience in his primary school. He later joined the choir in church.
On November 5th 2016,he recorded his first song titled ‘THE CALL’ After which he did ‘MAMA BORN BOY’, ‘AFURUGINAYA’, ‘WEEKEND’ which is the fourth and then the anticipated ‘PARADISE’.
Abraham Noble’s music urge was influenced by icons like ASA, 2face, LABAJA and few others. He is keen to point out that everything he listens to directs his musical development in some way. However, the song PARADISE provides a combination of his mellow vocals with a rhythmic undercurrent.
In 2017 JEBA went for a music competition organized Wazobiafm very own “Ratata“.
The competition was tittled “as it is wrriten”. The condition of the comeptition was to rehearse with a band and with the help of his acting manager he was able to organize a band called THE CHORDINATORS.
THE CHORDINATORS are living proof that raw talent, ambition and honesty can prevail in an ailing music industry. What else would explain a blossoming career that has found almost enough of a national fan base.
By aligning their unwavering dedication to the band,JAZZYSAM– guitarist,EBI– guitarist, EMEKA– drummer, SAMMYFLOW– trumpeter, GOODYSAX– saxophonist, EFE– keyboardist, NORA– backup, and ofcourse JEBA who happens to be the singer and also the founder of CHORDINATORS.
All of these people have helped to define the landscape of afrojazzy, classic and afropop.
As time went on they kept hitting shows and performing together. However, The CHORDINATORS are looking forward to giving more to fans.
Checkout Africouture Media’s interview with the talented Jeba:
What led you to music, did you attend a music school or been taught by someone?
Music has always been my thing,can’t recall when I started singing, but i do remember my first recognition in primary school, I was about 5 years of age when i was asked to sing in the presence of a large audience in school.
My mum enjoys it when i sing poem so my teacher gives me special attention during poem periods. As time goes by I joined the choir in church. I started music professionally on 5th November 2016 when i recorded my first song titled THE CALL, then i did my second song MAMA BORN, BOY. After which I threw an unveil party as a shout out to starting my career with the support of MIRRORIMAGIZ and Africouture Media.
Who taught me !?
I was influenced by so many Icons like
ADELE ,ASA,LABAJA,2face and few others. And thanks to YouTube I was able to learn to play guitar.
What major obstacles have you encountered in your career as an artist?
Well, starting as an independent artist was not that easy. I had to do almost everything myself. So my major obstacle was FUNDS.
What theme is present in your works and what is it about?
Emm ,my art works goes with the flow of the songs. Interpreting the message or sometimes leaving my listeners in suspense. My music style is not fixed on one phase .
What makes you standout among other artists?
My weirdness, the soul in my voice and they (fans) say my pattern of singing is rare although i haven’t started doing me to the fullest .
What do you want to convey to your listeners!?
The art of freedom and free will(that’s what my lyrics combination and weird dressing represents ).
What is the first thing people notice about you?
My sense of fashion and the rare pattern of singing.
How has your music changed over your career?
It has changed alot,the brand JEBA is making a big wave now,my followers on Instagram is growing daily and i believe my style of singing and dressing draws attention ,the feeling is positive .
What are your artistic influences?
I love good music. Sometimes I even score music’s that I listen to.
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