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Who Is Jay Ikwan ?

Joseph Ikwan Ejim known professionally as Jay Ikwan is a recording & performing artiste, record producer and unorthodox preacher. He is best known for eclectic [[contemporary] styles of music and his unorthodox Christian ministry.

 

Early Years

Ikwan was born and raised in Aba, Abia State, Nigeria to Prince Ikwan Ejim Akuma & Princess Chinyere Ikwan Ejim ( nee Patience Tamunoprinye Nne Cookey-Gam ). His origin is from Abiriba in Ohafia Local Government Area of Abia State. He is a descendant of His Royal Majesty Eze Chukwu Oke Ukpabi, the first King of Amogudu in Abiriba Ancient Kingdom of Abia State, Nigeria.

 

His interest in music began as a teenager. After he was sent to live with his uncle at Eagle Island in Port Harcourt, he discovered his songwriting skill. He is a self-taught drummer, pianist and guitarist.

 

Music Career

Growing up in Nigeria, Jay was a child prodigy. It is rumoured that He picked up a guitar for the first time as a teenager after watching a neighbour play this so beautifully but didn't begin writing songs until his High School days. Starting out as a bass guitar player but couldn’t play for too long because of his "soft fingers". Jay Ikwan found his voice in writing songs, and since then, music has become a personal calling that he hasn’t turned away from.

 

Jay's interest in being a singer/rapper began as a teenager. He got into trouble after disarming his opposition during a fight. This resulted in the opposition being hurt and out of fear of revenge, he moved out of the city of Aba to his Uncle's house at Eagle Island in Port Harcourt, During this time, He discovered his songwriting skill.

 

Jay moved to Southampton, United Kingdom in 2015 where he is currently based.

Ministry & Business

Joseph Ikwan Ejim was licensed in 2007 as a Christian Minister and served as a Lead Pastor and church planter before relocating to the United Kingdom. He has been actively involved in Christian ministry since 1998. He currently serves as the leader of LOVENation. 

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