Who Is Jay Ikwan ?
Joseph Ikwan Ejim (known professionally as Jay Ikwan (pronounced Jay Iquan) is a Southampton based singer, songwriter, rapper, entrepreneur and licensed minister of Nigerian origin.
He is best known for eclectic contemporary styles of music and his ministry.
Jay has been actively recording and releasing music since he was a teenager. Jay's musical style is experimental, an urban contemporary sound with a mix of r'n'b, hip-hop, pop, afrobeats and gospel.
Jay Ikwan was born 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 and founder of Amogudu, Abiriba.
Jay Ikwan was licensed in 2007 as a Christian Minister and has served as a Lead Pastor and church planter before relocating to the United Kingdom. He has been actively involved in information technology, entertainment and ministry for over a decade.
Jay's interest in music began at age 14 after he was sent to live with his uncle at Eagle Island in Port Harcourt. During this time, He discovered his songwriting skill. He is a self-taught drummer, pianist, guitarist and plays the saxophone. In 2006, he partnered with an independent production group and hip-hop label Blackworld Records to release an EP called "Kronikles".
Upon his return from Eagle Island, Jay managed to form and become the lead singer of the Nigerian R&B Hiphop group "IMC". The group disbanded shortly and he started The Bone Squad which has given birth to notable artistes in the eastern part of Nigeria like Exnel and Mr.Razzy. [Jay has released 2 studio albums and one mix tape. The first, Kronikles , was on 31 March 2015. The second EP, The Awakening, was released on December 22, 2017 and a mix-tape, "Stronger" .
Jay moved to Southampton, United Kingdom in 2015 where he is currently based.
For more than a decade, Jay Ikwan has helped people live a life of class in competence, character and in divine presence through his dynamic ministry. He is the Founder of The Refiner's House International , a non denominational Christian Ministry, multicultural church family and global humanitarian organisation .
Jay Ikwan is an Apostle of Jesus Christ with uncommon insight into the christian gospel. His teaching ministry is unique. Delivering the word with simplicity, revelatory knowledge and undeniable impact, his messages fuse a unique blend of the factual, personal revelations, convictions with time-tested facts unearthed by years of study and relationship with God. He has often been nicknamed the "Apostle Paul" of the present age by few in the christian community.
As an International Christian Leader who has served in the Christian community right from his teenage years , He has been involved in Social Development, Cultural Transformation, Christian Ministry, Media, Education and Government; bringing order, purpose and vision to People that he has been opportune to associate and work with.
Fuelled by a passion for excellence, character building, blissful relationships and spiritual rejuvenation. I merge spirituality with the practicality of everyday life. My candid and revealing approach has engaged followers worldwide provoking them to pursue a lifestyle of integrity, success and happiness. Wherever I go, I exhort, encourage and empower my listeners to reach their full potential in their personal, entrepreneurial and spiritual lives.
Jay Ikwan is a tenacious and charismatic individual who brings an inspiring and cutting edge approach to Life as he proclaims a message of Hope, Destiny Fulfillment, Love and Bliss through his Music, Lifestyle and Messages.