Who Is Jay Ikwan ?
Joseph Ikwan Ejim known professionally as Jay Ikwan is a recording & performing artiste, creative entrepreneur and non-denominational christian minister. He is best known for eclectic [contemporary] styles of music and his unorthodox Christian ministry.
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.
Growing up in Nigeria, Jay was a child prodigy. He picked up a guitar for the first time as a teenager after watching a neighbour play. He didn't write songs until his high school days. Jay started outas a bass guitarist but quit playing because of his "soft fingers". Jay Ikwan found his voice in writing songs and performing in church.
Jay 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 and started his first band, the IMC.
Jay moved to Southampton, United Kingdom in 2015 where he is currently based.
Ministry & Business
Joseph Ikwan Ejim was ordained & licensed in 2007 as a Christian Minister and has served as a Pastor and church planter in several Christian ministries before relocating to the United Kingdom. He has been actively involved in Christian ministry since 1998. He currently serves as the leader of LOVE Nation. A non-denominational christian ministry in the United Kingdom.
Jay is actively involved in Financial Investment & Information Technology working as a UX Designer when he is not singing or preaching.