By Jeckonia Otieno
He comes from a family of musicians and his uncle, Maxi Priest, is a reggae musician of long standing.
But Jahaziel Michael’s journey to fame is anything but glamorous.
|UK gospel rapper Jahaziel Michael. [Photo: Courtesy]|
Jahaziel who was born in London, UK, says he attended college, in the long run had nothing to show for it due to is tumultuous early life.
He is however making it big in the music industry – not just any music but gospel music.
The artiste will be performing in Nairobi on October 9 at the Mavuno Dome in Nairobi during event dubbed ‘The Move Tour’. The show will also feature renowned US gospel artistes such as Da Truth, The Ambassador and Sean Simmonds.
He says the objective of the gig is not to create a buzz but to change people’s lives.
When The Standard caught up with him during a stopover en-route to Botswana where they will perform before coming back to Kenya, he couldn’t help but reminisce about the challenges he had to surmount on his road to stardom.
“I come from a family of artistes and many of my cousins are musicians back in the UK,” says Jahaziel who has performed with Craig David and Lemar, both top R&B artistes in the UK.
He says he started out as a rapper before a series of events made him realise his destiny lay elsewhere.
From an early age, Jahaziel says he would be thrown out of home by his mother and this made him become a delinquent.
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