Rising singer Babajide Awojobi popularly known as Jide Harmony is set to revolutionise Yoruba music with his infusion of different genres into his Afrojuju style. The artiste who defined his brand as Crossover/Afrojuju disclosed that he can sing in different genres to create good music.
“I sing mostly in Yoruba,” said Jide Harmony who is also a graduate of Political Science from the Ekiti State University.
“I also sing different genre of songs such as hip-hop, highlife, fuji, reggae, jazz which I infuse into my Afrojuju style of music which makes me a Crossover singer.”
Aside his regular live performances, Jide Harmony did a 40-minute dance medley titled ‘Peace Medley’ in 2017, after he participated in the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC). He also featured on a single, ‘Do Good’ by Sweden-based Nigerian artiste, Lankusa.
Jide Harmony started playing music as a child while attending primary school in Agege, Lagos. And while in secondary school, he formed a group called the ACTION BOIZ GROUP where they sang during extra-curricular activities. He later joined the choir at Disciples Baptist Church, Otta, Ogun State. There, he would form another group, JSquare Halleluyah Band, with his friend Jide Okunbadejo, playing at different social events. The band was dissolved when got admission to study political science at the University of Ado Ekiti in 2009 (now Ekiti State University).
However, while Jide Harmony was in the university, passion for music drove him to form his own band, Jide Harmony and the Rhythm Dandies Band. In 2018, he got the BAM Enterpreneur Award as the Most Outstanding Musician of the Year. The Award was powered by Barbra Africa Media.