Artist: Jay Martins
J.Martins was born on September 29, in Onitsha Anambra State, Nigeria. He hails from Ohafia in Abia State.
He was heavily influenced by his mother who was a choir mistress. As a child, young Jay traveled with his mum a lot and was exposed to various church choirs He learnt to play multiple instruments growing up and acquired his nursery, primary and university education in Eastern Nigeria
He holds two degrees in Mass Communication (IMT, Enugu) and Business Admin (Enugu State Uni of Technology).
He has worked with very notable and successful Nigerian artists like P-SQUARE, RESONANCE, TIMAYA , WAJE, MI, Banky, BRACKET, iLLBLISS, NAETO C, Sasha, Frank D Nero, ALAYE, TUFACE IDIBIA, KEL, DARE ART ALADE ETC to mention a few. Jay has also scored hits for so many notable Gospel acts in Nigeria including Legendary Patty Obese, Chinese Dome and Agape Love Band.
He released his debut album GET SERIOUS in 2008, a monumental ten track album that changed the sounds cape of Nigerian music with massive radio hits like Good Or bad, Cool temper, money good, So Fly etc
In 2009 Jay Martins released his much anticipated sophomore album titled ELEVATED. Singles off the album include the hugely successful OYOYO, EVA, JUKPA, CHANGE, TONIGHT etc.
Hip-hop world awards 2009 Best Collaboration
2009 NEA awards Maryland United States of America: Song of the year
City people awards 2009 Best collaboration
Youth ambassador and peace awards South Eastern Nigeria
Nominated for Channel 0 awards 2009 Best West male category
Won Mode men awards 2009 artist of the year
Nominated for Best New Comer and Best Collaboration Sound city Awards 2009 Nominated for NMVA
2009 Best Hip Life category
Won National Excellence Awards Liberia 2010
Charity and volunteer work (especially for HIV initiatives, disabled and physically challenged patients. J Martins is currently a patron to over seventy children initiative foundations in Nigeria.