Jeremiah Gyang real/full name is Jeremiah Pam Gyang,hail from Jos, Plateau State in Northern Nigeria. He came to lime light with his HIT single “Na Ba Ka” Jeremiah started playing Piano and
Guitar at the age of
ten. His father, late Rev. Luke Dung Gyang was a well known
musician in Jos in the 1970’s and ‘80’s whose musical influence on his
son can be likened to the influence of Fela Kuti on Femi Kuti. Jeremiah’s music journey began in the house of God where he led
the choir as music director.
The ability to transform everyday experiences and emotions into song
and dance is the key ingredient which a true artiste uses to win the
hearts and minds of listeners the world over. This ability to express
you and I’s joys, fears, triumphs and failures in beautiful prose and
harmonious melody is embedded in this multi talented singer and
Career and Early releases
Often credited as being responsible for bringing contemporary Hausa
music to the mainstream with hits like 2004’s rare gem: ‘Na Ba Ka’ ( I
give you) which featured Six Foot Plus and skyrocketed him to national awareness, then 2006’s ‘Kauna Allah’ (God’s Love) which features
Rapper, M.I on the first version and 2009’s ‘In Love With You’ which,
though sung in English, is laced by Hausa influenced instrumentals.
Jeremiah’s genre is fine blend of soulful African
rhythms, blues, rock and gospel. His ability to pen songs like ‘African
Child’ where he describes the effects of the horrors of war on the
African child, sung perfectly with intense lyrics to the soulful sounds
produced by the gentle plucking of his Guitar’s strings marks Jeremiah
as a songwriter of extraordinary talent.
A spectacular Live Performer, Jeremiah had regular live performances
at the prestigious Sheraton Hotel & Towers and has performed at many concerts around the country.
As a Music Producer, Jeremiah Gyang produced his first piece of music at
the age of eleven in his dad’s music studio. In later years, he worked
for a while at Quest Media Studios in Abuja, where he produced songs for
artistes like Age Beeka, O.D: Over Dose, Asa,Terry da Rapman and Bouqui, M.I abaga. He also produces TV and Radio jingles.
In 2010, he got married to his long time love Ladi Otache, he is currently a dad with two amazing daughters.
Awards and Recognition
Multiple awards, nominations and honours have come the way of this
artiste since his début album, such as Best Artiste in the FCT – Cool FM
(2005), Man of the moment – True Love magazine (December, 2005), Album
of the Year – Hip Hop World Awards and Song of the Year – Hip Hop World
Recently orphaned with the death of his mother, the double tragedy of
losing both parents at a young age has affected Jeremiah more than any
musical accomplishment or failure ever could. But he has drawn strength
from this and will only continue to make great music.