For most parts of the early 2000s, tunes like "Oyoyo", "Jupa" and "Good or bad" were the reigning vibes in clubs and outdoor parties. This songs were delivered by Popular Nigerian musician J martins, the leading afro-pop singer way back 2008.
But after releasing his fourth debut album "Authentic" in 2016,we didn't here of J Martins any, many are even wondering how he looks like now.
Martins Okechukwu Joshua Kalu Okwun popularly known by his stage name J. Martins was born on September 29, 1977 In the city of Onitsha, Anambra State, Nigeria but he is originally from Ohafia, Abia State.
J Martins who does not only sing but write songs and produces music.
J. Martins is also known to have featured on the song by P-Square, "E No Easy". He has also collaborated on a song with Phyno, YCEE, Fally Ipupa, DJ Arafat, Koffi Olomide, Timaya, Selebobo, Nigga Raw and Flavour.
Martins completed both his primary and secondary school education in Enugu State in the south eastern part of Nigeria and obtained both his First School Leaving Certificate and West African Senior School certificate.
After completing his primary and secondary school education, J. Martins proceeded to Institute of Management and Technology (IMT) Enugu, Nigeria and obtained a National Diploma (OND) in Mass Communication. After obtaining his national diploma, J. Martins proceeded to Enugu State University of Science and Technology and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration.
J Martins who has already been singing at a tender age, was even encouraged to join his church choir by his mum who was a choir also so as to develop and improve his vocals. At the same time he plays musical instruments really well.
In 2008, J. Martins released his first debut studio album “Get Serious”. In 2009, he released his second debut studio album “Elevated”. In 2012, he released his third debut studio album “Selah”. In 2016, he released his fourth debut studio album “Authentic”.
Martins in the cause of his career have won several awards which include Hottest Single of the Year at the Nigeria Entertainment Awards, Next Rated Artiste of the Year at the City People Entertainment Awards, Best R&B/Pop Artiste of the Year at the African Music Video Awards, Best Single at the AFRIMMA Awards and Best Album of the Year at the Headies Awards.
Funny enough J Martins still do music as he released a new song with Harrysong recently titled "Be Real".
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