Even the President Acknowledge HIM- Great Barrack O'Grin-
The new president, Goodluck Jonathan in a speech at the University of Port’s convocation paid a tribute to the Late rap artiste, Da Grin. Goodluck Janothan, who is an alumni of the University was present at the event where Ex- Governor Donald Duke was given a honorary doctorate. In his speech, Goodluck Jonathan referring to lost talent in Nigeria mentioned the rapper’s names – Olanipekun Olaitan and he also informed of rap artistes he met in the UK who let him know they can’t wait to come back to motherland.
Rogers Y.Jacobs a.k.a Rogers a.k.a Gwariboy was born in croc city(Kaduna) Nigeria..A Gospel singer,Rapper and Producer,one amongst few without the knowledge of playing any live instrument.While growing up he was a member of various Gospel singing groups like The Joyful Singers,Sweet Miracle Singers,aBBa,an active
tenor and can as well sing soprano and alto.
Went to a missionary high school and that was where he got the chance to explore rapping.His early influences included Bonethugs & Harmony,Common,Talib Kweli,Eric Sermon,2pac,Joe(Joe Thomas),Jagged Edge,Boys II Men,Keith Sweat.Rogers was more into freestyling until 2003 when he wrote his first song titled "Geemoney" nonetheless he never got the chance to do a record but was active on street-hops,shows and concerts, while in college and back home(croc city).
Late 2005 was the year he got to record his first singles titled "Jah Partey"(God's Party),"More than enough" and You're the one"...The single"Jah Partey" got radio airplay and immediately moved to no.1 on the local hiphop/r&b charts,that made Rogers a household name in Croc city and performed in many school and church concerts.He went into musical production later that same year(2005) and his sounds went even further than his songs coz he became the pioneer of what is known as "The mobile studio" in croc city..
Rogers's production gained him recognition both home and abroad and has worked on thousands of sounds and a lot of known and upcoming artistes both in croc city,Abuja,Lagos,Minna,Jos, Adamawa and lots more....Rogers recorded a lot of rap songs,r&b and gospel,when asked when his album was gonna drop he always replied "i'm still doing audios for practice"..He moved to Kuala Lumpur Malaysia in 2008 to further his studies..he hadn't the chance to do a record of his own coz of academic demands and all but just like before his sounds went further.Nevertheless he's done collaborations with artistes in Malaysia such as A2B(Afro Asian Brothazz), YoungStunna,Aklo,Freewill a.k.a Geerules,Namoh and lots more...
He is currently working on a mixtape and a whole lot of projects thus he has 3 nominations in the African Entertainments Awards Malaysia 2010 for best R&B artiste,Best Inspirational/composer song,and best collab feat the A2B and Halfeyez....In his own words "I Just wanna be able to create the type of music that is both original and marketable coz one cant get personal with this Music"
WATCH OUT FOR HIM.....