If you really care to know, I hereby present one of Naija’s finest RnB artiste whose real name is Tijani Fowosere, popularly known as TJAN.This young dude was born into the family of four.Born in the year 1992 and brought up in the humble hood of Surulere,Lagos in Nigeria.
Tjan kickstarted his musical career on an earlier note as he was enrolled in a musical school named Muson School of Music.This was where he studied Music and Vocal Training. Proceedingly, he graduated in 2013 from the Houdegbe North American University based in the Republic of Benin studying mass communication as a course at a tender age of 21.
We might all want to agree that only time would definitely tell if one would surely get to the top or not.TJAN was grounding his hustles back in the years around 2011 with some of his unknown awesome tracks are “WHAT YOU LIKE”, “BACK 2 LAMBA”, “CHANCE TO FLY” and “DANCE FOR ME” .Also TJAN deemed it feet to showcase what he’s got in him by participating in the Nigerian Idol (season 3) Reality TV show which was won by Moses Obi Adigwe.Though,TJAN was among the top 20 before he was evicted.
Around 2014/2015, things began to turn around for the soul singer as Nigerians gradually were appreciating TJAN’s RnB vibes. TJAN released some hit tracks like “I LOVE YOU SO“,featuring Reminisce in its remix, TEMI, BLESSING,IRE ,ADUKE & YOUR SMILE(both produced by Cobhams Asuquo).
Amidst the tight competition of the Nigeria Music Industry, TJAN is currently winning some fan’s hearts in the way he delivers his works in the blending of his indigenous(Yoruba) with the official language.Though, sometimes Nigerians opined the attribution of TJAN’s work as pop. But, it might be surprising to reveal that the artiste chose RnB and strictly RnB as a style.
You have probably heard one of his songs, grooved to it and thought it was nice. Nice and uncharacteristic of a Nigerian pop song. He might be Nigerian but he definitely doesn’t do pop.
In addition, a report revealed that TJAN would have probably arrived at the place he is much sooner if he had rejected the convention and not run away from his original vocation of being a vocalist. Initially his music failed to show that calling, probably because he was in hurry to ‘blow’.But Nigerian music has shifted in the past few years, opening up to different sounds and TJAN was quick to adapt.
However, he admits saying “it was part of trying to quickly get to the top; so let us not slow the pace of the music. But there has been a drastic change in the industry, giving room to the likes of Adekunle Gold and Simi’.
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