The Red Line EP marks the Nigerian artist’s debut and will be released on BBE Music’s sister label Batakari Music, driven by Boddhi Satva and BBE Music founder Peter Adarkwah.
Hailing from Ikeja, Lagos, home to both Femi Kuti’s Africa Shrine and Lagbaja’s Motherland, Jojoftheejungle (aka J.O.J) got his start with local group Antigenx, before going solo in 2017. Penning lyrics about hope, love and resilience, his distinctive vocals have featured on collaborations with Spotless, Jillionaire, MixtaDimz, Jaysynths, Boddhi Satva and Hits Factory, among others. Featuring productions from Major Lazer’s Jillionaire, Beatsbymayor and Craybeats as well as Jojoftheejungle himself, The Red Line EP effortlessly blends Afrobeats, dancehall and pop sounds on its five, feel-good tracks.
“The tracks on the EP talk about my personal experiences on the streets of Lagos,” says J.O.J. “I’m sure a lot of people go through them daily. Although it’s for everyone, the EP is especially dedicated to those who have gone through a lot of emotional rollercoasters, and are still fighting. The Red Line is hope.” To pass the time until the project’s release, slated for October 10, J.O.J. has dropped “Call Me (Omo’kpe),” a joyful Afrobeats track with a romantic twist.
The Red Line EP, out on Octobrer 8th on BBE Music.