Wednesday, 15 June 2011


Jesse Jags also known as Jesse Garba Abaga, was born in 1984, to a preaching father and singing mother, Rev. & Mrs. Chris Abaga. He grew up in a church, where he was first exposed to music.There he learnt how to drum and sing, at age 9. He was a
drummer in a band that won PMAN’s award for the best gospel group in 1993.

He attended Baptist High School Jos, were he discovered he’s talent for dancing and rapping. He eventually teamed up with his classmates and released an album, titled
‘My life for your Love’. After graduating, he started a group with two others known as the GI (Gospel Insanity) .
Shortly afterwards he joined another group known as El- tophelli a.k.a. Eleven Thirty, where he produced his first # 1 Hit, titled,’ Three Kings’ . He later started the dance Group Jesse and Backdrops and at the same time he was a drummer at House on the Rock church in Jos, Plateau State. To download songs by jesse click here

He recorded his first album with a group named Gospel Insanity unfortunately; the album never got released due to fallout of some of the members. Jesse thereafter started producing beats professionally and thereafter formed another group ‘Eleven Thirty’ which quickly became a huge success in Jos.
In 2004 he teamed up with his older brother, Jude Abaga a.k.a MI, together they started Inner Hub Studios and Loopy Records. By 2005, Jesse started solo career with a debut-hit “ Africa” that remained at #1 on the Cool fm chart for a month.
Creating Jagz as an acronym for his initials: Jesse Abaga Garba. With only a Z added, he describes himself as an “experimental hip hop artiste" with influences of pop, rnb and reggae.
Abaga a.k.a MI together they started Inner Hub Studios. By 2006, Jesse started a solo career with a debut-hit “Africa” that remained at #1 on the cool fm chart for months.
Between 2006 and 2007 Jesse Jagz had 3 songs simultaneously dominating the top ten charts on Cool FM,RayPower FM as well as Rhythm FM! Becoming street anthems in and around the north of Nigeria.

Jesse Jagz hit songs include Bend down low, Sugar Cane Baby, The Greatest while his hit song My Brother was selected as part of the International Music Entrepreneur of the Year (IYMEY) 2008 compilation.
In February 2009, the Award nominated producer and hip hop artist was selected to represent Nigeria at the 2009 edition of Sauti Za Busara Music Festival- a yearly international festival celebrating East African music and features top-quality musical performances by more than 400 established and upcoming artists (40 groups in total) and over the years has established itself as one of Africa’s leading music festivals which held in Zanzibar, Tanzani etc.       
To download songs by jesse click here


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