For Toronto-based Cameroonian musician, singer, songwriter and record producer, Michael Baiye, known by his stage name Jbwai, it’s another record moment as his new EP, Certified, has made it Nigeria’s most listened to body. work.

Jbwai has gained recognition in Africa and in Nigeria in recent years with songs like ‘Busy Body’ and ‘Imani’ that even went viral a few years ago. titled “In you”.

His new EP “Certified”, which was released on Friday 19th August, has somehow found its way into the hearts of music consumers and industry heavyweights in the Nigerian music industry with the success of “Kalamity”, the hit single from the EP.

The song reached the Nigerian charts on iTunes and was played more than 100,000 times on audiomack.


With this result and success, Jbwai has indeed been trending on Twitter in Nigeria with fans praising and congratulating him. He somehow becomes the first Cameroonian musician to break into the Nigerian iTunes chart with kalamity, reaching the top 10 on iTunes.

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Born in Kumba, a prominent city in the southwestern region of English-speaking Cameroon, the city is known for its vibrant business and entertainment atmosphere. The city is popularly known as K TOWN in Cameroon. Growing up in such a city you will train yourself how to become a street wise man in another city to survive.

Michael had his primary education at the zealous bilingual academy in Kumba, after getting his common admission and first leaving school he moved to CCAS Kumba where he did his secondary and high school.

He was admitted to the University of Buea and later traveled to Canada for further studies, where he studied computer science and specialized in computer maintenance and networking. After graduating, he took courses in sound engineering, sound design and music production.

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