Former Nigerian lawn tennis player Jonathan Igbinovi, better known as JayAfrotone, has created a new music genre called Afrotone.
With his new song “Chubedube,” JayAfrotone introduced the new genre, which he describes as a mix of popular music with African elements.
A lawn tennis star who once represented Nigeria as number one at Georgia Perimeter College in the United States and a medalist in the All African games, JayAfrotone’s style of music is creatively fragmented as a fusion of African aborigines and cultural background, influenced and smelt.
JayAfrotone’s style of music is creatively fragmented as a fusion of African aborigines and cultural background, influenced and smelt into today’s mainstream sound.
JayAfrotone talked On how music took the centre stage away from sports,
”Music has always been an escape route for me. I have many songs under my name, but “Chubedube” is the first song I am releasing and promoting, both locally and internationally. I decided it was time I introduced my genre of music – the ‘Afrotone Music’ – to the world.”
Jonathan’s record label, Cuzradio Records Int, aims to make space for musicians with unusual sounds to get recognition both locally and worldwide.