Hip-hop artiste Myk Jayda is rapidly becoming a household name in the country. The demand for his presence at big musical events is testament that the future portends well for him.
Born Alieu Jobe, Myk Jayda was raised between the neighbourhoods of Bundung and Latrikunda Sabij.
He graduated from Gambia Senior Secondary School in 2009 and went on to launch his musical career in 2010. Since then he has performed in concerts at many musical events in the country. Over the years he has embarked on numerous musical ambitious projects.
With a rapidly growing fan base called Flame Jayda, his recognition and popularity has been on a steady rise.
His first major breakthrough was on 4 June 2016 at Alliance Franco Centre when he launched his mixtape of 21 songs, mixed and mastered by music producer Maaw Gee of Regrophil Records. The mixtape was later remixed in November of the same year. He is credited for his dope lyrical prowess.
He started work with a new record label, Runway Entertainment, which signed him in January 2017 for an Extended Play consisting seven songs.
He’s widely referred to as The Gambia’s Rap King by his growing legion of fans.
He was officially crowned the Hip-Hop Artiste of the Year 2016 at the Wah Sa Halat Music Awards.
His soon-to-be released album NoGutsNoGlory, has been trending all over the social media recently and he has over the years collaborated with scores of artistes in the country.
Now, at the age of 27, Myk Jayda is poised to take his music career to the next level and realise his dream of making “good music that has longevity and will create meaning in the lives of people”.