Beats By Jayy, a well-known Nigerian music producer, rapper, and performer, has passed away.
The 27-year-old music producer died on Saturday, November 20, 2021, after a short illness.
Jayy was a friend of AQ, MI Abaga, Blaqbonez, and Loose Kaynon. He also collaborated with musicians like iLLBliss, Teeto Ceemos, and others.
At the time of his death, he was working on his fourth body of work, as well as an EP with Jay Teazer.
Jayy has risen from an underground Hip-Hop producer to one of Nigeria’s most well-known producers in recent years.
In H1 2020, his stock rose after he produced ‘JUDAH EP’ for Abaga, the Headies-winning ‘God’s Engineering’ for AQ and ‘The Love Report’ for Abaga and AQ.
In the years leading up to that, he heavily sound-tracked AQ’s releases after he met the award-winning rapper as his junior at King’s College, Lagos.
A Surulere-bred artist, who grew up in a family of music-loving parents, also performed under the moniker Big Daddy Jayy, and released three EPs, ‘Replay Value EP’ in 2017, ‘Road To Jaynius’ in 2019 and ‘Jaynius’ in 2020.
He also delivered memorable hooks on AQ and Loose Kaynon’s ‘Crown’ via ‘God Wants Us To Be Lit’ and ‘Clap For Yourself’ by Abaga and AQ.
On ‘Jaynius,’ he had the record ‘Mad Ohh.’
In 2021, he produced ‘Survivor’s Remorse’ by Loose Kaynon and ‘Sex Over Love’ Blaqbonez.
May his soul rest in peace.