Kwaito artist keeps masses entertained with two new singles

Jahvas Jay hopes that his music will soon receive national airplay. PHOTO: LEBAKENG NKABI

Botshabelo-based hip hop and kwaito artist, Bongile ‘Jahvas Jay’ Nikelo, has two singles, titled My Song and Batjhese Mbaola, which are doing well in the market.
Jahvas Jay is the founder of a kwaito group called Slege Boys, which was established in 1999 and is made up of three members. He said music has always been a part of his life since his school days when he sang tenor in the school choir. He was inspired by kwaito artist, Bonginkosi “Zola” Dlamini, to write kwaito music.
In an interview with Voice the Botshabelo hard core rapper was boastful saying that his two singles will soon top the music charts. He added that the hit single, Batjhese Mbaola, has been warmly received by music lovers.The two singles were released last year and are selling like hotcakes. “This is the best support I have received as a musician since their release. It hasn’t been easy, but I am using the experience I have gathered over the years, and I’m still pushing through,” said Jahvas Jay.
Jahvas Jay has remained authentic in his music and in charge of his own voice ability without mimicking any artist. The song, My Song, reflects the time when he was attacked by a group of thugs, which lead to him losing some of his teeth, but that did not kill his sprit.
In his 18 years in the music industry, Jay has shared the stage with popular artists, including Ntando, Arthur Mafokate, Chomi, Guffy, and Professor.
He said he hopes that the maturity of his talent shows that he is aspiring to achieve greatness and he hopes that music will touch the hearts of music lovers.
The singles have been receiving airplay on Mosupatsela FM and Motheo FM, community radio stations based in Mangaung, and Javas Jay hopes to receive national airplay soon. – Lebakeng Nkabi