Jeba is a Nigerian alternative,soul and Afrohouse singer /songwriter,birth name ABRAHAM NOBLE SALIU . He was born on the 30th of September 1997 in Orile , Lagos state. The young talented musician had his early education at Wet-land nursery and primary school iba/igando, his secondary school education at, Amuwo-Odofin community secondary school mile two and finally, his tertiary education at the university of Lagos.
While he admires people who succeed in school, he admits that he was never successful in that institution. However, he credits the institution to be a great start up for networking, as he claims that about sixty percent of the first audience he got when he started music professionally was from school.
For Jeba, music is his first and greatest love. The talented musician regards music as his greatest tool for communicating. From a very early age, the artiste’s taste in music was influenced by his mother, who loved classics. She was a big fan of lagbaja, Asa and the legendary Afro juju singer, Sir Shina Peters . As a teenager, his now late mother, was his greatest inspiration and number one fan. In high school, he fell in love with the fan-favorite group band, Star-plus. The band also influenced his style of music.
When asked about the origin of his name, the actor stated that it was his nickname. “We played a game called truth or dare back then in secondary school and I was dared to bring Eba to school which I did. Ever since, they started calling me Noblejeba (in yoruba), which means Noble ate Eba. At first I hated it and fought anyone who called me by that name. The more I kept fighting, the more the name spread on. I finally made my own meaning out of it,” he explained. The name Jeba then became an acronym for “Just Enough Blessings Around”.
The man Jeba, is an ambivert, leaning towards both sides of the personality spectrum. While he enjoys attending parties and ticketed concerts, he also enjoys his solitude. There is so much more to the talented artiste than meets the eye. He is also a video editor and freelance photographer, who enjoys doing both activities at his liesure time. A good game of draft, will also put a huge smile on the artiste’s face, any day, any time.
Unlike many African musicians, Jeba enjoys the support of his family as he regards his aunt as his greatest fan.
The musician defines happiness as what you make yourself feel . He does not believe happiness should be based on materialistic things like cars and money. To Jeba, happiness is a choice. While he admits that money does a lot, he still believes that the happiness of an individual is in his or her hands.
One of his greatest accomplishments is the release of his EP ‘my voice’, which he describes as, “a segmented craft caved out from his feelings”.
The artiste hopes to imprint on the minds of his audience, the unique sound of his music. His greatest goal is to be remembered as a great singer who sang melodious songs interpreting people’s feelings, leaving a joyous and inspiring mark.
The artiste advices never to look down on anybody and also adds that anyone who is too promiscuous, usually has other intentions and eighty percent of the time, just wants to either steal from people or use them.
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Written by Otubu Anjola