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JHYBO (  Jibola Toriola ) – Wikipedia

JHYBO
Birth name Jibola Toriola
Also known as Jhybo ( Jibola Jasper ) & ( Jhybo Rapwoli )
Born January, 1989 ( Age 29 )

Lagos, Nigeria

Genres Hip hop, Afro beat & Afro pop
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, Rapper, Actor, Musician , Record Producer & CEO LIMA Sound.
Years active 2010 – present
Labels Bay Productions  (2010 – 2014 )

CEO - LIMA Sound (2014 – present)

Associated acts Sound Sultan , Oritse Femi, Cynthia Morgan, Duncan Mighty & Ice Prince
Website JhyboRapwoli.com

EARLY LIFE

Jibola Toriola  popularly known as Jhybo Rapwoli was born in January 1989 .

Jhybo is a Nigerian rapper, singer and song writer, who started entertaining at the age of 10. His first ever stage name was Jibola Jasper, performing  mainly in church,  playing the drums, as well as writing his own songs.

Jhybo raps in many Nigerian dialects such as hausa, igbo and mainly Yoruba. A student of mass communications, he graduated from Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta.    

In early 2010 he quickly rose to fame when he released the very popular  rap song called  'They Just Dey Run Their Mouth', featuring the dance hall artist Cynthia Morgan.

MUSIC CAREER

In 2012 he released his first studio album called 'Be Naa Ni'.  featuring a plethora of top Nigerian artists  such as , Sound Sultan, Cynthia Morgan, Chuddy K, Made, Ice Prince, Zakki Azzay,  the late Goldie and Terry Da Rapman under his then label Bay Productions.

Bay Prouctions contract expired in early 2014 and in November 2014 Jhybo set up his own Independent Music Company  called LIMA Sound - ' Living In Movement Always'.

Jhybo had two major hits in 2015 - Lomo and Adura Elijah.

Jhybo has also dabbled in acting working with the following Nollywood actors and actresses Lizzy Anjorin, Shina Peters, Madam Kofo, Baba Ijesha, Toyin Adewale-Gabriel, Dejo Tunfunlu.

In early 2018 he featured in a movie, called 'The Investigation' directed by Olakunle Olabode. A plethora of Nollywood celebrity actors joined the cast  including the veteran Actor, Producer and Director Jide Kosoko. The movie will be released in late 2018.

AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS

YEAR AWARD CEREMONY PRIZE RESULT SOURC
2011 NIGERIAN ENTERTAINMENT AWARDS MOST PROMISING ACT TO WATCH NOMINATED 2011 Nigeria Entertainment Awards
2011 AFRICAN ENTERTAINMENT AWARDS BEST VIDEO WON http://www.olamildent.com/2011/03/african-entertainment-awards-malaysia.html
2011 DYNAMIX YOUTH AWARDS MOST PROMISING YOUTH ARTIST OF THE YEAR NOMINATE http://campusheathq.com/2011-dynamix-awards-and-the-nominees-are-full-nominations-list-x-voting-info/
2011 NIGERIAN MUSIC VIDEO AWARDS MOST PROMISING ACT TO WATCH NOMINATED 2011 Nigeria Entertainment Awards
2011 YOUTH AMBASSADOR AWARD N/A WON
2017 TOP NAIJA MUSIC AWARDS ARTIST OF THE YEAR NOMINATED http://topnaijamusicawards.com/2017fullnominees/

PERSONAL LIFE

Jhybo is one of  6 siblings, ( boy/girl twins & three sisters ). He was raised by his grandmother on Lagos Island, Nigeria . A father to one daughter, Tara Toriola.

DISCOGRAPHY

  • 2010 -  Ejo Le Fero
  • 2010 – Far Away
  • 2010 – 9JA
  • 2010 – No Be Say
  • 2012 -  Be Naa Ni  -  Album
  • 2012 -  Shakara
  • 2013 – Anyanju
  • 2013 - Amplified
  • 2013 -  Over
  • 2013 – One Blow, 7 Die  
  • 2014 – Obiageli
  • 2014 – Money Sure Pass
  • 2014 – Rotate
  • 2015 – Shush Up
  • 2015 -  Lomo
  • 2015 – Shuga
  • 2015 – Adura Elijah
  • 2016 -  For The Local
  • 2016 – Iya Yin
  • 2017 – Ija Omode
  • 2017 – Yala Yolo
  • 2017 – Concentrate On Your Life
  • 2018 - Shaku Trouble

Featured Artist

  • 2013 – Dem No Know – feat. Willcino `
  • 2013 – Sexy Girl feat Chuddy K & Made  
  • 2014 – Baba Alaye feat Q Dot
  • 2014 – Baba Loke feat Orezi
  • 2016 -  Adura Elijah Remix feat. Oritse Femi

VIDEOGRAPHY

YEAR          TITLE                                  DIRECTOR  

2010           Far Away                            Rashdimu & Play Say

2013           Ejo Le Fero                         Mo Film Works & Play Say                                                        

2013           9JA                                     Play Say    

2013           Anyanju                              Rashdimu                                                                                          

2013          Be Naa Ni                           Rashdimu  

2013         No Be Say                            Director Say

2014         Baba Loke                            Mo Film Works  

2015         Lomo                                    Frizzle &  Brizzle

2015         Adura Elijah                         Frizzle  & Brizzle                                                                            

2016       For The Local                 Frizzle & Brizzle                                                                                                

2017         Concentrate On Your Life   MoFilm Works  

2017          Coming Thru                       Hg2 Film Works

2018           Para                                    Adamsgud

HUMANITARIAN & MENTORING

Jhybo is a youth ambassador , volunteering his services to youth groups and mentoring projects, career groups and reform schools.

REFERENCES

  1. https://www.lindaikejisblog.com/2015/04/jhybo-responds-to-his-fans-on-why-hes.html Jhybo life after Bay productions label dispute posted by Linda Ikeji.
  2. https://www.premiumtimesng.com/entertainment/166881-nigerian-rappers-father-threatens-label-%E2%80%8Eowners-life-over-contract.html  Record label dispute with Bay Productions 2014.
  3. https://www.bellanaija.com/2016/05/all-the-fun-photos-of-seyilaw-korede-bello-reekado-banks-tekno-paul-o-ubi-franklin-more-at-the-arins-angels-mayday-concert-in-london/ United Kingdom Tour April/May 2016.
  4. https://www.channelstv.com/tag/jhybo/ Jhybo interview on Channels TV ( Street hip hop was here before Olamide )
  5. http://musicafrica.tv/?s=jhybo+im+africa This Episode of I'M Africa features JHYBO aka "The Rap Woli" as he talks humbly about His type of Music in Africa, Prominence and Reps Music Africa.
  6. https://talkmediaafrica.com/2012/01/26/jhybo-set-to-drop-his-debut-album-on-feburary-12-2012/ Jhybo Album launch by Talk Media Africa.
  7.  http://www.pulse.ng/entertainment/celebrities/jhybo-arrested-by-sars-over-gun-photo-on-his-phone-id8382923.html Jhybo added to the number of celebrities routinely stopped by SARS operatives. ( Special Anti Robbery Squad controversy )
  8. https://www.360nobs.com/2016/11/music-jhybo-ft-oritsefemi-adura-elijah-remix/ Remix of Jhybo's hit song Adura Elijah with popular singer/song writer Oritse Femi
  9. http://www.pulse.ng/entertainment/celebrities/lizzy-anjorin-actress-denies-marriage-rumours-id3898404.html Jhybo denies marriage rumours with popular Nigeria actess Lizzy Anjorin.
  10. https://notjustok.com/video-download/f78-weekly-news-davido-trevor-noah-terry-g-trey-songz-jhybo-mr-2kay-ray-x-sk-6th-april-2015/ Lomo voted top video picks at NotJustOk
  11. http://nigezie.tv/jhybo-small-doctor-duncan-mighty-coming-thru/ Nigezie TV review Jhybo featuring the veteran singer Duncan Mighty - Track 'Coming Thru'.
  12. http://www.pulse.ng/incoming/rapper-jhybo-releases-his-first-single-of-the-year-in-para-id8236403.html Pulse Tv Interview & review - Jhybo features the legendary Sound Sultan.
  13. https://howng.com/starsconnect-meet-fast-rising-nigerian-artiste-jhybo/ Jhybo features on Starts Connect 2015.
  14. https://www.xclusivehit.net/video-ovation-carol-theme-song-16-l-a-x-ceeza-dotman-jhybo-toby-grey-wonder-boy-okiemute-christmas-is-here/ Jhybo features in the official 'Ovation carol Theme Song and Video' for 2016. Dele Momodu#Ovation Red Carol
  15. http://www.pulse.ng/entertainment/music/new-music-dj-real-make-sense-ft-dammy-krane-skales-jhybo-tee-blaq-small-doctor-id3615201.html Jhybo featured in collabo of top nigerian artists - track called 'Make Sense'


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