Jux, sometimes known as ‘African Boy,’ is a Tanzanian artist and songwriter. Born in Dar es Salaam, his passion in music began at an early age, when he began to rap at the age of 16.
However, it is his singing that he is best renowned for, and he is regarded as one of Tanzania’s highest paid performers. When Jux joined to Tanzanian record company A.M records in 2008, he began recording R&B songs instead.
Since then, he has recorded numerous popular songs, including ‘Sugua,’ which featured Diamond Platnumz, ‘Juu,’ which featured Vanessa Mdee, and ‘Regina,’ which included Otile Brown.
The Tanzanian Communications Regulatory Authority banned his song ‘Uzuri Wako’ (translation: Your Goodness) in 2018, along with tracks by numerous other musicians, including Diamond Platnumz, for violating Tanzanian morality and values.
In 2015, he won the ‘Best R&B Song’ award at the Kili Music Awards, popularly known as the Tanzania Music Awards. At the Zanzibar International Film Festival in 2017, he won the prize for Best East African Music Video (2017).
He was also nominated for ‘Best Male East Africa’ at the AFRIMMA awards in 2018 and 2019. In 2019, he also performed on Coke Studio Africa. Following the release of multiple singles, his debut album, named ‘The Love Album,’ was published in 2019, including tracks by a variety of musicians, including Nigerian singer Singah and Diamond Platnumz.
In 2019, Jux published his debut studio album, ‘The Love Album,’ which had 18 tracks. The album has gotten over 1.3 million plays on Boomplay to date, making it one of the most played East African R&B albums of all time.
Jux Biography profile summary
- Name : Juma Mussa Mkambala
- Stage name : Jux
- Other Names : African Boy
- Date of Birth : September 01, 1989
- Place Of Birth : Singida, Tanzania
- Nationality : Tanzanian
- Genres : Bongo flava, Afropop & Rap
- Years Active : 2015 to present
- Occupations : Musician, singer, songwriter