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Riding rhythms with seven CSEC

Buju, Kartel, Shabba inspire Jahvillani

Published:Sunday | September 6, 2015 | 12:00 AM
Vybz Kartel
Shabba Ranks

By the time Dujon Edwards graduated from Ocho Rios High School, St Ann, in 2011, with seven CSEC subjects, he had already settled on his career choice. Four years later, Edwards, going by the stage name Jahvillani, has matured into a promising deejay.

Jahvillani has done recordings for several producers and is currently featured on Y.G.F Record's Bicycle Frame rhythm with Mouth Bad Man, which he hopes will eventually break him into the big time.

He also has new tracks for other producers - Which Part Mi Grow, on the Pressure rhythm and Money Weh Yuh Tun, on Kwashana Records' Mama Koka rhythm.

The deejay's musical journey started in primary school, when he was 10 years old and loved to create beats on the desks in his classroom. Spurred on by encouragement from family and friends and heavily influenced by dancehall stalwarts such as Buju Banton, Vybz Kartel and Shabba Ranks, Jahvillani firmly committed himself to doing music.

Two years after he completed high school, Jahvillani recorded his first song, Badda Than Dem, for Y.G.F Records/Junkyard Music Productions. The song showed that Jahvillani was not only a talented deejay, but a potent songwriter as well.


various producers


Since then, the young artiste has been busy in the studios. Jahvillani's recordings with St Ann producers Tevino and Sassaine later led to the formation of a team to work on his career.

According to Y.G.F Records, the team "consists of Reggae Sumfest rhythm winner (2013) , former UIM composer Steeno; Dajure, who is known for his splendid works with musicians such as Chezidek, Jah Cure, Fantan Mojah and Natures Entertainment; and also Akam Entertainment, which is operated by Kenardo Nelson, one of the most viewed channels on YouTube for reggae and dancehall music".

Jahvillani's collaboration with Y.G.F Records and Sassaine Records has led to singles such as Gal Come Over on the Quick Touch rhythm, RIP on the Dreamers Passion rhythm, Party Kick Ova and Mouth Bad Man.