Michael Baiye who is better known by his stage name “Jbwai” is a Toronto based Cameroonian musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer, born on September 28th, 1993.in Kumba,a prominent town in the southwest region of English speaking Cameroon, the town is known for his vibrant business and entertainment atmosphere, the town is popularly known in Cameroon as K TOWN .growing up in such town you will train yourself how to become streetwise in other to survive.
Michael did his primary education at the diligent bilingual academy in Kumba, after obtaining his common entrance and first school leaving certificate he move to CCAS Kumba where he did his secondary and high school, he gains admission into the university of Buea he later travels to Canada for further studies where he studied computer science and specialize in computer maintenance and networking, after graduating, he took courses in sound engineering, sound design,and music production.
The artist who is presently based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, made his first venture into music when he was 24, he has released several singles such as Come Close featuring Tropicoboy and Tyke, ONA feat Tropicoboy, Holiday (single) and Imani which is his most recent single. Jbwai admits that of the most challenges he has faced in his early days as a musician, deciding whether to be a singer or a rapper was the toughest decision he had to make. He concedes he was part of a team and that his challenges were lessened from the help they gave each other while helping him grow at the same time. He has been opening mega-concert for top afrobeat artists from Africa. His music is influenced by classic Afro-beat vibes, but it also has a more unique feel, embracing a wide range of modern influences, allowing his sound to hit with a mercurial twist.
Jbwai music flows with free natural energy as engaging as his equally prolific personality he has proven himself to be a performing artist of extraordinary talent and crowd moving passion, with finesse and charisma. This songwriter. composer, and producer has successfully etched out a place for his unique musical expression electrifying audiences in and around the Toronto area with sold out performance.
His fluid and deep melodic tone voice glide over rhythms that draw upon afrobeat.makossa salsa, and pop influences.