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The STORY OF GHANA'S Reggae Malignant Expressionist


Elvis Jackson Etuah with stage name “Papa Jay” I am a Ghanaian orthodox Reggae music expressionist and Artist based in Ghana, Kumasi. Papa Jay was born on 6
th June 1957, in Kumasi at Mmrom where he schooled.

He continued his basic education at K.O. Methodist Primary School, after he had spent a year in Adum Presbyterian School in Kumasi.

Six years later, he continued to second cycle institution a Senior high School at College of Art and Industry also situated in Ayigya Kumasi and completed that cycle in the year 1979.

According to Papa Jay, his father was a great musician who played almost all the instrument he had in his cabinet, and that he was inspired by the numerous talent of his father, Mr. William Somerville Jackson Etuah.

He started listening to his father as he plays these instruments; he wanted to be like him. As a kid he always listen to his father’s songs and the songs of the great Legend, Bob Marley and other top Reggae Artists such as Bob Marley, Max Romeo of whose songs truly inspired him.  

“Musically, the brightness of Bob Marley and the instrumental vibration of his father quickened his spirit. Papa Jay, real named Elvis Jackson Etuah released songs like “Agyanka Dabrem” which was then a High-life song and “Mogya No” Gospel, all songs produced and composed by Elvis Jackson Etuah. He has worked with Artist’s like, Kwame Adjei, of the blessed memories, and the leader of Adams Apple’s band in Monrovia, Liberia; and Kwame Owusu the then band’s leader of the City Nine Band, in Kumasi. (CITY HOTEL’S RESIDENT BAND)  
In the near future, Papa Jay wants to be seen as one of the greatest Reggae Acts. Reggae Malignant Expressionist that Ghana has ever had.

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