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Biography

  • Born

    12 December 1973 (age 44)

  • Born In

    Kano, Kano, Nigeria

Kingsley Eno Osagie, popularly known as Winning Jah, is a Nigerian veteran musician, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, author and philanthropist, born 12 December 1973 at the Kano State in the northern part of Nigeria. He is best known for his songs Big Man", which was later banned by the Nigerian Police Force in 90’s and Deep Sea, which was nominated for an Amnesty International Music Award in 2017 in the "Voci Per La Libertà" category. He also has created a reggae genre, spiced with elements of traditional music from the Edo State, which he calls Emababa beat, a term recently used nationwide in Nigeria by notable 21th century reggae musicians. He also is the founder of the AMC1D Projects International Onlus.

As a professional djembe player, Jah has hosted over 100 free djembe workshops in Italy for children and people with hearing disabilities, as estimated in 2016, in various national schools, in collaboration with local and international no profit organisations, and has also worked as a music therapist for aged people, in collaboration with various national health centers in Europe and Africa.

In 2015 he fought against international non-governmental organizations fund raising fraud in Africa, in collaboration with UNICEF and the United Nations, with a song titled To Whom It May Concern, released in three laguages, French, English and Italian.

His philosophy "WinningJahrian" disagrees with materialism and discriminations of all kind, rather race ,religion, sexual opinion.

He has financially supported the constructions and rennovations of schools in various Africa countries, like in Ghana, Mali, Benin and his place of origin, Nigeria.

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