The Up and Coming British Star – E2J
E2J is a 20-year-old musician born in Enfield, North London to Nigerian parents, who have just made a blockbuster song with BNXN Fka Buju titled “Home Pt 1“.
Growing up E2J’s passion was rugby, and by the time he had turned 18, he had accomplished such honors as playing Academy rugby and representing Great Britain in American football, before signing a contract with League 1 side DMP in Darlington.
However, during the 1st lockdown, E2J will find a new passion in music – taking inspiration from the likes of Ghetts, Kano, Biggie Smalls, and NAS. E2J would listen to these artists constantly and perfect his lyrical capability.
The young star states “Home PT1” is just a teaser. I have various songs where my wordplay is the point of focus, I have songs where the story is the point of focus and I have songs with a deeper meaning. Home PT1 is a song where I showcase my vibes, whilst delivering a message in the 2nd half of the song”
When we asked E2J what his stay was like in Nigeria, he giggled before saying “I didn’t know what to expect, because I’ve lived in London my entire life. I only visited Nigeria for a few months when I was 2/3 years old and I hadn’t returned until recently; That’s where the line ‘Yeah I came back to naij… yeah it’s nice’ Comes from”.
We later asked him how the collaboration with Buju happened? He said:-
“I had already recorded my vocals with P.Priime (Producer who has made viral hits for Wizkid, Olamide and Reekado Banks) and he had suggested that I should get Buju on the song. So I messaged his manager and we just linked up on a Thursday… Just like that”.
The young rapper then goes on to say “This was after Buju had returned back to the UK after working with Jae5 (British Producer that has produced for the likes of Wizkid, Rema, Skepta, Dave, J Hus and NSG) and we just hit the studio in his house whilst playing Fifa and chilling with various producers”
When we asked E2J what it was like working with Buju he said “I can’t lie… Buju is the face of the new gen in African music; he doesn’t complain and he knows how to sing for real“.
I was sat in his house a month before Finesse came out and I turned over to his producer Steph as they were playing the song on the speaking and said to him ‘What’s this song called’ He told me the name and I instantly tried to google it, but nothing came up… that’s when I realized I was listening to an unreleased song. You guys will see how great Buju is very soon”
E2J is one of the most humble artists in today’s generation. He doesn’t swear in his music, nor does he talk about anything.
E2J is truly E rated and he is the future face of music. We look forward to hearing more from him in the near future.