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Biography Of Ghanaian Dancehall Artiste Jahlead

Emmanuel Essel-Ackom, popularly known in the Ghanaian creative and arts industry as JahLead is a songwriter, singer and performer born October 7, 1985. He had his basic school education at St John’s Preparatory School where he discovered his music talent.

He then pursued secondary education at Swedru Secondary. JahLead continued to build his musical foundation, nurtured his discovered talent and performed to the amusement of his school mates during school organized entertainment events.

He later got admission to pursue further studies at the University of Cape Coast, in his third year he started his professional recordings where he would travel all the way to Accra just to record and return back to school.


JahLead, as the name goes, is a versatile musician whose music prowess revolves around a myriad of genres such as Reggae, Dancehall, and Ghanaian Highlife music. As an artist, his music touches on daily core real-life issues that confront society.

His distinct vocal prowess and choice of melodies in the making of his works distinguish him from his peers. JahLead’s key motivation is to inculcate positive consciousness and high moral uprightness into the minds of followers.

Since the inception of his career, JahLead has released songs such as ‘In these times’, Asah, So Solid, Holy Sinner, Strength, Ginger, Moni Palaba, etc. These compositions have captured and sunk deeper into the ears of first-time listeners who have expressed varied opinions on his lyrical dexterity.

As part of his social responsibility, JahLead has plans to join the fray of generational thinkers and social change makers by embarking on symposiums and motivational forums with the youth in a quest to positively educate and enhance their thinking abilities.

JahLead doesn’t necessarily look at music as a source of entertainment but also as a means to educate, preserve and propagate positive societal values. His slogan ‘Upness to the fullest and to the world’ is fast gaining grounds amongst followers who see him as a strong developmental advocate through music.

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