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Monday 23 October 2023

MUSIC VIDEO: Pheelz - JELO (feat. Young Jonn)

Showing no signs of stopping or slowing down, breakout Nigerian singer, songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Pheelz serves up a stunning and cinematic music video for his buzzing anthem ‘JELO’ featuring Young Jonn. Watch HERE and listen HERE (via Warner Records).

Directed by Tay as “A Family Picture”. the intimate clip threads together candid vignettes. Pheelz pulls up on a barbershop to greet friends. In between scenes from a photo shoot, he and Young Jonn join a choir in perfect harmony as heavenly choreography captivates. The video offers a glimpse of a day in his life and projects the uplifting energy of the track on-screen and on stage.

‘JELO’ has already gathered over 3.1 million streams and counting. Beyond plugs from OkayAfrica and Culture Custodian, while The Guardian Nigeria predicted, “This release sets the stage for exciting collaborations in the future, showcasing their ability to create magic together.”

Originating as producers, they contributed to a plethora of hit singles for various Afrobeats superstars. Pheelz has produced chart-toppers for Tiwa Savage, Olamide, Fireboy DML and Davidoamong others. Similarly, Young Jonn has churned out bangers for the likes of Olamide, Kizz Daniel and many more. Their influence played a significant role in the growth and evolution of Olamide’s YBNL and its artists within the industry.

‘JELO’ followed the fan favorite ‘YOLO’ which reeled in over 3.9 million streams and 1.8 million YouTube views on the music video. It arrived on the heels of Pheelz's acclaimed 2023 EP, Pheelz Good. The hit project has amassed more than 232 million global streams. It’s a brilliant 8-song set that boasts features from Davido (‘Electricity’) and BNXN (‘Finesse) and deftly blends Afrobeats bangers with songs rooted in melodic R&B and Pop — all of which showcase the rising star’s dazzling versatility and blinding future. 

Pheelz was named “Artist To Watch” in 2023 by Pandora and Amazon Music. After ‘“Finesse established him as an international star on the rise, he built on the buzz with a dazzling set at Essence Fest’s Afrobeats After Dark party in New Orleans and made his US television debut with a performance on NBC’s Late Show with Seth Meyers. Watch it HERE. Pheelz was also the first Afrobeats Artist to Perform at the BET Awards Pre-Show, where he earned a 2022 nomination for Best New International Act.


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