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Wednesday 3 January 2024

MUSIC: JZyNo Afropop Sensation Closes off A Successful Year with His Latest Amapiano Offering ‘Yakunay’

Fresh off his accolade as Liberia's Afropop Artist of The Year, JZyNo makes a blazing return with his latest track, 'Yakunay’. This vibrant Amapiano single, translating to 'Hello' or 'Good Morning,' embodies JZyNo's warm embrace of the global music scene.

In a year marked by incredible success, Liberian Afropop sensation JZyNo's newest musical venture dives into the beats of Amapiano, setting the stage for a lively and immersive experience. 'Yakunay' emerges as the perfect soundtrack for this season, delivering an electrifying combination of rhythms that is set to captivate listeners worldwide!

As JZyNo continues his rapid rise to the top of the global music market, ‘Yakunay’ reaffirms his relentless pursuit of musical excellence, solidifying his take-off within the Afrobeat landscape.

‘Yakunay is all about lifting my country’s music industry to another height. It started at envisioning myself as my entry into the global market through my hit single ‘Butta My Bread’ but then it dawned on me that I am the first and only global artist to come out of Liberia at this moment. This feeling inspired me to do Yakunay, pretty much a hello from the “Rula” of Liberian music to the globe.’, says JZyNo. 

‘Yakunay’ is produced by Nhlonipho from Johannesburg, South Africa. Nhlonipho is famous for working with prominent artists such as Robot Boii, MFR Souls, Aymos, Baby S.O.N, Mörda, Black Coffee and Heavy-K. 

Stay tuned for 'Yakunay,' set to drop December 22nd, available on all major streaming platforms.
About JZyNo:

Jonathon Lee Pratt emerged onto the music scene in 2019, drawing inspiration from Kendrick Lamar. His hit "Kpan Kpan Me" catapulted him into the spotlight, clinching the MTN Liberian Music Awards' Afropop song of 2020. In 2021, he scooped multiple accolades including the Ghana Fashion and Lifestyle Awards and the Ghana Creative Arts Awards. His EP "Brown Sugar" dropped in August 2021, featuring standout tracks like "All You Want" and "RULA" with Tanzanian star Nedy and Ghana's Epixode. He bagged Liberia’s Most Admirable Entertainer in 2022 and claimed awards at the Ghana Emerging Stars Awards for "Fall Down Inside."

In 2023 JZyNo lead the MTN Liberia Music Awards receiving a total of 7 nominations. On the evening of the awards show, JZyNo walked away with an impressive 4 awards. 

JZyNo is managed by US-based powerhouse Poise Entertainment Group, in collaboration with Vth Season, the leading Music and Artist Service Agency in South Africa, for Africa. 


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