Ahmed Tejan Janneh (born December 21, 1990) know by his stage name (AJ) is a Sierra Leonean singer, rapper, songwriter, and a music producer. The name AJ was coined from his name Ahmed Janneh, AJ developed his love for music at the tender age of ten and began writing songs at the age of fifteen. He gets his inspiration from his environment and his life experience. His versatility means that he is not boxed into producing any or some form of music because he is capable of producing any style of music. However, most of his songs fall into the genres Afro-pop, Hip-hop, and Dancehall.
AJ is a musical talent with the triple threat abilities of writing, singing, producing and performing. AJ style of music is unique and involves blending English, Kerio and indigenous lyrics with sweet melodies. His music conveys originality and conscious narratives, rare qualities in contemporary Sierra Leonean artistes. His career took of seriously in the year 2010 when he decided he was going to take up music full time.
Photographer: Deng Mabur
Festival: MARYLAND PHOTO SHOOT 2016