Michael Baiye who is better known by his stage name “Jbwai” is a Cameroonian musician, singer, performer songwriter, record producer, born on September 28th, 1993.in Kumba, a prominent town in the southwest region of English speaking Cameroon, the town is known for his vibrant business and entertainment atmosphere, the town is popularly known in Cameroon as K TOWN
Jbwai is presently based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, made his first venture into music when he was 24, he has released several singles such as Come Close featuring Tropicoboy and Tyke, ONA feat Tropicoboy, Holiday (single) and Imani and has been part of mega-concerts for top Afrobeats artists from Africa.
His music is influenced by classic Afro-beat vibes, but it also has a more unique feel, embracing a wide range of modern influences, allowing his sound to hit with a mercurial twist.
ABOUT AWA NIAGARA FALLS FESTIVAL
Founded in 2011 by international artist Sonia Aimy, African Women Acting (AWA) is an incorporated non-profit organization. The organization aims to empower, promote and preserve African cultural arts of all modalities in Ontario. These include vocal and instrumental music, theatre, dance, visual arts, spoken word, story-telling and poetry.
In order to comprehensively achieve our goal, we ardently support female African artists and those of the diaspora and champion related issues. As we are a community of women, the agenda of addressing social activism for social issues such as sexism, discrimination, racism, homelessness, gender-based violence and mental health are some aimed at to eradicate. Through artistic expressions, AWA brings these issues to light and offers knowledge, support and solutions.
Although AWA prioritizes promoting female African artists, we strongly believe in inclusivity in the arts community. We encourage partnerships and collaborations with artists of all genders, ethnicities and religious or spiritual beliefs.