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Wesley Johnson (born 1977), known by his stage name 2Play,[1] is a British musician, record producer, and mixed martial artist.

Music career[edit]

(Wesley Johnson)
Birth name Wesley Johnson
Also known as 2Play
Born (1977-07-22) 22 July 1977 (age 37)
Origin London, England
Genres R&B, hip hop, reggae, dancehall, garage
Occupations Musician, record producer, songwriter, rapper
Years active 2002–present
Associated acts Raghav, Jucxi D, Maxi Priest, Moni, Naila Boss, Thomas Jules

2Play is a MOBO Award–winning record producer and performer.[2] He is best known for songs with the Canadian-Indian singer Raghav, as well as collaborations with a number of artists including Jucxi D, Naila Boss, Thomas Jules and Moni.

He has had two UK Top 10 hit singles: "So Confused" (featuring Raghav and Jucxi) and "It Can't Be Right" (featuring Raghav and Naila Boss).[3] A cover of Kevin Lyttle's "Turn Me On" featuring Raghav and Jucxi appeared as a B-side to the single "So Confused". In 2005, "So Confused" also won "Best Single" at the UK Asian Music Awards.[4]

He has produced, remixed and sang successful cover versions for songs like George Michael's "Careless Whisper" (featuring Thomas Jules and Jucxi D) and Maxi Priest's "Close to You" (featuring Moni).



Year Single Chart positions Album
UK Singles Chart[3]
2003 "So Confused" featuring Raghav and Jucxi 6 Raghav album Storyteller
2004 "It Can't Be Right" featuring Raghav and Naila Boss 8
2005 "Careless Whisper" featuring Thomas Jules and Jucxi D 29
2007 "Close to You"featuring Moni
2009 "That's What The Girls Like" featuring Maxi Priest, Moni and Jucxi D

Mixed martial arts[edit]

Wesley Johnson
Born (1977-07-22) 22 July 1977 (age 37)
London, England
Nationality English
Division Lightweight
Style Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Karate
Fighting out of London, England
Rank blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
black belt in Karate
Mixed martial arts record
Total 7
Wins 5
By knockout 1
By submission 4
Losses 1
By knockout 1
No contests 1
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

In addition to his music career, Johnson is also a mixed martial artist. He has fought for Cage Rage and Ultimate Challenge MMA.[5]


Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 5–1 (1) Simon Carington Submission (guillotine choke) UCMMA 11 – Adrenaline Rush 27 March 2010 1 N/A London, England
Loss 4–1 (1) Luke Smith TKO (punches) UCMMA 9 – Fighting for Heroes 5 December 2009 1 4:09 London, England
Win 4–0 (1) Danny Fletcher Submission (triangle choke) UCMMA 6 – Payback 22 August 2009 1 1:02 London, England
Win 3–0 (1) Alex Harvey Submission (triangle choke) UCMMA 5 – Heat 11 July 2009 1 N/A London, England
NC 2–0 (1) Scott Pooley No Contest UCMMA 2 – Unbreakable 7 February 2009 1 N/A London, England
Win 2–0 Matt Smith Submission (triangle choke) Cage Rage 28 – VIP 20 September 2008 1 0:44 London, England
Win 1–0 Mark Brown TKO (punches) Cage Rage 27 – Step Up 12 July 2008 1 0:31 London, England


  1. ^ Graham Betts Complete UK Hit Albums 1956-2005 2005 - Page 330 "Raghav Mathur (bom 1983) who was educated at ... He won the 2004 MOBO Award for Best Collaboration with 2Play and Jucxi for So Confused."
  2. ^ aCharts.us: 2Play page
  3. ^ a b Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 571. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  4. ^ "Artists unite to celebrate British Asian Music". Retrieved 24 August 2010. 
  5. ^ Sherdog.com. "Wesley Johnson MMA Stats, Pictures, News, Videos, Biography, and More". Sherdog.com. Retrieved 22 March 2010. 

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