|Birth name||Abdul Rasheed Bello|
|Also known as||Skillz|
|Genres||Afro hip hop
|Occupations||Rapper, record producer, DJ, songwriter|
|Associated acts||Big Brovaz
The 419 Squad
JJC (short for Johnny Just Come; Nigerian slang for a recent arrival, especially naïve newcomers - see example of JJC usage at the forum of Nigerian Village Square) is the stage name for Abdul Rasheed Bello, a Nigerian rapper and record producer. He was born on April 4, 1977 in Kano, Nigeria, but has been based in London since 1991.
He has produced singles for UK pop acts such as Liberty X, Lemar and Big Brovaz. He is currently setting up his own production company, Backbone Music, and working with a number of developing new artists. He has stated that some of his influences are Shina Peters and Fela Kuti.
His first album is titled Atide. The 419 Squad, (a Nigerian group of singers and rappers) are featured on the album. (419 is the chapter of Fraud in the Nigerian Criminal code and also the streetname for the infamous Nigerian advance fee fraud). JJC has performed with the 419 Squad at numerous events, including WOMAD and the RESPECT festival. In 2004 they together won a KORA All African Music Award as best artists Westafrica.
- Official website
- Profile on BBC site for Africa on your Street
- "Nigerians rap against fraud", BBC News, 15 August 2003
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