N'fa

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N'fa
Birth name N'fa Forster-Jones
Also known as N'fa Jones
Born (1979-03-21) 21 March 1979 (age 35)
Genres Hip hop, Electronica, Future Soul
Labels Rubber/Sony The Ayems/Sony
Associated acts Roots Manuva Drapht Nick Thayer Son Of Kick
Website www.nfajones.com

N'fa (born N'fa Forster-Jones; also known as N'fa Jones, 21 March 1979) is an African Australian rapper born in London, but raised in Perth, Western Australia, best known as the frontman for 1200 Techniques. Forster-Jones was a nationally ranked 110m hurdler and placed third at the 2001 and 2002 Australian Championships, and fourth in the 2000 Olympic trials.[1] His personal best recorded time was 14.08s (wind: +1.8) set in Brisbane on 25 March 2001, tho clocked 13.91 "unofficial" in Auckland's trans-tasman test meet in 2001.

Early life[edit]

His mother Michela Johnson is from Western Australia. His father, Quashie Forster-Jones is from Sierra Leone.[2] Forster-Jones met Heath Ledger at Guildford Grammar School and remained friends until the actor's death in 2008.[3] At a young age, Forster-Jones also dabbled in acting and appeared in a Tim Tam commercial and a small role in the film Queen of the Damned - a 2002 film adaptation of the third novel of Anne Rice's, starring Aaliyah and Stuart Townsend.[4]

Musical career[edit]

As of 2006, Forster-Jones has shipped over 50,000 albums with 1200 Techniques alone.[5] In 2010, N'fa re-released the song "Cause An Effect" remastered as an EP with various remixes of the track and video clip on iTunes.[6]

In 2011, N'fa became known as N'fa Jones (with the introduction of his surname) with the release of the collaborative single "Wayooy" Ft Roots Manuva and M-Phazes, the lead single from his EP "Babylondon" on Australian Independent Label Rubber Records, who he originally signed to with Hip Hop act 1200 Techniques. Heath Ledger (child hood friend of N'fa) conceived and directed two video clips for his Cause An Effect solo album in 2006 ("Seduction Is Evil", and the title track "Cause An Effect").

Discography[edit]

1200 Techniques[edit]

Albums
Singles
  • Infinite Styles EP (2001)
  • Karma (2002) - #36 Australian singles chart
  • Eye of the Storm (2003) - #84 Australia[7]
  • Where Ur At (2003) - #35 Australia
  • Fork in the Road (2004) - #55 Australia[8]
DVDs
  • One Time Live with "1200 techniques" (2003)

Solo[edit]

Albums
EPs
  • First Step EP (2006)
  • Brain Wash EP (2008)[9]
  • Cause An Effect remastered EP (2010)
  • Babylondon (2012)
Singles
  • Universal King (Left Right Left) (2006)
  • Cause An Effect (2006)
  • Seduction Is Evil (She's Hot) (2006)
  • Wayooy featuring Roots Manuva & M-Phazes (2011)
  • March On featuring Bass Kleph (2012)

Collaborations[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1][dead link]
  2. ^ "Heath Ledger Produced N`FA Video Released - Undercover.fm News". Undercover.fm. 2009-10-30. Retrieved 2014-08-19. 
  3. ^ "N'fa - Gig previews & reviews - Music - Entertainment". theage.com.au. Retrieved 2014-08-19. 
  4. ^ [2][dead link]
  5. ^ [3][dead link]
  6. ^ "iTunes - Music - Cause an Effect - EP by No Fixed Abode". Itunes.apple.com. 2010-07-11. Retrieved 2014-08-19. 
  7. ^ The ARIA Report, Pandora.nla.gov.au, July 28, 2003.
  8. ^ The ARIA Report, Pandora.nla.gov.au, August 16, 2004.
  9. ^ [4][dead link]