Jamila Jemstone

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Jamila Jemstone
Birth name Jamila Mohammed
Born (1972-01-16) 16 January 1972 (age 46)
Kaduna, Nigeria
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, music consultant

Jamila Jemstone (born 16 January 1972), aka Jamila Mohammed, is a British/Nigerian singer-songwriter and music consultant, she was born in Kaduna, Nigeria. Jamila was raised in the UK.

Background[edit]

Jamila is the fifth daughter of Margaret (née Roberts), a nurse from Wales, and, Inuwa Mohammed, a veterinary surgeon from Nigeria. She has four siblings: Amina, Yasmin, Kareen and Hindy.

Jamila attended Penrhos College in North Wales, King William's College in the Isle of Man and Kingston University, UK. After leaving Kingston she embarked on a career in the music industry, temping at various London record labels before landing a permanent position working for UK-based singer-songwriter Gabrielle,[1] spending the 1990s/2000s working with Go! Beat Records/Polydor and Gabrielle. Jamila left music for four years to pursue a career in the oil and gas sector in West Africa before finally going back to music.

Latest works[edit]

In May 2011 Jamila released her debut single "No Regrets" in Nigeria. The song was given good support by radio, TV and press in Nigeria and was received well by critics.[2] Jamila’s follow-up single “We Are One” was released September 2011,[3][4] a song aimed at promoting unity and peace in Nigeria.[5] The song was also shortlisted (one of three songs) as the Team Nigeria song for the London 2012 Olympic Games,[6] which was eventually won by the Nigerian act Big Smile with his song “Niaja Don Win”,[7] decided by a national radio vote. Her first album, Story Book, was officially released later in 2012.

Between 2013-2016 Jamila completed a BSc (Hons) degree in Oil and Gas Management and was awarded first class honours. She continues to work on new material, whilst also re-pursuing her career in the Oil and Gas sector.

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