Jo’ Wayne is a young genius who goes by the name Jonathan Elorm Wayne Kpoh. A graduate from the university of Cape Coast (UCC), in Ghana who read BSc. Medical Laboratory Science and is currently a 5th year student of the Doctor of Medical Laboratory Science program in the University for Development Studies.
Many will ask why music since he seems to be a science oriented person? The simple answer is; “one can have passion for two extremes at the same time and it’s never wrong – it’s just society’s own way of trying to segregate stuff”.
Music has been his therapy since his early days as a child growing up in the company of separated parents. As he went through the various stages of life, he became more enthusiastic about music especially when he joined the Ghana Police Church Junior choir to discover more about his music prowess whiles in the Junior High School.
Jo’ Wayne became more interested in music when he finally made it into the Labone Senior High School in 2008, where he was a performer on several programs that were held on campus. In 2010, he left to Mawuli school on a transfer request in order for him to continue with his 3rd and 4th years. There, he met the likes of Kros who’ll become his long time music cohort as they’ve grown together in music. After high school in 2012, Wayne and Kros decided to stay home for a year before going back to school. They produced some great music for themselves and this led to the birth of Upgraded Music which was once the home of Wayne’s music. After dropping some great music and a mix tape dubbed “STAR – EP” which translates as “Starting The Artistic Race – Everybody’s Playlist”. Jo’ Wayne decided to start his own brand since distance and time was becoming an impediment to the progress of work for him when Kros went on to continue his studies in the field of Petrochemical Engineering at KNUST whiles he was also in UCC. Savage Haven Records became a reality in the year 2015 and since has been the brand under which Wayne has been bringing out his releases.
According to the type of music Jo’ Wayne churns out, one can say that he is inspired by love, humor, hate, and several societal issues. You can undoubtedly feel the aforementioned emotions in his Afro pop, R&B and rap songs if you pay attention to his lyrics.
Jo’ Wayne wishes to take the Ghanaian music industry to a different and higher pedestal when he finally receives the sort of recognition he feels is needed for that to be done.