TJAN real name Tijani Olasunmbo Fowosere born in February 21, 1992, into a family of four with two elder brothers and a younger sister. As a kid, he grew up listening to gospel music everyday in Surulere, he listened to the likes of Ron Kenoly, Alvin Slaughter and Don Moen among others.
He was born into a family that loved music so much and from a tender age, he has always wanted to sound different from everybody, creating his own style called Soul Afro Pop with influences from his father and elder brother who is a rapper. He started writing his songs when he was in SSS1 at the age of 14 and recorded his first song at the age of 17 titled ‘What you like’ but revealed he didn’t promote it due to some circumstances.
He later enrolled at the Muson School of Music where he studied music and vocal training and while he was at it, he got admission into North American University, Houdegbe, Benin. Although he did his music on the side, there was no proper push because he had no money and no label.
He was in his final year when he took part in the Nigerian Idol Season 3 where he was among the last 20 contestants out of over 2000 people from different states in Nigeria. He later went ahead to win the Airtel music competition in Delta State, Iseluku, where he did his three weeks National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) orientation. It was through this platform that he was discovered by Right Entertainment and Achievas music who decided to partner and give him a proper push so the world could be exposed to his music.
From then onwards, Tjan has, within a short period of emergence in the music scene, carved an envious niche for himself with a growing array of fans and soulful songs that keep both the young and old gyrating. The handsome singer with the silky voice copped the award for the Best New Act at the recent Miss Tourism Nigeria 2016.
Tjan has been on a steady rise especially with his newest release, ‘Aduke’ which Cobhams Asuquo produced. The video was also directed by the prolific Kemi Adetiba.
Tjan is enormously talented and headlines an array of R n B stars emerging across the country and ‘Aduke’ proves it as it currently tops the Cool FM Charts amongst other radio/blog charts across Nigeria.