Jason El – A, presenter and artiste
CELEBRATED CO-HOST of the influential Campus radio show ‘Young Wild and Free’ on Live FM and musician Jason Osman El-Agha, popularly known in Showbiz as Jason El – A, has said he is currently not in competition with anyone in the music industry.
The artiste, in an interview with the Fylladey said “I am in no competition with any artiste but myself; I am branding to be the best Jason, not anyone else. Music brought me into presenting. I have passion for what I do though it hasn’t been easy being both an artiste and a presenter.”
The multi-talented artiste disclosed that most up-coming artiste are giving up due to lack of attention from the key people in the music industry.
He said, “It saddens my heart when I see talents giving up. I always advise them to keep knocking hard for it is not easy but they should think about their passion. All the big guys never gave up; they followed their passion even in the midst of no recognition or attention.
“Follow your passion. Music doesn’t pay as a new artiste but your passion and drive towards your talent will bring some paying opportunities. They should keep pushing hard.”
Jason, who got to be on television after his first major interview as a musician with Berla Mundi, was spotted by the management of Ghone TV and is currently the host of ‘Rythmz International’ on GHone TV (on Fridays) and ‘Young, Wild and Free’ on Live 91.9 FM.
El- A has a Ghanaian mother and an Arabian father and had both his basic and secondary education in Akuapem Akropong in the Eastern Region of Ghana.
The artiste, unlike other artistes, did not start music at an early age due to his shy nature though the passion to do music was burning in him.
He said “though I loved music I never performed on stage during my SHS days. I started my music career at University of Ghana, Legon, where my friends supported me to do music full time.”
The singer said that he is presently in a deep relationship with his fans, which is why he calls anyone of them ‘Breda’.
“Calling someone your brother is a deep connection. That is why I have been calling them that. I love my fans so much because they promote my songs everywhere.”
He has featured on over 24 songs aside his seven songs captured in an EP titled ‘Listen’. According to him he chose the title ‘ listen’ because he wants people to listen to him, he said his EP is all about himself, his Career as a musician and a media person.
The artiste said he takes his inspiration from past experiences and the death of his grandfather. He also said he always make good use of every opportunity that comes his way.