- JUSTIN KINGLAND’S 4REAL RECORDS SET TO CHANGE THE FORTUNE OF GH ARTISTES
Malaysian based musician and CEO of 4Real records Justin Kingland aka Dr Money, has disclosed that he is prepared to take more Ghanaian artistes to Asia and United States for tour. He made this revelation recently at his ultra modern studio located at Taifa a suburb of Accra.
The Nigerian born artiste who started his musical career in Nigeria and Ghana over a decade ago has already signed Ghana’s reggae – dancehall artiste, Ras Kuuku (Puom) to his 4Real record label which has its head office in Malaysia. Although the record label boss was stingy with information but we however gathered from close sources that the deal comes with a car and a trip to Malaysia to shoot the group’s new video for their hit single title ‘nuff gyals’.
Speaking further, Dr. Money said before he and Ras Kuuku depart the shores of Ghana next month February, they will be playing a gig together on the 30 of January at Just Here spot, located opposite shoprite in Achimota. The show dubbed ‘Dance Hall Groove will also see SK Original, Prince One-Day, Gabi, King Vuvu amongst others hitting the stage.
Justin Kingland also known as JKL is the African Music Ambassador in Malaysia. He is also the founder of Face of Agulu – a beauty pageant meant to celebrate the beauties in the eastern part of Nigeria. He is also the creator of Anambra Got Talent in the same area of Nigeria.
In 2005 Kingland formed the first African dancehall group in Malaysia called I and I combination alongside King Lhota of Senegal. In 2008 he was invited by Fourth Quarter Entertainment to Florida USA thus becoming the first African artiste on their music chart.
Kingland has done music professionally for over 14 years and has collaborated with legends in reggae & dancehall tune, like Sizla Kalonji and Elephant Man. He has also rocked the same stage with super stars, like Rita Mali, High Jahman, Gregory Isaac, Damian Marley, and Nigeria’s Majeck Fashek amongst others.
In an interview with Radio Gold and Plus FM recently, he made it clear that, As an African with a passion for his mother-land, nature and music has driven him to all corners of the world in search of pure inspiration and motivation musical. This according to him is one of the reasons why he is in Ghana.
He however encouraged Ghanaian artiste who know that they are good enough for the Asian market to reach him on facebook (jkl4real) and with @jkl4real as the twitter handle to get connected to him and his 4Real record label.