Jaywon Biography: Age, Net Worth, House, Songs, Birthday, Phone Number, Wife, Girlfriend

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Oluwajuwonlo Iledare, better known by his stage name Jaywon, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, performer, producer, and actor.

He rose to fame with his hit single “This Year” in 2012, which earned him several awards and endorsements. He is also the founder of Next World Music, an independent record label established in 2013 after leaving Kennis Music.

Jaywon has collaborated with many prominent artists in the Nigerian music industry, such as 2face, Sound Sultan, Phyno, Olamide, Reekado Banks, and Vector. He has also ventured into acting, starring in the movie “Army of the Thieves” in 2021.


  • Full name: Oluwajuwonlo Iledare
  • Nickname: Jaywon
  • Date of birth: June 6, 1986
  • Age: 37 years old
  • Gender: Male
  • Place of birth: Egbe, Kogi State, Nigeria
  • Nationality: Nigerian
  • Profession: Singer, songwriter, performer, producer and actor
  • Height: 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
  • Parents: N/A
  • Siblings: N/A
  • Spouse: N/A
  • Children: Brayden Iledare (son)
  • Relationship status: N/A
  • Net worth: $1.5 million

Early Life & Education

Oluwajuwonlo Iledare, popular as Jaywon, was born on June 6, 1986, in Egbe Mekun, a historic town in the Yagba West local government area of Kogi State, Nigeria. He is of Yoruba ethnicity and hails from the Ijumu clan.

He had his primary education at ECWA Primary School and his secondary education at Government Secondary School in Kogi State.

He later moved to Niger State, where he obtained an HND in Accounting from the Federal Polytechnic, Bida.

Personal Life

Jaywon has been very private about his personal life and has not revealed much about his romantic relationships.

However, he confirmed in 2016 that he had a son named Brayden Iledare, born in the Czech Republic.

He shared photos of his son on social media and expressed joy and gratitude. He also stated that he was not married to the mother of his son, but they were on good terms. He has not disclosed the identity of his son’s mother or his current relationship status.


Jaywon started his music career in 2005 when he relocated to Lagos, the commercial hub of Nigeria.

He worked with various artists, such as Ray G, Sound Sultan, W4, Slizzy E, and 2face, and recorded several songs.

In 2009, he got to perform at the Kennis Music Easter Fiesta, where he impressed the organizers and the audience with his talent and charisma. He was then signed to Kennis Music, one of the leading record labels in Nigeria at the time.

He released his debut album, Meet Jaywon, in 2009, which featured songs like “File Be,” “Gbon Gbon,” and “Jolly Muke.” He followed it up with Meet Jaywon Reloaded in 2011, which contained songs like “Tinko Angel,” “Why We Are Here,” and “Catch Me If You Can.”

In 2012, Jaywon released his breakthrough single, “This Year,” which became a massive hit and an anthem for many Nigerians. The song was a prayerful and inspirational tune that expressed hope and optimism for the future.

The song received rave reviews from critics and fans alike and won several awards, such as the Best Recording of the Year at The Headies 2013 and the Best New Artist at the Nigerian Music Video Awards 2009.

The song also earned him an endorsement deal with PZ Cussons, a multinational consumer goods company that used it for promotional campaigns.

2013 Jaywon left Kennis Music and founded his record label, Next World Music. He explained that his contract with Kennis Music had expired, and he wanted to move on and explore new opportunities.

He also said he had no issues with Kennis Music and appreciated their support and contribution to his career.

He released his first project under his new label, an EP titled This Year, in 2013, which featured songs like “From Anambra,” “Angelina,” “Madantin,” and “Tanawole.”

He also released singles like “Back to Sender” featuring Vector, “Gbadun” featuring Reekado Banks, Paraga” featuring Obesere and Small Doctor, and “Another Level” featuring Mr Eazi.

In 2016, Jaywon released his third studio album, Oba Orin, which means “King of Songs” in Yoruba. The album had 21 tracks and featured guest appearances from Phyno, Olamide, May D, Oritse Femi, Mode 9, 9ice, and others.

The album was well-received by critics and fans, who praised Jaywon’s versatility and creativity. Some of the songs in the album include “My Way,” “Fog,” “Back Home,” “Kule Lori,” and “PFM (Mama).”

In 2020, Jaywon released his fourth studio album, Aje the Mixtape, which had 10 tracks and featured artists like Zlatan, Lyta, Barry Jhay, Phyno, Magnito, IDYL, Danny S, Qdot, Keke Ogungbe, DMC Ladida, Alijiita and Umu Obiligbo.

The album was a mix of different genres and moods and showcased Jaywon’s maturity and growth as an artist. Some of the songs in the album include “Aje,” “Inside Life,” “Ability,” “One Call,” and “Family.”

In 2021, Jaywon released his fifth studio album, Jahbahlee, which had 12 tracks and featured artists like Seyi Vibez, Buju, Rudeboy, Patoranking, Niniola and others.

The album was a fusion of Afrobeat, dancehall, reggae, and pop, reflecting Jaywon’s positive and uplifting message. Some of the songs in the album include “Las Last,” “Saro,” “Sophisticated Iyawo,” “Malamu,” and “Fire for Fire.”

Apart from music, Jaywon has also ventured into acting, starring in the movie “Army of the Thieves” in 2021.

The movie was a comedy thriller that followed the exploits of robbers who planned to steal a priceless artifact from a museum. Jaywon played the role of one of the robbers alongside other actors like Basketmouth, Bovi, Funnybone, Buchi, and others.

Net Worth

Jaywon is among the most successful and influential artists in the Nigerian music industry.

He has amassed a fortune from his music career, as well as his endorsement deals, business ventures, and acting roles. According to various sources, his estimated net worth is $1.5 million.


Jaywon has had some minor issues and misunderstandings with some of his colleagues and fans. Some of these include:

In 2014, he disagreed with his former record label, Kennis Music, over the terms of his contract and his exit from the label. Kennis Music issued a statement advising all broadcasters to stop playing Jaywon’s songs until the resolution of the contract buy-out request.

Jaywon responded that his contract with Kennis Music had expired and had fulfilled all his obligations to the label. He also said he had no beef with Kennis Music and appreciated their role in his career.

In 2017, he was accused of stealing the concept and title of his song “Joromi” from Simi, who had released her version earlier.

Jaywon denied the allegation, saying that he had recorded his version of the song before Simi and that Sir Victor Uwaifo originally did the song in the 1960s. He also said he had no problem with Simi and respected her as an artist.

In 2018, he was arrested by the police for violating the curfew imposed by the Lagos State government during the COVID-19 pandemic.

He was caught driving around 11 pm, beyond the stipulated time of 8 pm. He was taken to the police station and later released after paying a fine. He apologized to his fans and the public for his mistake and urged everyone to obey the law.

Social Media

  • Instagram handle: @jaywonjuwonlo
  • Twitter handle: @JAYWONJUWONLO


Jaywon has appeared in one movie so far, which is:

  • Army of the Thieves


Jaywon has released five studio albums, including:

  • Meet Jaywon
  • Meet Jaywon Reloaded
  • Oba Orin
  • Aje the Mixtape
  • Jahbahlee

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