Tamo J’s Biography
Dwight-Christopher Allen better known as recording artiste/ singer/ songwriter ‘Tamo J’, was born on the 23rd of May 1992 in London, Luton. He moved to Kingston, Jamaica with his mother three (3) years later. He was not only a bright & creative child, but possessed extraordinary talents. Raised in church, his musical journey began at a tender six (6) years old, with choir, group and solo performances. Tamo J attended Calabar High School for three (3) years, but completed his studies at Kingsway High School where he was a popular model student. Tamo J was inspired by Buju Banton, Beenie Man, Ryan Leslie and Usher Raymond. Tamo J nurtured his gift with practice and self-training, which eventually led to audio engineering. In 2011 he wrote, recorded and produced his very first song “Forever and Always”.
In November 2013 Tamo J fully produced his first 8 track EP, “Eccentric” in his bedroom. This was well received and set the path for Tamo J. In 2014, Tamo J met & began working with the legendary producer/songwriter Mikey Bennett. This lead to several opportunities and Tamo J has since then worked on projects for Rainforest Seafood’s, Walker’s Wood Seasoning, Lasco, Red Stripe, Puma, and Grace Kennedy. The singer also explored vocal production and has written for acts such as; Denyque, Kranium, Sean Paul, Singer J and Vanessa Bling to name a few. In 2017 “Life Too Short” was released on the Bitter Bush Riddim compilation, produced by One Army Entertainment. The song catapulted Tamo J into the dancehall space and became a popular track with radio play all over the world, earning him the respect as an artist to watch.
In March 2018, Tamo J won the song competition “Songs of the UK in JA”, hosted by The British High Commission and Jamaica National Bank. Tamo J later released a music video for his afro beat/dancehall infused single “Oh Mama”, produced by Z4 Productions JA. Tamo J dominated the airwaves in summer 2018 with his musical hat trick, “I Made It”, “Oh Mama” and “Caribbean Girl”. Since then the artist has collaborated with Grammy Award Winning dancehall artist Beenie Man. The track entitled “Feeling Herself” validates Tamo J’s versatility and fresh sound. Tamo J was also recently featured on the Appleton Estate’s reggae album “The Heart of Jamaica”, produced by Mikie Bennet. With his latest release from producer Damage Musiq on the Conquest Paradise Riddim “VICTORY”, Tamo J has gained unmatched momentum and has performed on major stages all over Jamaica and is predicted to become a global star.
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