Tj Hays (Singer, Songwriter, Performer) Ayikimi Oghenetejiri, better known by his stage name Tj Hays, He is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, and performer. Tj Hays is from Delta and Bayelsa State respectively, he is Ijaw, Urhobo and Itsekiri by tribe.
Tj Hays graduated from Ambrose Ali University Ekpoma with a BS.c in Computer science and an Instrumentation Tech. from Petroleum training institute, Effurun and a certified Safety officer from Nigeria Institute of Safety Professionals (NISP).
It’s been said that successful music careers are built on the stage as a live performer. Tj Hays started his music career as a live band artist. He has been a very successful live band musician in Warri, Delta state for years, before starting up a career professionally as a recording studio artist. He has shared a stage with a lot of successful top musicians nationwide as a live band artist.
In 2013, Tj Hays debuted his first solo single titled “Ratata” to a much critical acclaim, recorded in Accra, Ghana the single immediately became a street anthem all over cities, like Port Harcourt, Asaba, and Warri. Basking in the massive street acceptance he received, he went on to release other singles like Ebiere, Shegenge, Iworiwo, Janet.
In April 2018, Tj Hays dropped his breakthrough single “AYEME” which means “My WIFE” in Urhobo dialect, the song has since received positive reviews by music critics across Africa. “Ayeme” is an upbeat, body-shaking record, celebrating love and beauties that comes with it, in the record he sings about treating his woman right and how happy he is, to have finally won the heart of the woman of his dreams. Tj Hays writes lyrics that aim to make female listeners feel nothing short of perfect in their own skin, with its steady, danceable beat and singalong chorus, Tj Hays has succeeded in creating one of the best feel-good jams of the year that should eventually establish him as a top contender in the Nigeria music industry. “Ayeme” will surely get you on your feet and get you dancing along. Ayeme was produced by fast rising producer from the south No limit.
Tj Hays has been everywhere these past few months since after releasing “Ayeme”. He is presently on a five-country East Africa tour namely – Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda, and Malawi. If he wasn’t on your radar before, he is now.
Tj Hays has been nominated and has won several Music awards