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I AM JOHNNY KING.

Singer/ Songwriter/ singing and percussion instructor, actor, social and intercultural animator, student in music therapy…

Originally from Congo-Brazzaville, I was born in Pointe Noire on the Atlantic Ocean in a multi-coloured atmosphere and landscape (racial and cultural point of view). I received a normal school education that i combined with the sporty and religious one.

I draw my rhythmic bases from my native Congo; I combine styles and melodies from my psychosocial experiences, my multicultural musical collaborations, and from my experience full of conflicts around, physical, spiritual, psychological and material; from my experience as a migrant from an early age in Africa and Europe. By collaborating with various musicians, animators and educators in various European countries.

My music is an emotional, lyrical, rhythmic and melodic cocktail. My message is the product of a combination of sadness and joy resulting in hope.

I took my first steps in a church choir (at 12 years old) and little by little, fed from Gospel to Afro blues, Afro beat, Soukouss…world music, Hip Hop… it was naturally in 2000 that I came to Reggae, which touches me as strongly as Gospel through its lyrical power, and its rhythmic simplicity but above all by its depth. I was fed by authentic blues and roots reggae, by precursors like Sonny Boy Williamson, John Lee Hooker, Marvin Gay, Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Jimmy Cliff, Alpha Blondy and Lucky Dube and many more…

I have published: 3 albums with Black Style ( Hip Hop group, 97’-99’ in Romania). One album with Bakeluba (Gospel and Negro-spirituals group, 99’ in Romania). I begins with reggae music in 2000 and released the first reggae album “Babylon invasion in Switzerland with Askaar crew, 2005.

The 2nd one “No More Stress” 2013, an album with various influences from world music, gospel, funky, Hip Hop… committed, dynamic and spiritual. It is a product of collaboration with musicians from different countries: Congo, Jamaica, France, Switzerland, Russia, Germany and Romania; co-produced by myself.

An EP “RISE UP” produced in 2015 and worldwide released on the 22th of July 2022. This EP album is rich of various musical experiences and intercultural messages… a music born from my artistic and psychosocial experiences in Berlin,… in Europe; with lot of collaborations and social interaction, calling to adaptation and good communication.

In July 2016, I signed with BOSKA Entertainment to manage my entire career and my various productions… the first single „Rise Up” feat. Sasha produced by Godwin Logie, released in December 2018

It is a cry of alarm to youth, an awakening of conscience, about respect, the hope of becoming better and freeing oneself from ignorance, of manifesting the works of love and regaining a certain freedom. „The future is always full of hope”

The first single “Focule” from the new album, scheduled for winter 2022 was released on July 15.

The song “Focule” will be part of the first exclusive album in Romanian “Om Bun” – an album of world music and gospel with sociocultural, spiritual and love messages, produced by Valy Musat Muresanu.

Throughout my career i collaborate with various artists of different cultures and nationalities. In Romania for example, among the most famous titles we quote : “Povesti de familie” (the song pays tribute to the family) with Dragonu and Cedri2k and “Izabella” with Karie and Skizzo Skillz…

I always want to be impressive at each of my apparitions as much by the natural musical talent than by the writing as well as by the interpretation of songs than by the scenic presence. I feel the power of the African nature, an openness of mind toward discovering and sharing. I speak firstly about love… my message is focused on openness mind and conviction of a well-being, first of all…personal. Always open for new musical experiences, always looking for new challenges

I adapt my show according to the context of the event.

Style of music:  Reggae, Hip Hop, World Music, Dancehall

With some influences from: Funky-soul, Pop, Folk, Dance, Gospel, Blues and Afro beat.