May 18, 2024

Jamie Adenuga (born on May 4, 1985) is a Nigerian-British grime MC, songwriter, record producer, and DJ known professionally by his stage name JME. He was born in Tottenham and raised in Hackney. JME is the brother of the rapper Skepta and a founding member of the Boy Better Know team and label. He established his own related business, Boy Better Know Ltd, in 2008. JME was part of the grime group Meridian Crew before joining Roll Deep. He played a significant role in grime’s success when the genre went mainstream in the 2010s. His 2015 album “Integrity” featuring Skepta on the first track, “That’s Not Me,” is credited with modernizing the genre’s distinctive sound.

Early Life

Jamie Adenuga, professionally known as JME, was born to Nigerian-British parents on May 4, 1985, in Tottenham, North London. He grew up in a council home in Tottenham with his sister Julie, older brother Joseph (Skepta), and younger brother Jason. JME attended St. Paul’s School in Winchmore Hill, Enfield, before attending Winchmore School.

As a child, JME developed a passion for gaming and music and started making beats using a Mario Paint video game. He also enjoyed playing the piano and the guitar and was mainly influenced by hip-hop and garage music. Adenuga went on to study 3D Digital Design at the University of Greenwich but eventually decided to pursue a career in music.

JME started his music career as a grime group Meridian Crew member alongside his brother Skepta and other musicians like President TMeridian Dan, and Dan. The group gained recognition by playing weekly sets on radio stations like Deja Vu and Hot. Adenuga and Skepta went on to establish the label Boy Better Know (BBK) in 2005 and released their first EPs, “Meridian Walk” and “Serious Thugz,” in 2006. These early releases showcased JME’s production, rapper, and songwriter skills.

Career

JME‘s music career began as a grime group Meridian Crew member alongside his brother Skepta, President T, Meridian Dan, and Dan. The group gained recognition by playing weekly sets on radio stations like Deja Vu and Hot. In 2005, JME and Skepta founded the label Boy Better Know (BBK), one of the most influential independent labels in the UK music scene.

JME’s production skills were fully displayed on the label’s first EPs, “Meridian Walk” and “Serious Thugz,” released in 2006. These releases showcased JME’s talents as a producer, rapper, and songwriter, and he quickly gained a reputation as one of the most promising artists in the grime scene.

In 2008, JME established Boy Better Know Ltd, a related business he owns and directed, making him the sole proprietor and director. This company has expanded the BBK brand into fashion and mobile telecommunications.

JME marked his debut in the music industry with the release of his album “Famous?” in 2008, which garnered widespread critical acclaim. The album was a testament to JME’s exceptional lyrical abilities and distinct production style, with collaborations featuring esteemed artists like Wiley and Skepta.

JME continued to release music throughout the 2010s, including his second album, “Blam!” in 2010, and his third album, “Integrity>” in 2015. “Integrity>” was particularly well-received by critics and fans alike, and it served as a model for the modernization of grime’s distinctive sound.

Apart from his successful music career, JME has also ventured into several other endeavors. He has been associated with numerous initiatives to encourage young individuals interested in pursuing a career in the music industry. He has contributed to video game development and appeared in a few films. Furthermore, he has been an active supporter of independent artists.

 JME has not released any albums since the release of Grime MC. However, in 2020 and 2021, he frequently worked with other Grime Musicians. – Appearing on “Red Card” with Skepta, Jammer, Shorty, and Frisco. – Worked on Capo’s “Norf Face” album with Shorty, Frisco, and Capo Lee. – Appeared on the Female Allstar EP “What You Call Disss” – Participated in the song “Be Careful” alongside SBK and Shorty.

Discography

⦁ Famous 2008

⦁ Blam 2010

⦁ Integrity > 2015

⦁ BPI: Silver 2019

Collaborative albums

⦁ Norf Face

(with Capo Lee, ⦁ Frisco, and Shorty) 2021

Personal Life

JME has a notable personal life, including being a vegan and teetotaler. He is the brother of Skepta, a fellow grime musician; his sister Julie Adenuga, a Beats 1 DJ and radio broadcaster; and his brother Jason Adenuga, a graphic designer and producer.

In August 2016, Jamie married his longtime partner Sarah Cavanagh

He has had some legal issues, including a 2006 altercation at a Cyprus bar that resulted in spending the night in jail. He also admitted to common assault in 2009 after being involved in a brawl on a London street, for which he received 200 hours of community service. However, he has stated that he does not plan to get involved in any legal issues in the future.

Jamie Adenuga is known for his handsome and dashing appearance, regular body type, and impressive physical measurements. His striking burnt brown eyes and fashionable short black hair complete his unique look. He is approximately 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighs around 80 kg.

Social Media

  • Instagram @jmebbkinsta
  • Twitter @jmebbk

Net Worth

JME is a famous Nigerian-British celeb with an estimated net worth of US$3 million.


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