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About Jonilar

Born Jonathan Nii Laryea; Jonilar is a Ghanaian Entrepreneur, Blogger and Digital Music Expert from Nungua – a suburb of  Accra in the Greater Accra region.

Jonilar is the director of Jonat Tours – a Travel and Tour company and Jonilar.net an online platform that provides quality Public relations, Promotion, Digital music education, Content management and Communication services to clients with focus on elevating their brands at all levels.

Early Life and Career

Born on Tuesday, 27th October, 1987;Jonathan Nii Odai Laryea is the last of seven children raised in Nungua,Akosombo and Juapong respectively by his parents, Ebenezer Laryea and Aurelia Gadri both of blessed memory.

Jonilar was heavily inspired academically by his Junior High School Teacher; Mr Emmanuel Akpalu who took him through the basics reading and writing skills. Another influence is his uncle, Dr Seth Laryea, the former President  Valley View University who in diverse ways impacted significantly  to what he has grown to become.

During his Senior High School education at the Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) Senior High School at Agona Swedru his love for writing improved. After Senior High School in 2007,  a number of his articles were published  in some well-known Junior High School Magazines like the Child’s Eye and Edu Magazine.

The following year, On-Air-Personality Jay Brown  invited Jonilar and his long-time friend, Swizz carterSwizz carter (also a musician and trained media  personality) as panels on his Entertainment radio show on Asuogyaman FM located at Akrade in the Eastern region. After few episodes of the show, Jonilar was made Co-producer of the show for a period before he left for further studies.

In 2010, whiles at  SDA College of Education in Koforidua, Jonilar began his self-produced Entertainment show called, Showbiz GH Radio Show on Koforidua Technical University’s 87.7FM. On the review segment, he interviewed the likes of EL, Edem, Shatta Wale, Stonebwoy, Vybrant Faya,Fuse ODG, GallaxyGallaxy, Ball J and simultaneously promoted the works of many well-established Ghanaian musicians.

As years went by, the former Deputy Editor of Flex Newspaper, now Entertainment journalist with Citi 97.3FM, Kwame Dadzie in 2012 granted Jonilar the chance put to display his potential analysis skills as a panel member on his  Arts and People Review show, an Entertainment Magazine Show on Vision 90.9FM now Nice 90.9FM, in Koforidua  which streamed on Voice of America (VOA) – a then affiliated platform to the station. Jonilar subsequently became a co-producer of the show and sometimes hosted the show when the host, Kwame Dadzie is on equally important assignment for the station.

Life as founder and Publicist

In 2012, Jonilar began working with Harbour City Recordz and Harbour City Entertainment the home of Highlife and Afrobeat music group, Gallaxy as a publicist. Throughout his stay with the label, Jonilar has effortlessly executed many projects that has placed the group on a higher pedestal as one of the heavy front liners of Afrobeats.

Other profile (s)

  1. Music in Africa – https://www.musicinafrica.net/directory/jonilar
  2. Google – https://goo.gl/maps/bmXodtj3nbuihqra8

Awards

African Youth Awards (2017) – Nominee (Blogger of the year)

Volta music awards – Honorary award​ (2018)

Ghana Music Awards – South Africa (2018)

#28/50 Influential bloggers – (2018)