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)
- Music in Africa – https://www.musicinafrica.net/directory/jonilar
- Google – https://goo.gl/maps/bmXodtj3nbuihqra8
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)
Some amazing clients
- MTN Ghana
- Ewura Abena
- Keeny Ice
- Fuse ODG
- Danny Beatz
- Possigee & Nautyca
- Afronation Ghana
- Ebla radio
- Digishare Africa
- Ebla Radio
- Qwame Gaby
- DunD (UK)
- Qwamy Gaby
- Moshes Musik (Nigeria)
- Sandy Adore (UK)
- LXG (Sierra Leone)
- Vanilla karr