18 Juli 2019 | Kultur & Unterhaltung
About the artist
Jaleesa !Gaoses is a philanthropist and entrepreneur, better known by her professional name Taylor Jaye.
Born and raised in Otjomuise, Windhoek, she spent a large part of her growing up between the United States and Namibia. She is now largely based in Johannesburg, South Africa.
She graduated as an engineer in 2014 and eventually launched her music career full time in 2015.
Her electric genre of music, featuring house and afro pop, is sung in one of the oldest most unique African languages, Damara (Khoi San). This eclectic mix of beats, rhythms and rhymes, also sung in English, resonates across households and the entertainment scenes of Africa to the world.
Her debut EP called 780 - a tribute to her late grandma Agnes Suko !Gaoses - features her hit single "Supa Chikita”. Further successful singles followed such as Ma /Hao, !Khotere and Satsa, each with chart topping, creatively crafted music videos.
They’ve been nominated and won awards at platforms in Namibia, including Best Honourary Single Award for the Unsigned Reverbnation Competition 2016. The singles also made it to the top ten charts list of Channel O, MTV Base and Trace Africa.
Taylor Jaye has worked with groundbreaking producers such as Uhuru & DJ Clap (Kalawa Jazmee) and Mr Kamera. She was nominated for Female Artist of the Year and Best House category at the NAMAS in 2018.