Michael Okine also known in showbiz as Jupitar was born in Soko, raised in Korle Gono but lives between Madina and Dansoman. He is the 2nd of 3 sons and the most favorite of his parents.
Jupitar's love for music goes as far back as 15yrs ago but he decided to pursue his music aspirations in 2010. He quickly became a household name and gained respect and recognition amongst his peers which led to collaborations with Tinny, Trigmatic, Eazzy, Samini, just to mention but a few.
Many ask why the name JupiTAR and why is it spelt with "ar" instead of "er"? Jupiter is the 5th planet from the sun and the largest planet in the solar system. That's what Jupitar aspires to be. Of course not a planet but the largest artist to ever emanate from the continent of Africa.
The "TAR" is to exude his royal blackness; a black star; a proud Ghanaian who has dedicated a lot of work into mastering his craft. Learning each and everyday because he believes that you stop growing once you stop learning. This theory coupled with his humble beginnings spurs him on. He's already glowing in the dark and that is what prodigies do.
His unique style and music dexterity has helped in unveiling his talent outside the shores of Ghana. Jupitar recently traveled to the United Kingdom for an event organized by DC Konnections. It was an opportunity for him to collaborate with other foreign artists and also help expand his fan base and network.
Jupitar is is currently under the management of Dons Club Ent (@DonsClub_Ent), a music label run by Richard (Dick) Darkey (@DickDarkey) and Samson Adams also known as Ola. The label's mission is to introduce Jupitar to the rest of Africa and the world. The relationship between the label and Jupitar is not the usual management and artist relationship. It is more of a brotherhood/family relationship.
Jupitar has wrapped up shoot for the music video to his single, Money Box (Money Afi Make!). The video sees Jupitar growing up in the ghetto fraternizing with bad company. He�s introduced to drugs which eventually has a negative influence on him. This brews envy and jealousy, and is finally set up by some gang bangers for drug crime. He loses everything and serves time in jail. He returns after his sentence for revenge against his nemesis.
The video is directed by Prince Dovlo & Jupitar himself on location in Madina, James Town, Spintex & Atomic. The video will be premiered at this years 4SyteTV Summer Pool Party @ Lizzy's Complex on June 30th.
Jupitar is billed to perform @ the 3rd edition of Ghana Meets Naija on the 29th of June. He will also grace the stage for the BASS Awards alongside Jamaican dancehall artist Elephant Man on July 6th.
Jupitar has been nominated in five different award categories:
Most Popular Dancehall Song of the Year
Collaboration/Dancehall Song (Eazy ft Jupitar & Tinny ft Jupitar)
Best Dancehall Artist
Collaboration/Reggae Song (Kesse ft Jupitar)
Vote BA2 JUPITAR for MoneyBox "Most Popular Dancehall Song of the Year AND BA3 JUPITAR to Alternative Songs... ALL to short code 1406 to all networks.
The label is planning an album launch in the near future for Jupitar.
A special shout out to Bola Ray and his Empire Entertainment team, 4SyteTV, all DJ's who are helping us push the envelope and Prince Dovlo, the director and his team for working with us and being reasonable in an industry where directors demand an arm and a leg before shooting a video.
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