John Adeleye Biography

John Adeleye, 29, is a care worker and award winning songwriter from Harlesden, London and had an artistic career under the stage name J'Nay. He was a founding member of the band Nu-park, with fellow musician Shad. The band was further expanded to become a 5-piece band by including Mylz (Tyga), Raheem and Anton Gordon. and a solo artist after the breakup of the group. In 2008, J'Nay released his EP Merry Go Round containing 5 tracks. Adeleye was working as an activity co-ordinator at Forrester Court care home in Westminster helping people with early onset dementia for two years, where he says he was inspired to enter The X Factor by the residents and his distinctive singing means they always remember him. He said one resident said to him "'When you sing, I feel a lot better'. That's when I decided to enter." Adeleye, under the name J'Nay, won the MOBO Unsung Award at the 2003 MOBO Awards. He has appeared on GMTV and Newsround, was signed by record company Universal-Island and has toured with Jamelia. At his his first audition he sang "You Are So Beautiful", at the judges house stage he sang "Billionaire".
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