JJC has worked tremendously to campaign "We are Africans" the movement with other African musicians from some African countries such as Naija remix, Zimbabwe remix, Sierra Leone remix and other African countries some to follow.
Most people would shy away from being insulted, but Abdul Bello chose to be known as 'JJC', a term that is used to describe naïve African newcomers to countries such as Britain. "It means Johnny Just Come. It's a tag for people who've just come from Africa and who have no clue about, in this case, England, how to speak English properly, how to get themselves around. It's the most common insult that African people get by other Africans."
Abdul Bello was born in Kano, Nigeria and music was an important part of his upbringing as his dad listened to country music, and he started appreciating popular Nigerian music like juju and afrobeat.'JJC' came to England aged 14 and started getting heavily into hip-hop and rapping. He began producing music at Dick Shepherd School in Brixton where the music room became his escape.
Together with a school friend JJC formed a group, performed at numerous talent shows, and eventually set up Big Brovaz, initially a production company and hip-hop/R'n'B collective. When he's wearing his producer hat JJC goes under his alias Skillz. Most of the Big Brovaz crew grew up in South London but some were born in countries as diverse as Jamaica, Nigeria, USA and Uganda, thereby representing the true multicultural spirit of London.
By 2002 Big Brovaz scored a long running chart hit with 'Nu Flow'. Their latest single, 'Favourite Things' will without doubt be another smash for Big Brovaz.
JJC is also committed to bringing modern African music to a wider audience.
In 2003 he was the host of the bi-monthly African Vibes radio show on BBC Radio 1's digital, black music station 1Xtra, where he presented hip-hop, afrobeat, Raï, hip-life, kwaito, juju and lots more.
Whatever name he goes by: Abdul Bello, Skillz or JJC, he's a very big part of the current Africa and UK music scene.
Source: Lartink | africanmusiciansprofiles