Ik Joenez Jr, stage name (Zickey Jay) A United States based singer-recording artist from Imo State Nigeria, west Africa. His brand of music can be best described as Afro hip pop, R&B/reggae rock. Joenez Jr released a solo effort in Nigeria in 1996 and sold about a million records and cassette copies independently immediately after the showcasing of his debut album tittled (I have seen the light) He is most popular with his late Dad’s 1978 hit record tittled the Joenez story which he has just re-recorded and re-tittled (the sun will shine again.
Joenez Jr started singing at a tender age. His Dad was the legendary Highlife/Jazz blues singer, late JOENEZ Snr of the blessed memory. Joenez Jr has adopted his father’s name and honored it through his music. Originally he had no interest in pursuing a career in music, but all that changed when he met FELIX FELADEY ODEY who became his mentor and vocal teacher. Feladey truely helped me recognize my talent in music and am so grateful to him.
Thereafter he was discovered by Marcel Ihekwueme, Chief Chris Anele who sponsored his debut album which was produced by Lemmy Jackson and Sam Nunu Peters. In 2003 he signed a record deal with Dr. Vitalis Ajumber, Chairman Beaton Entertainment Investment whom he calls big boss. Joenez Jr had various solo and group performances in advertised campus gigs live concerts such as the University of Jos, Miss UNIJOS contest, the Chevon Shows live in concert in former Imo University, now Abia State University, the Aba Kings Cave Club grand opening concert with Alex O. and other major live music performances and social functions at a very tender age in various venues such as the PMAN show in Owerri Stadium, Crystal Park Arena Aba pening act in majek fashek Concert, Concorde Hotel, Owerri Arena and former Octagon Niteclub, Muson Center Lagos, Modotel Owerri, Port Harcourt Civic Center, Nike Lake Resort Enugu. Washington DC, New Jersey, Indiana and in New York.
His late father JOENEZ SNR is still a household name in the music industry mostly in the Eastern parts of Nigeria where his evergreen songs still receive consistant air play by radio DJ’s.
New York City has been a wonderful experience, through my music, I connect to all parts of the world. Currently, Zickey has worked with other stars and producers in the music and movie industry both in the USA and Nigeria such as Rated PG, Lemmy Jackson, Sam Nunu Peters, Steve Nash, Harry Mosco, Toyin Adebola, Arty Skye, D’Tymi, Jehton Barnes, Nelson Brown, Charlie Charles, Zig Zag, K C Fonder, Eno Williams, Z6 Shattabadboy, Chenah Aboh, Gerry Johnson, Jimi Henshaw, Jonel Cross and One World. Houston Tx and in New York City USA