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Feel the Energy of JZyNo’s “Yakunay” Single

JZyNo (Jonathan Lee Pratt @jzyno__) is a Ghana-based multi-award-winning Afropop artist from Liberia. Fresh off his accolade as Liberia’s Afropop Artist of The Year, JZyNo makes a blazing return with his latest Amapiano single, “Yakunay,” produced by Nhlonipho from Johannesburg, South Africa. Nhlonipho is famous for working with prominent artists such as Robot Boii, MFR Souls, Aymos, Baby S.O.N, Mörda, Black Coffee, and Heavy-K.

JZyNo – “Yakunay” single

“‘Yakunay’ is all about lifting my country’s music industry to another height. It started at envisioning myself as my entry into the global market through my hit single, ‘Butta My Bread,’ but then it dawned on me that I am the first and only global artist to come out of Liberia at this moment. This feeling inspired me to do ‘Yakunay,’ pretty much a hello from the ‘Rula’ of Liberian music to the globe.” – JZyNo explained

“Yakunay” is a vibrant Amapiano single that translates to “Hello” or “Good Morning.” The song embodies JZyNo’s warm embrace of the global music scene. The song emerges as the perfect soundtrack for this season, delivering an electrifying combination of rhythms that is set to captivate listeners worldwide.

“Yakunay” also reaffirms JZyNo’s relentless pursuit of musical excellence, solidifying his take-off within the afrobeats landscape. “Yakunay” was released hot on the heels of JZyNo’s previously released single, “Butta My Bread,” featuring Lasmid.

JZyNO – “Butta My Bread” (Official Video) ft. Lasmid

“Butta My Bread” entered the Billboard U.S Afrobeats Songs chart debuting at #50 along with entering the UK Official Afrobeats Chart at #20 with over 10 million views on YouTube for the visualizer and 7.3 million on the official video.


JZyNo emerged onto the music scene in 2019, drawing inspiration from Kendrick Lamar. His hit single, “Kpan Kpan Me,” catapulted him into the spotlight, clinching the MTN Liberian Music Awards’ Afropop song of 2020.


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In 2021, JZyNo scooped multiple accolades including the Ghana Fashion and Lifestyle Awards and the Ghana Creative Arts Awards. His EP “Brown Sugar” dropped in August 2021, featuring standout tracks like “All You Want” and “RULA” with Tanzanian star, Nedy, and Ghana’s Epixode. JZyNo bagged Liberia’s Most Admirable Entertainer in 2022 and claimed awards at the Ghana Emerging Stars Awards for “Fall Down Inside.”


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In 2023, JZyNo lead the MTN Liberia Music Awards receiving a total of 7 nominations. On the evening of the awards show, JZyNo walked away with an impressive 4 awards.

JZyNo is managed by US-based powerhouse Poise Entertainment Group, in collaboration with Vth Season, the leading Music and Artist Service Agency in South Africa, for Africa. Now with an ever-increasing fanbase all around the world, it’s time for JZyNo’s music to be recognized.

“Yakunay” single

JZyNo - “Yakunay” cover art

We recommend adding JZyNo’s “Yakunay” single to your favorite afrobeats playlist. Also, let us know how you feel in the comment section below. Mel Blanc’s famous catchphrase, That’s All Folks! Thanks for reading another great article on Bong Mines Entertainment – the hot spot for new music and positive entertainment news. Always remember that (P) Positive, (E) Energy, (A) Always, (C) Creates, (E) Elevation (P.E.A.C.E). Contact us on social media via Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, or Facebook, and let us know what’s going on. Also, don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter, support our merchandise, and become a Patron of Bong Mines Entertainment. Disclaimer: This post contains Apple Music affiliate links. We may earn an affiliate commission when you buy through links on our site. That little compensation will be used towards keeping this website up and running.

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