N’fa Jones

Artist

N’fa Jones (lead vocals/song writer) is a bi-cultural Australian/Sierra- leonean artist credited for establishing the Australian Hip Hop movement with his band 1200 Techniques, breaking onto the scene in 2000. The band originally built it’s profile on an underground status before finding it’s success in a mainstream respect, playing major festivals around the country and winning ARIA awards (the first urban group to ever win an ARIA). Since then N’fa has toured and lived abroad, nurturing youth groups and community events, school workshops and children with specific social difficulties through foundations such as White Lion. Winning the Camden Crawl Breakthrough Artist award while in London, N’fa found his passion as a solo artist before moving back to Australia where he released 2 critically acclaimed albums. In this time N’fa dealt with emotional, personal and financial highs and lows, navigating an industry that didn’t necessarily understand a cultural based genre still new in Australia. N’fa remained positive and managed to lend a hand in the formation of record label House Of Beige here in Melbourne. This saw the successes of influential artists such as Remi, Hau, Man Made Mountain and Mz Rizk. N’fa continues to stimulate the local musical community, owns and operates a creole cafe and raises his family here in Melbourne.