OJ Maxwell Biography: artist who shoots music video with drones.

By on March 13, 2015

OJ Maxwell

By Ronnie Layoo


OJ Maxwell , real name Olara Jimmy Maxwell is a very talented Acholi singer \songwriter who was born on the 25th march 1987 in G-TOWN(Gulu ,Northern Uganda).

In 1996, at the age of 9 due to the devastating war in northern Uganda, OJ Maxwell’s Dad decided they move temporarily to Kampala with the whole family. This is where his love for music and dancing grew extensively.

He particularly paid a keen interest to the likes of Michael Jackson, Usher, Bobby Brown and various RNB artists.

Finally when they returned back to Gulu, and due to his love for Michael Jacksons’ songs and dance and Raymond usher’s songs and dance styles, OJ Maxwell began dancing and performing music in his early teens and he could sing almost every song on TV! To further cement his singing and love for music, he joined both church and school choir and a few dance crews in Gulu like soul squard, 2kleen and cream éclat. It was very hard for him because they only came together and practiced during school holidays.

With the guidance of Joe Emrold , a fellow dancer (and now a well-known Audio Producer at Rick’s Productions in Gulu) and cousin brother, he began his professional singing \music career .Together they worked on various songs and tried out various vocal styles.

As time went by one of their songs was heard by Richard Okot who is now the Owner\Executive producer for Pine Avenue5.

According to Richard Okot, the song was original and different from the various songs he gets from different upcoming artists especially from Northern Uganda. He immediately made contact with OJ Maxwell and started to work on a direction, and like they say the rest is history! OJ Maxwell was signed to Pine Avenue5 label .To create a wider impact.

Another version of the song was produced by Swangz Ave, one of the best producers in Uganda.

In Mid-August 2011, both versions of the song “I Feel The rain” (Original version produced by Joe Emrold and version 2 by Swangz Ave) and a video (Produced by Jahlive) have now been released under the Label Pine Avenue5 .

OJ Maxwell’s music style “G-TOWN RNB” targets a wider audience and not just the Northern Uganda music scene. He sings in both English and Luo and hopes to create more awareness amongst the very talented singers \upcoming young singers in Northern Uganda.

OJ Maxwell is now a part of the “G-TOWN RNB” scene emerging in Gulu He also hopes other artists based in Gulu can also follow his direction and the sky is the limit!

Contact OJ MAXWELL at: pineavenue5@gmail.com

here is a link to Oj Maxwell ” Feel the Rain Video


link to the unofficial version song done by Swangz Ave


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