Local Artist Profile: MAJE
by Chikako ⋅ August 18, 2017
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Winner of the Viola Desmond Songwriting Competition, MAJE is a hip-hop artist from East Preston, Nova Scotia. In 2014, he created a music group and brand called Gentleman Mafia, which aims to promote racial empathy, understanding, unity, and celebration of culture.
In 2015, he was the winner of the Viola Desmond Song Writing Competition; in 2016, he was nominated for the ANSMA (African Nova Scotia Music Association) Rising Star Award, was a semi-finalist on the CBC Searchlight Competition for his song “Smile,” and released a well-received short film, Outhome, based on where he was raised. Now he is working on a full-length movie/album, as he continues to perfect his craft as an artist and entrepreneur.