Born Dujon Edwards, the artist hails from a rural neighbourhood called Great,St. Ann, a parish on Jamaica’s northern coast.He lived between Great Pond & St. Mary, a neighbouring parish, as he worked towards completing his primary school education until finally in 2011, he graduated Ocho Rios High School.As a student, he started writing verses;he became a campus favourite after 3 energetic performances.It was only natural that he transitioned to recording and pursuing music full time, which he did after completing his studies.
He performs under the moniker “Jahvillani,” a name forged through thinking about balance. Says the artist, “The name Jahvillani is a portmanteau, one that was deeply inspired by my views of society. ‘Jah,’ which means God in Rastafarianism, symbolizes the good in society & the good that is hopefully in everyone.While ‘villani’ is a creative twist on villain which speaks to the evil in society.