Profile: Jah Cause, alias Abuke,

Friday, May 08, 2015
Rising musical star Jah Cause, alias Abuke Chabu, is officially called Victor Gomez.

Born on 14 May 1988 at a village called Busura in the Western part of The Gambia, Jah Cause never set his eye on his father. He lost his father when he was one-month old in his mother’s womb, and lost his mother at the age of fourteen.

One can imagine the life of misfortune Jah Cause has lived through in his youthful days. He was inherited and raised up by his step-mum and dad.

Educational background

From 1995 to 1997 Jah Cause went to a nursery school in his hometown.

From 1997 he proceeded to a primary school in the same village and sat to the common entrance examination in 2002, and emerged successful.

From 2002 to 2005 he went to upper basic school in his hometown a neighborhood called Penyem.

In 2005 he sat for the West African Examination Certificate (WAEC), a level beyond which he could not take his education, for lack of support to pay his fees and meet other schooling expenses.

In his primary school days, Jah Cause was part of a group in the school called Scout. He used to love scouting so much that his dream in those days was to become a soldier, for the similarities between scouting and soldiering.

The drills, camps, camp fires, bush camps and other events were his greatest entertainment, which also made him proud to be a scout in those days. Jah Cause has continued to tread on from humble beginnings.

Author: Njie Baldeh