Jaskelis stands for Jasmine Kelechi Isabel. She is a singer - songwriter. Born in Spijkenisse and raised in Rotterdam and Kotka (Finland). She has Nigerian Dutch and Finnish roots. At the moment she is a law student at the University of Leiden.
At a very young age she discovered her passion for writing. “ I didn’t speak, I wrote” . It wasn’t until the age of 11 that she started sharing her poems and songs with the world.
She participated in many talents shows, such as the junior song contest, X-factor and beat it over the years. But it were the non-tv talent shows that really made her the artist she is today. She considers the Music Matters awards in 2011 to be her personal musical renaissance. It was at this point she acknowledged that music is not a hobby nor passion, it is her way of life.
Throughout the years she faced a lot of personal difficulties which music helped me overcome. Every song written by Jaskelis is based on her personal experiences.
“ I am not to be put in a box “. When it comes to music genres she is very unpredictable. “ I make what I feel”, she says. That could be a very intimate soul song, but it could also be a UK garage track.
2016 was a good year. She became the first lady of the label Hardheaderz. She travelled on a regular for multiple projects in the UK and Nigeria. She won the Sena Grote prijs van Rotterdam and was the public their favorite act at the Music Matters Award. These experiences all gave her the tools to make 2017 an even better year.
Continuing with last years succes she released her first official single ‘Drawn to you’ which is one of five songs on her EP which will be released early 2017. Later this year her debut album ‘The Cycle’ will follow.
Far I ft. Jaskelis - Susperiah
#buitenspelenmetguilly: Jaskelis - Paradijs
Homegrown presents Jaskelis aftermovie
SENA Grote Prijs Van Rotterdam 2016 URBAN
Winner Jaskelis at the PLAY OFFS #2 in Grounds Aug. 27th 2016
JASKELIS WINNER OF THE SENA GROTE PRIJS VAN ROTTERDAM 2016