JEREMIE JOHNSON is an international POP-Duo consisting of Jeremie Johnson (singer / songwriter) from Dubai and SONKO (producer / songwriter). They create pop music that highlights in the lyrics a spotlight on unique stories from the LGBTTQI + community, as well as a concern to human rights in general to process textually.The songs tell about the little things and the big things that move us.
B I O G R A F I E – JEREMIE JOHNSON
Born in Dubai and born into an Indian family, Jeremie was on stage at the age of 13, proving his talents at events and plays. He was very popular as a young talent, even with the Royal Family – the royal family of Dubai.
He was the winner of the Best Of The Best Singing Singing Competition in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Several milestones in his young career included appearances in The Global Teacher Award, Children For Children, The Lion King, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and Shakuntala the Rock Opera.At 16, he met SONKO, a Berlin music producer. Together they wrote the title “In my shoes” which was heard among others at the BBC in London.
Then Jeremie was invited to the finale of The Next Big Thing to represent his hometown of Dubai with a song.Since then, Jeremie has put his power into events and campaigns in Toronto (Canada) to support and promote diversity.
He worked u.a. with World Pride, Pride Toronto, YouTube and Louder Than A Bomb Festival. He sees himself as part of the LGBTTQI + movement, his focus and mission is to highlight the issue of equality and equality, especially the situation in the Middle East and India.
Song BE LIKE LATIFA was tortured by Princess Latifa from Dubai, who was previously fled by her father, and was persecuted by YOUTUBE. A prime example of dictatorship and mendacity in a system they describe in the song.
B I O G R A F I E – S O N K O
SONKO worked with Randy Crawford, Shari Belafonte, Fury in The Slaughterhouse, Vassy and Ingrid Arthur and Queen Yahna as producer, songwriter and sound engineer in the years 2005 to 2016. As a producer he founded recording studios in Hannover, Berlin and Dakar and has been responsible for several projects and albums, such as he discovered Fury In The Slaughter House, wrote the rock opera LYSISTRATA, which became a long-running hit in Hanover in 1995.
He played as a studio musician for stars and newcomer keyboards, guitar and bass, released 4 solo albums with instrumental music, the song “POWERPLAY” found its way into the British New Age charts. Later SONKO wrote film music for Arte, Bayerischer Rundfunk, and NDR and co-founded the PEPPERMINT PARK studios, which released MOUSSE T.
In his years in South and West Africa, worked with the World Bank, the Goethe Institute and several NGO’s, as well as embassies. He was a mentor to Columbia College of International Arts Entertainment.The life and situation of the people of Africa are an integral part of his artistic existence.