Background Information

Birth name        Joshua Plakoo
Also known as Jahplaka
Born                  December 31, 1995
Origin                Accra, Ghana
Genres              Reggae, Dancehall,
Occupation      Deejay, Singer
Years active
     2016 -present
Labels              Original Muzik Limited

Joshua Plakoo (born 31 December 1995), well known as Jahplaka, is a contemporary reggae singer and songwriter from Ghana. He is best known for his hit single ‘Listen Up’. A former Sogakofe Senior High student, his first Ep ‘Vitamin C’ coupled with articulate lyrics quickly won fans over. 


  1. Early life and career
  2. Discography
  3. References

Early life and career

Jahplaka grew up in Abeka Lapas, Ghana, his musical journey started by singing songs taught by his mom to his father’s church congregation at the age of 6. The second of 5 kids being born from a musical family, his mother a chorister and father, a pastor, an ex-member of the early 70’s Ghanian band Explosive Confusion, co-wrote ‘How Long‘, one of his finest masterpieces from his debut studio project Vitamin C.Fast forward, Plaka developed a love for reggae and rap music, inspired listening to greats like Buju Banton, Damian Marley and Busta Rhymes he started creating and re-writing songs and performed to his friends, In high school, Jahplaka battle rapped throughout his stay which led him to voice his first demo in 2013.

Around this time, his music began to move steadily and increasingly towards a fusion of reggae and hip hop. Now an aficionado in classic reggae, dancehall, and hip-hop, his nifty fusion of them is gaining him a rapid worldwide fanbase growth. Jahplaka’s approach has become increasingly pensive and sharply critical of issues endemic to society at large, focused more on stimulating minds than entertaining. His revolutionary style sets him apart from his counterparts, employing social and spiritual consciousness of roots reggae into diverse genres.


Extended plays

  • Minds Of Men (2022)
  • Vitamin C (2019)


  • Listen Up (2018)
  • How Long (2019)
  • Solitude (featuring Shado) (2022)
  • Father Figure (2021)
  • Karma (2022)
  • Many Ways (featuring Marince Omario) (2023)
  • Blind (2023)
  • Money Bag (ft. Runz Worldwide) (2023)
  • Prayer Request (2023)
  • Kaba (2023)
  • Anita (2023)