Brown Ubom popularly known as “BJ Pumping” within his circle of friends is one home grown talent we wouldn’t like to slide pass us without taking out the time to add him to our list of creatives springing up from this part of the world. Yes, that’s what we all about, explore Calabar and fish them out. A professional drummer known for his Hiphop and RnB sensational drumming style, Brown started out like most of the world’s famous artistes, in the church where it was always about worship songs and slamming the drums all Sunday mornings.
The church might have been Brown’s first slate and best option for a rockie, but at 17 he was already selected as one of the renowned drum event ‘Drum Samples’ finalist held in Calabar 2006. This competition, Brought him to limelight and also started the trend of the “BJ” name.
Fast forward, Brown has played many tours with Obiwon, Rasine Brown,and worked with Square Records, Kaffy(dance queen) and also shared stage with international acts like ,Kurt Carr, William Murphy, Kim Burell as a drummer in the Common Wealth of Zion Assembly (COZA) Abuja etc. He also organizes lots of drum clinics to inspire up coming drummers including the fast growing annual drum event ‘ GREEN RHYTHMS DRUM FESTIVAL’ which is rated the biggest drum festival in Calabar.
Brown’s style has been influenced by Aaron Spears, Marvin Macquity, Gerald Heyward ,Papi J , Jay Zymera, and more. He currently heads FLIPTUNEZ, a musical band that has worked with lots celebrities like Inyanya, Mr eazy , Tossy young ,T Shawn , Victor Winn , Drucee and others during the Calabar Festival .
Here are the different ways to keep up with Brown:
- You Tube (bjpumping)
- Twitter @bj_pumping,
- Instagram @Brownubom @fliptunez (band),
- Email: Brownubom@gmail.com