Jay P was born Paul Omiria Epeju on the 3rd of January 1987 in Kampala, Uganda. The 7th of eight born to Josephine and William Epeju. By the age of 3, his momma was strict and instilled a learning culture, always seeking to learn and understand. His momma raised him with a strict emphasis on discipline. By the age of six, his love for music had manifested itself. He used to sing for fun silently realizing his God-given gift.
By the age of nine, his love for hip-hop had matured. His influences cut across different genres. He used to rap at extravaganzas in his early teenage.