Greatly influenced by the musical abilities of the legendary Stevie Wonder, the late Donnie Hathaway and gospel music innovator Marvin Winans, Cleveland, Ohio native and 13th child of Pastors Joe & the late Sarah Hill, Robert W. “JoJo” Hill began singing, playing drums and musically directing at a very young age, performing with his siblings at various church events and winning numerous talent shows, vocal competitions, and school performances throughout his childhood. As a teenager, after studying many music greats such as Quincy Jones, Herbie Hancock, Teddy Riley, The Winans, Commisioned & Grammy Award winning Take 6, Robert W. “JoJo” Hill began exploring the world of production. While in college at Central State University, again inspired by the musical genius of Stevie Wonder, Robert W. “JoJo” Hill became a fluent record producer, engineer, keyboardist and organist, which opened even more doors and further solidified his position in the entertainment industry. It was also during this time that he accepted the position of Music Director for the stage play “Angels” in Los Angeles, California, working alongside actor/actresses Tommy Ford and Tichina Arnold (Martin), Kim Wheatley (Oh Drama!, Next Friday), Laura Hayes (BET Comic View), Calita Smith (The Bernie Mac Show), and Jerris Poindexter (The Color Purple, White Men Can’t Jump) and the legendary LaWanda Paige(Aunt Ester from Sanford & Son). This experience was useful in later positioning him with the stage play “That’s The Way Love Goes” (2000) where he worked as writer/arranger, producer and Musical Director.
In 1993, Robert W. “JoJo” Hill established JOFULA MUSIC GROUP, a company specializing in music production (studio and live), arranging, writing, and recording. As the parent company, JOFULA GLOBAL MEDIA, LLC houses his label JOFULA RECORDS which specializes in events/entertainment, digital media, distribution and music production. Best known for his musical direction and award winning production on several of the most powerful worship CD’s released within the last three decades, JoJo Hill’s production credits include topping the Billboard charts in four genres with RIAA Certified Platinum (more than 1 million sold) Record release “A Piece of My
Passion” (Juanita Bynum), “Gospel Goes Classical” (feat. Juanita Bynum and Jonathan Butler)–the first album in Billboard history to simultaneously achieve placement on both the Gospel and Classical charts, “Christmas At Home with Juanita Bynum”, Pastor William Murphy’s Stellar Award nominated “The Sound” CD, William Murphy presents The State of Georgia FGBCF “We Are One”, Myron Williams’ “Made To Worship”, Juanita Bynum “Pour My Love On You”, WOW Gospel 2009 (EMI Gospel), WOW Christmas 2009 (Verity Gospel) Bishop Paul S. Morton’s Stellar Award winning CD “Cry Your Last Tear”(2010) and Stellar Award winning Lucinda Moore’s sophomore project “Blessed, broken and Given” (2011). He has produced, written, and performed for/with many more notable national and international artists and groups, including Teddy Riley, Shakila(Indonesian Artist), R. Kelly, Reuben Studdard, Black Street, Byron Cage, The McClurkins, Nancey Jackson, Val B. King(Granddaughter of BB King), Tasha Cobbs, Mark Kibble (Take 6), Da’Dra Crawford-Greathouse, Kevin Bond, Steve Crawford (Anointed), Micah Stampley, Karl Reid (Commissioned), Miriam Fawaz, Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Mass Choir “Cry Your Last Tear” CD (Bishop Paul S. Morton), Tramaine Hawkins, Beverly Crawford, Kirk Franklin, Take 6, Nia Allen, Parrice Smith(Levert II), Indonesian Superstar Shakila, Val B. King(Granddaughter of the legendary B.B. King) and countless others. His abilities have also taken him overseas where he wrote for, orchestrated, and produced a live CD featuring a 655-voice Norwegian choir and was the featured artist. Coming in 2017 Robert W. “JoJo” Hill will release his highly anticipated first solo CD project “The Last Son” and his Christmas project “Christmas on the Hill”. Currently, Robert W. “JoJo” Hill is the CEO of JOFULA GLOBAL MEDIA, LLC and the host of the internet talk show “The Servant Has Spoken”. He is also the author of two books to be released in early 2018 “12 Ways to Identifying The Diamonds & 10 Keys to Producing Strong Black Men”.
He has enjoyed many years in the music industry, and continues to successfully utilize it as an avenue for Empowerment. The fulfillment of his assignment is to empower, encourage, and enlighten the people of the world with the intent of reaching the nations. Blessed with an undeniably simplistic yet charismatic style, Robert W. “JoJo” Hill delivers the message of Enlightenment with uncompromising power. A dedicated and committed entrepreneur and teacher, his approachable personality, incredible teaching ability and divine revelation of Godly principles have opened the spiritual eyes and transformed the lives of many as he passionately pursues the global vision that the Universal God placed in his heart.
Robert and his wife of 20 years Dawne currently reside in Spring Hill, TN with their 2 sons Robert and Samuel.