Artist, songwriter, actor, rapper, speaker and entrepreneur. William Tenaj Cartwright, otherwise known as Najie Dun. At the age of nine, he had released his first single “These Demons Tempting Me”, catapulting this young star into heavy rotation on local gospel and urban radio.
Najie has toured extensively through-out the USA, Canada, and the Caribbean along with artists such as his mentor Monty G. He’s hit the stage with heavy weights like Kirk Franklin, Bobby Jones, Donnie McClurklin, Tasha Cobbs, James Fortune, J. Moss, Canton Jones and Papa San. Najie has also opened for Rick Ross, Lil Bow Wow, Mario, Ace Hood, Tarrus Riley, J. Holiday, Beres Hammond, and more. Najie not only uses music as a tool to reach and uplift. At the age of 17 he appeared in the movie “Break”.
Currently, Najie has two albums and three mixtapes in his portfolio; Relentless Pursuit Album, Relentless
Pursuit UnCut Mixtape, My Life Mixtape, H.I.M mixtape and The Pursuit Continues album (which hit number one for most downloaded rap album during its first week on iTunes.) His hit singles “They Want Take Life”, “Inspiration” , “Tings Ain’t Tings”, and “How the Story Go” have all experienced heavy rotation on urban radio, while songs like, “Pray for You”, “Hype Music”, “Talk to God”, “Yes Lord”, “Living the Life”, and “Addiction” continue to blaze Christian radio.
In 2017, Najie Dun won a Caribbean Gospel Music Marlin Award for Music Video of the Year duo/group for his hit single "Addiction" just after signing a record deal with R&R Management.