Rachdar Abubakar Giraneza, better known as G-Marl Jamal, is a professional actor, dancer, and musical artist who is making his music vibrant with an eclectic mix of sounds and influences.
Born in Tanzania 1993, Jamal attended school and dreamed of being an international soccer player. His leadership and athletic skills were clearly evident, and he excelled at his sport. One fateful day, while G-Marl was in high school, he was unfortunately severely injured during a soccer game. A member of the opposing team kicked his ankle instead of kicking the ball, breaking two bones in G-Marl’s right leg. After two months of physical therapy and using crutches, G-Marl got the devastating news that he could not play soccer anymore as his doctor was concerned about lifelong damage. While G-Marl will always be a huge soccer fanatic, he turned his sites to other interests.
Even when he was dreaming of becoming a soccer player, G-Marl always loved the arts. He became involved with art workshops and media projects and found that he thoroughly enjoyed it. As he progressed in the arts, he began to notice how much he loved colour and developed great attention to detail. While in high school, he was able to utilise these skills through a media class where he was able to watch and critique movies for a grade. His writing skills progressed and soon he was being recruited by real connections (City of Stirling) to write and produce a short film with other young teenagers. The process was life changing, and G-Marl even got to play a character in the film they eventually called “New Arrivals.” Bit by the acting bug, G-Marl joined drama class and the youth theatre company called Sharing Stories. Through Sharing Stories he performed several school plays and also produced films such as “After School I Will Marry and Miss Understood,” these two films were sold all over Australia and perfomed on the stage at the National Youth week in 2011.G-Marl performed the main Character in the miss undertood play.
Not only did Sharing Stories help him his performance skills and prepare him well for the stage, but it also led him to build valuable connections. One of these connections was Astro Black, a professional disk jockey from Los Angeles, California who became a role model to G-Marl. If was from this meeting that came regular hip-hop workshops presented by Real Connections (City of Stirling). Astro Black was generous enough to let G-Marl use the mixer, and eventually G-Marl was handing his own shows. Pretty soon, G-Marl became a well-known figure in teenage and basketball circles and eventually even created a hip hop crew named the TAO BOIZ crew.
G-Marl’s big break came when he did acting with the Film Bite acting school in 2010 which led him to be signed with an actor’s agent. Through his agent, he became involved in a documentary called Skin Deep that was shown on major television channels around the world.
In 2011 G-Marl left his Crew (TAO BOIZ) in order to focus more on drama. He travelled with Sharing Stories in Sydney for the National Youth week and began to devise a plan to start his own business. Later that year, he founded www.fntsentertainment.com. FNTS ENERTAINMENT is a company that organizes hip-hop events in Perth for youth . Every event he planned got excellent feedback, and soon he created whole network of teenagers who loved hip-hop in Western Australia.
This year, 2012, has held even more promise because G-Marl Jamal got involved in the action Movie “Skin Land” with Manticore Productions and was also featured in electronic pictures new documentary called “Revolution of Australian Wine.”