What You Need To Know About Ketchup (Biography)

Ketchup is a Nigerian Afro Dancehall recording artiste who is currently at the time of this post signed to 606 Music.  Born Onyido Nkemjika, he drew his earliest inspiration from Ebenezer Obey, Sir Sina Peters, Bob Marley and a host of others.

He had his secondary education at St Leos School, Federal Government College Ijanikin. He spent a few years at Obafemi Awolowo University Ife then he eventually furthered his education at Atlantic College, KL Malaysia where he studied Mass Communications.

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He wrote his first song in 2010 titled ‘Nuvo’ featuring U.K Disc Jockey DJ Jam Jam. The song earned him the Prestigious Malaysian AEA awards that year and received rave views. In 2012, he relocated to Nigeria and released ‘On the beat’ featuring Rayce. During this time, he decided to take his music to a different direction then the released ‘Show Me Yuh Rozay’. The song gained massive airplay on radio and clubs nationwide. It rose to the top as the number one song in the country on Cool FM top ten songs, MTN top ten jams as well as Blackberry top ten songs on Beat 99.9 FM.

In March 2013, Ketchup released his official video for ‘Show Me Yuh Rozay’, a move that made him the new dancehall King in town. Shot by Square Ball, it stayed on the music charts for months. In June, he released two more singles ‘Pass As You GO’ and ‘Cocoa Banana’ featuring Banky W, then later released the remix of his hit song ‘Show Me Yur Rozay’ featuring Olamide and Phyno and ‘Holy Mic’.

Following the success of his song Holy Mic, Ketchup went on to release ‘Mama’; a song produced by Jaypaulbeatz. The Dancehall King followed up with the release of two songs and videos, ’Enjoy Yourself’ and ‘Pam Pam’. Produced by Jfem and Orbeat respectively, the videos were shot in South Africa under the 606 Music imprint. In 2015, he released Baby Paulina featuring South Africa’s powerhouse Uhuru.

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The success of these singles and his reputation as an energetic performer earned him various awards including, Best Stage Performance AEA Awards Malaysia, Video of the year AEA Awards Malaysia,Artist of the year AEA Awards Malaysia, Artist of the year, Mayhem in May (MIM) Nigeria, Artist of the year Green Awards Nigeria, Club Hottest Music Artist (Nigeria) Award Club Flames Merit Awards, and Next Rated Artist of the Year Peach Achievers Award.