With an impressive monster track and video for Show Me Yur Rozay, award winning Dance Hall artiste, Ketchup has gradually wormed his way into the hearts of many fans in and outside Nigeria.
Emmanuel Nkemjika Onyido, also known as Ketchup grew up listening to the likes of Ebenezer Obey, Sir Shina Peters, Bob Marley and Chakka Demus. He schooled in Lagos and Ife, Nigeria before heading to Atlantic College, KL Malaysia where he studied Mass Communications.
Throughout his school days, the talented artiste kept in touch with his love for music. He released his first official single, “Nuvo” in 2010 which got major airplays and bagged him an award at the Malaysian AEA Music Awards.
He later came to Nigeria and released another single, “On The Beat” featuring Rayce in 2012. During this time, he met the talented producer, ‘EmmyACE’ and together, they created a new direction for Ketchup’s music and released the club banger, “Show Me Yuh Rozay” which is up till date getting massive airplay on radio and clubs nationwide.
Ketchup immediately followed with a chart-topping video for the track, “Show Me Yur Rozay” which was directed by Squareball Adasa. According to him, “Music was something I realised I was going to do very early… Since I relocated back to Nigeria, the reception from fans and the Nigerian industry has been overwhelming”.
Ketchup who has become a household name with an increasing fan base is currently working with a number of talented producers like, E-Kelly, Shizzy, Vic James, EmmyACE among others on his debut album which is scheduled to be released later in the year.
He advices young upcoming artistes like himself to focus on their dreams till they achieve the best. He says, “Stay strong… work on your music and don’t let people make you feel any less than what you are… Work hard and dream big because it is achievable”.
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