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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Naeto C

The renowned Nigerian Afrobeat artist, rapper and producer, Naeto C was born as Naetochukwu Chikwe on 17 December 1982 in Houston, Texas and is of Nigerian origin. He is the son of former Nigerian Ambassador of Ireland, Doctor Mrs. Kema Chikwe and Chief Herbert Chikwe. He won the Best New Musician at the 2008 MTV Africa Music Awards and the Video of the Year category at the 2009 Channel O Music Video Awards. There is no doubt that the versatile Afrobeat musician has definitely broken all boundaries and surpassed more limits than any up and coming artist, lyrically and production wise.

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Here are 10 things you probably didn’t know about the Nigerian talented musician and multi-award winner, Naeto C:

1. Naeto C was born as Naetochukwu Chikwe on 17 December 1982 in Houston, Texas and is of Nigerian origin.

2. He is the son of former Nigerian Ambassador of Ireland, Doctor Mrs. Kema Chikwe and Chief Herbert Chikwe.

3. He was articulated into other creative art forms, most specifically poetry, which took him to various competitions and earned him accolades as a young poet.

4. After completing his secondary education in Lagos, he moved to the United States for higher education both in SUNY Old Westbury and a year later to George Washington University.

4. He graduated in 2004 from the George Washington University with a BSc in Biology and in 2010; he pursued an MSc in Energy Studies at the University of Dundee in Scotland.

5. He mentioned in an interview that his most notable production achievement was the release of the single “I Believe” which featured Sheun and the South African artist, Hugh Masekela.

6. He won the Best New Musician at the 2008 MTV Africa Music Awards and the Video of the Year category at the 2009 Channel O Music Video Awards.

7. He has been nominated for a number of awards including the Artiste of the Year and Album of the Year category at the 2012 Headies Awards.

8. He has worked with prominent entertainment stars like Flavour N’abania, Wande Coal, Don Jazzy, Davido, Lynxxx and D’banj to mention a few.

9. His debut album “You Know My P was released in May 2008. The album was well received and received massive airplay in a number of radio stations.

10. In early 2013, he got married to his lovely wife, Nicole and they are blessed with two children.

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