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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Yung6ix

The talented and vibrant Nigerian recording artist, Yung6ix was born as Onome Onokohwomo on 8 July 1989 in Warri, Delta State, Nigeria. He is the eldest child in a family of five siblings. His single titled “I’m an African” captured the attention of A&R Gbemi Ereku, who signed him to his 411 Entertainment Company in 2009. In September 2011, he released the fourth track from his Green Light Green project, “Oh My Gosh”, which earned him the Lyricist on the Roll and Best Rap Single nominations at the 2012 Headies Awards. The young and vibrant 26-years-old artist is definitely paving a successful career for himself in the entertainment industry.

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Here are 10 things you probably didn’t know about the Nigerian hip hop recording artist, Yung6ix:

1. Yung6ix was born as Onome Onokohwomo on 8 July 1989 in Warri, Delta State, Nigeria. He is the eldest child in a family of five siblings.

2. While a student at FGC Warri, he engaged himself in rap battles and developed a friendlier relationship with like-minded students, which led to the formation of the hip hop group G-Squad.

3. After completing his secondary education, he relocated to western Nigeria to pursue a career in music and enrolled at Oduduwa University.

4. He mentioned in an interview that he derived his stage name Yung6ix from his high school nickname “6ixty”.

5. His single titled “I’m an African” captured the attention of A&R Gbemi Ereku, who signed him to his 411 Entertainment Company in 2009.

6. By 2010, he began to attract media attention after his cover version of “Oleku” went viral on the internet.

7. He has worked with prominent entertainment stars like P. Fizzy, Naeto C, Phyno, Wizkid, Ice Prince, Yemi Alade and Percy to mention a few.

8. In September 2011, he released the fourth track from his Green Light Green project, “Oh My Gosh”, which earned him the Lyricist on the Roll and Best Rap Single nominations at the 2012 Headies Awards.

9. He was among the rappers featured on M.I’s Illegal Music 2; M.I subsequently co-signed and nicknamed him the “King of the South”.

10. He won the National Act of the Year award at the 2013 Abuja Music and Meritorious Award. He was also nominated for the Most Promising Act at the 2012 Nigeria Entertainment Awards.

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