This new year, East Africa should brace itself for some serious concerts.
Word on the street is that the Uptown Music Group artiste, Ketchup starts the year with a tour of East Africa come January 20, 2014.
With an impressive monster track and video for Show Me Yur Rozay, the award winning Dancehall artiste has gradually wormed his way into the hearts of many fans in and outside the Nigeria as well as the Nigerian music industry.
Ketchup whose real name is Emmanuel Nkemjika Onyido, grew up listening to the likes of Bob Marley and Shakedemus.
He studied in Lagos and Ife, Nigeria before heading to Atlantic College, KL Malaysia where he studied Mass Communications.
He says, “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”.
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 one people make you feel any less than what you are… Work hard and dream big because it is achievable”