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Naeto C
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Background information
Birth nameNaetochukwu Chikwe
عرفThe 'P', Super C
OriginImo State, Nigeria
Music genreRap, African hip hop
Singer-songwriter, rapper
Years of activity2006–present
Record labelStorm 360, Cerious Music
Associated actsIkechukwu, D'banj, Don Jazzy, Wande Coal, Davido, Storm all Stars, Flavour N'abania, Lynxxx, GospelOnDeBeatz

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Naetochukwu Chikwe, kí ódù ojí akpatechí ñw chí Naeto C,kí chí éne Nigerian rapper, Afrobeat artist kpaí kía chí recórdú .

Early life

Ku ma bí oñwu efu Houston, Texas kpai kí chí oma eta Nigerian .[1] í gòminar ye í The Imo State, kí chí Emeka Ihedioha mu‘kolo dú ñw Naeto C, kí chí enekaa ye okpú kí atíko úkolo kpai í Lagos Liaison.[2]

Education

Ubí kí fú úkoche ísakulu èdo megweji nwú chekpe kwi efu éwo Lagos, í ño lo tí ojiane amenefu United States kí ñ chí úkocha gbogba ye fí SUNY Old Westbury kpai anubí ódò gé, George Washington University. Efu ye kídeí takí wa dá kpai Uzikwendu kpai Ikechukwu, ene kí chí aspiring hip-hop artist ye í Washington Heights, New York. The trio went on to form the World Famous Academy, a brotherhood of musicians. They planned to grow into an independent record label but could not get their hands on the proper funds. Naeto C í chekpe efu ódò 2004 kwí George Washington University kpí BSc.efu Biology, í che kí lo tà ke chukocha ótakada gbogba kpaí kí ya kí mu du dokíto aduogwu . Ubíle í lo ya tejugane tí y‘oñañane gbo‘la ñw takí imí íbe ñwu ríoda kpaí í chane é lébor alí kí‘be ñw ka kpaí í chane ekelí ñwu .

Efu ódò 2010 Naeto pursued an MSc efu úkocha Energy ye í University of Dundee efu Scotland.[3]

It was reported in the Summer of 2013 by his mother that he was attending the University of Oxford in England studying "a course in Energy Economics" however there was no further elaboration on this course.[4]

On November 17, 2020, Naeto C graduated with a Master's of Science in Energy Economics from the University Of Dundee, Scotland.[5]

Career

Storm Records, (a record company based in Lagos, Nigeria) had been trying to sign the World Famous Akademy for some time, and since Naeto had decided to pursue his career as a musician he agreed along with the rest of the WFA. But they did not return to Nigeria until early 2006, when Ikechukwu released his debut album, Son Of the Soil. That album laid the grounds for Naeto C and the WFA. Working as an in-house producer with his newly discovered production team "ET-Quake" (consisting of TY Mix and VC Perez), Naeto was able to display his production skills working with Storm artists like Sasha, Dare Art-Alade, GT the Guitarman, Disconnect, Saro-Wiwa and Nkiru. Within a year of working with the aforementioned artists, Naeto had successfully recorded over 60 songs including his sophomore album material (a bulk of which he co-produced with ET-Quake).

A notable production achievement is the "I Believe" song Naeto wrote and co-produced with VC Perez (member of ET-Quake), which features himself, an up-and-coming R&B/Gospel artist, Sheun and Hugh Masekela from South Africa. Within the same year Naeto garnered a lot of experience performing, from Ikechukwu's album launch to Channel O awards to the I Believe Tour to Always promo tour with Sasha and many more gigs, in preparation for the phenomenal MTN Homecoming Concert, headlined by a popular friend, Nigerian pop sensation, D’banj. [citation needed] "Naeto C" recorded over 50 songs for his debut with production that transcended the hip hop sound of that time. From the Fela inspired "Lagos City Hustla" the most articulate reflection of Hip-Hop/Afro-beat till date to the down-south-melody-stricken first single "Sitting on Top", Naeto C has broken all boundaries and surpassed more limits than any up and coming artist, lyrically and production wise according to MO HIT RECORD. His debut album You Know My "P" was released in May 2008. As of 2018, Naeto C's net worth was estimated to be $7.5 million[citation needed] and he was ranked among the richest and most influential artists in Nigeria.

Personal life

Naeto C is married to Nicole Chikwe and they have three children.[6] His wife described him as a 'perfect husband' despite his celebrity lifestyle and that has sustained the family and marriage. She said this in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in 2019.[7]

Discography

Awards and nominations

Won

Nominated

References

  1. "Naeto C| Artist Biography, Music Videos, News, Photos | MTV Base". Archived from the original on September 28, 2013. Retrieved September 22, 2013.  Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  2. "Imo: Gov. Ihedioha names Kema Chikwe's son, Naeto C special assistant". Daily Post. Retrieved June 21, 2019. 
  3. Dundee University student Naeto C a Nigerian hip-hop star – The Courier, June 7, 2010
  4. Naeto C Returns to school again. – WhisperNigeria.net October 16, 2013
  5. "Naeto C Bags His Masters Degree". Nigeria Films (in en-gb). Retrieved 2020-09-30. 
  6. "Naeto C is perfect husband, stardom not in his head, says Wife". Vanguard News (in en-US). 2019-09-17. Retrieved 2020-09-30. 
  7. "Naeto C is perfect husband, stardom not in his head, says Wife". Vanguard News (in en-US). 2019-09-17. Retrieved 2021-02-27. 
  8. "Naeto C Drops Surprise Album Titled 'Day 1'". Bella Naija. Retrieved September 17, 2015. 
  9. BellaNaija.com (2008-11-23). "MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMAs) 2008: Winners & Photos". BellaNaija (in en-US). Retrieved 2023-11-08. 
  10. "Catch all the 2009 Channel O Music Video Awards action". Media Update (in English). 2009-11-05. Retrieved 2023-11-08. 
  11. "2009 Channel O Music Video Award winners". Linda Ikeji's Blog (in English). 2009-10-31. Retrieved 2023-11-08. 
  12. Coetzer Diane (2008-11-24). "Nigerian Acts Win Big At MTV Africa Music Awards". Billboard (in en-US). Retrieved 2023-11-08.