Koker (musician)

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Koker
File:Koker (musician).jpg
Born Olayiwola "Olabanji" Kokumo
Lagos State Nigeria
Residence Ogun State, Nigeria
Citizenship Nigeria
Alma mater University of Lagos
Occupation Singer, Songwriter, Performer
Years active 2014–present
Musical artist

Olayiwola Olabanji Kokumo,[1] better known as Koker, is a Nigerian singer and songwriter. He currently has a record deal with Chocolate City. He was part of the debut studio album, The Indestructible Choc Boi Nation which was released on 30 April 2015. He was nominated for Rookie of The Year at The Headies 2015 edition[2][3] and he was endorsed by Cloud 9, an Online Music Streaming Company.[4]

Musical career

His sound is been influenced by King Sunny Adé, Shina Peters and Ebenezer Obey, Koker uses a fusion of Afrobeat, Afro-Juju and Afropop to bring his sound together and he performs in Yoruba, English and Pidgin English.

2015:Do Something (Hit single)

On 9 May 2015 Koker released his second single "Do Something" under Chocolate City and the music video was directed by Mex.[5][6]

  • On 30 October 2015 Do Something was on number 3 spot on Alternative Nigerian Chart by The Beat 99.9 FM and the song was lead by Adekunle Gold with Orente on number 2 spot why Niniola sported number 1 position with Soke.[7]
Chart (2015–16) Song Peak
position
The Beat 99.9 FM "Do Something" 3
  • Koker spoked to St. Eve Magazine about his single Do Something which he referred as not his first single released by the label.[8]

The Indestructible Choc Boi Nation

Koker has recorded a whole lot of songs for Chocolate City as it is said on the interview with St. Eve Magazine and also the Chocolate City compilation album The Indestructible Choc Boi Nation which was released on 30 April 2015. It included hit singles, "Do Something" which was the lead single.

2016:Kolewerk (Hit single)

On 9 February 2016 Koker released his third single "Kolewerk" under Chocolate City and the music video was directed by Clarence Peters[9] and the remix was released on June 17, 2016 featuring Olamide.[10][11]

Endorsements

  • Endorsement deal with Cloud 9 in 2016.

Educational Background

Koker attended University of Lagos where he studied Creative Arts.

Notable performances and events

Notable performances

He has performed in several popular events and shows since his rise to stardom, performed in events like:

Event Year
"Industry Nite". [12] 2015
"Felabration". [13]
"Beat of Lagos Concert". [14]
"LAFF Out 9JA". [15]
"Generally Speaking with "Chuks D General". [16][17] 2016
"Shalanga". [18]
"Gidi Culture Festival". [19]
"African Basketball League". [20] [21]
" Afropolitan Vibes concert" [22]

Notable events

He was part of several popular events since his rise to stardom, events like:

Event Year
"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" [23] 2016

Discography

Compilation albums

Single

As lead artist
Year Title Album
2015 "Kaabo" TBA
"DO Something" The Indestructible Choc Boi Nation
2016 "Kolewerk" Non-Album
"Kolewerk (Remix)"
(featuring Olamide)

Cover

As lead artist
Year Main Artist Main Title Main Album Cover Title
2016 Drake "One Dance" (featuring Kyla & Wizkid) Views "One Dance (cover)" [24]

Collaborations

As featured artist
Year Title Artist Album
2014 "Rich"
(featuring Koker)[25][26]
M.I The Chairman
2015 "Rotate"
(featuring Koker)
Stunt Non-Album
"Blessings"
(featuring Milli, Koker & Dice Ailes)
G-Plus
"GerraraHere"
(featuring Koker)
Falz
"Alujo"
(featuring Phenom & Koker)
Black Market
"Awon Temi"
(featuring Dice Ailes & Koker)
Loose Kaynon
"You Garrit"
(featuring Koker)
Shodyreeks
"Bass"
(featuring Koker)
Ice Prince The Indestructible Choc Boi Nation
"Heartfelt"
(featuring Koker)
Milli
2016 "Atarodo"
(featuring Jumabee & Koker)
DJ Spicey Non-Album
"Don’t Go"
(featuring Ink Edwards & Koker)
DJ Combs
"Sisi Maria"
(featuring Skales & Koker)
Omo Akin
"Magician (Abrakadabra)"
(featuring L.A.X, Koker & Jumabee)
DJ Mekzy

Awards and nominations

Year Awards ceremony Award description(s) Results Ref
2015 The Headies Rookie of the Year Template:Nom [27]
TooXclusive Award Best New Artist Template:Nom [28][29]
2016 City People Entertainment Awards Best New Act Template:Won [30]

See also

List of Nigerian musicians

References

  1. Igwe, H. (20 October 2015). "EXCLUSIVE: God Ministered To Me Before I Signed My Record Deal – Singer". Naij.com - Nigeria news. (NAIJ). https://www.naij.com/609959-exclusive-god-ministered-signed-record-deal-singer.html. Retrieved 5 August 2016. 
  2. "Full list of winners @ The Headies 2015". 2 January 2016. http://www.vanguardngr.com/2016/01/full-list-of-winners-the-headies-2015/. Retrieved 27 July 2016. 
  3. "Headies Awards 2015: Full List Of Winners". 2 January 2016. http://www.channelstv.com/2016/01/02/headies-awards-2015-full-list-of-winners/. Retrieved 27 July 2016. 
  4. "Choc City Act, Koker Joins Olamide, Ice Prince And Seyi Shay As Cloud 9 Ambassador". Nigeria Entertainment Today. 8 July 2016. http://thenet.ng/2016/07/choc-city-act-koker-joins-olamide-ice-prince-and-seyi-shay-as-cloud-9-ambassador/. Retrieved 5 August 2016. 
  5. "DOWNLOAD:Choc Boi Nation Presents: Koker - Do Something". E G O. 9 May 2015. http://notjustok.com/2015/05/09/choc-boi-nation-presents-koker-do-something/. Retrieved 5 August 2016. 
  6. "Koker Drops ‘Do Something’ Video • Channels Television". Channels TV. 30 July 2015. http://www.channelstv.com/2015/07/30/koker-drops-do-something-video/. Retrieved 5 August 2016. 
  7. "Alternative Nigerian Chart | The Beat 99.9 FM". The Beat 99.9 FM. http://www.thebeat99.com/chart/alternative-nigerian-30-09-2015. Retrieved 5 August 2016. 
  8. ""Do Something" is not even my first official single – Chocolate City’s Koker – st-eve Magazine". st-evemagazine.com (St. Eve Magazine). http://st-evemagazine.com/do-something-is-not-even-my-first-official-single-chocolate-citys-koker/. Retrieved 5 August 2016. 
  9. "Nigeria: Choc Boiz Artiste, Koker Releases New Video Kolewerk". http://allafrica.com/stories/201602151910.html. Retrieved 5 August 2016. 
  10. "WATCH: Koker releases ‘Kolewerk’ remix featuring Olamide". News 24. http://www.news24.com.ng/Entertainment/News/watch-koker-releases-kolewerk-remix-featuring-olamide-20160728. Retrieved 5 August 2016. 
  11. "VIDEO PREMIERE: Koker Ft. Olamide – Kolewerk Remix". -Nigeria Today. 28 July 2016. http://www.nigeriatoday.ng/2016/07/video-premiere-koker-ft-olamide-kolewerk-remix/. Retrieved 5 August 2016. 
  12. Adiele, Chinedu. "Industry Nite: Saeon, Koker, Bigmo, Kach, Silvastone, others shake stage". http://pulse.ng/events/industry-nite-saeon-koker-bigmo-kach-silvastone-others-shake-stage-id4283410.html. Retrieved 4 August 2016. 
  13. "#Felabration2015: Here's The FULL PERFORMANCE List And Schedule". Nigeria Entertainment Today. 10 October 2015. http://thenet.ng/2015/10/felabration2015-heres-the-full-performance-list-and-schedule/. Retrieved 7 August 2016. 
  14. "Olamide, Kiss Daniel, Patoranking, Others Battle For Plot Of Land At Beat Of Lagos Concert". Nigerian Entertainment Today. 27 August 2015. http://thenet.ng/2015/08/olamide-kiss-daniel-patoranking-others-battle-for-plot-of-land-at-beat-of-lagos-concert/. Retrieved 7 August 2016. 
  15. Adiele, Chinedu. "'LAFF Out 9JA': Seyi Law, Koffi, Igos, MC Shakara, Koker set to storm stage". Pulse Nigeria. http://pulse.ng/events/laff-out-9ja-seyi-law-koffi-igos-mc-shakara-koker-set-to-storm-stage-id4100597.html. Retrieved 7 August 2016. 
  16. Adesanya, Adedayo. "Chuks D General show 'Generally Speaking'". http://pulse.ng/events/chuks-d-general-show-generally-speaking-id5256184.html. Retrieved 28 July 2016. 
  17. Nikki, EM (23 July 2016). "Wow! Check out what these top comedians were seen doing in Abuja last weekend (photos)". Naij.com - Nigeria news.. https://www.naij.com/895541-wow-check-top-comedians-seen-abuja-last-weekend-photos.html. Retrieved 28 July 2016. 
  18. "Yaw, AY banter on ‘Shalanga’". 3 May 2016. http://thenewsnigeria.com.ng/2016/05/yaw-ay-banter-on-shalanga/. Retrieved 28 July 2016. 
  19. Adiele, Chinedu. "Gidi Fest 2016: Ycee, Lola Rae, Ikon, Poe, DJ Consequence, others announced in final lineup of artistes set to perform". http://pulse.ng/events/gidi-fest-2016-ycee-lola-rae-ikon-poe-dj-consequence-others-announced-in-final-lineup-of-artistes-set-to-perform-id4808957.html. Retrieved 6 August 2016. 
  20. "ABL All-Star Weekend sold out: 2Baba, Davido, Emma Nyra, M.I, Sound Sultan and more in attendance". dailysportsng.com (Daily Sports Nigeria). http://dailysportsng.com/news/detail.php?news=2037&title=ABL%20All-Star%20Weekend%20sold%20out:%202Baba,%20Davido,%20Emma%20Nyra,%20M.I,%20Sound%20Sultan%20and%20more%20in%20attendance. Retrieved 7 August 2016. 
  21. "The ABL All Star Weekend was a Smash Hit with Tickets Sold Out! See 2Baba, Davido, Emma Nyra, M.I, Sound Sultan & More". Bella Naija. https://www.bellanaija.com/2016/03/the-abl-all-star-weekend-was-a-smash-hit-with-tickets-sold-out-see-2baba-davido-emma-nyra-m-i-sound-sultan-more/. Retrieved 7 August 2016. 
  22. "Oritse Femi to headline July Afropolitan Vibes concert". Music In Africa. 12 July 2016. http://musicinafrica.net/oritse-femi-headline-july-afropolitan-vibes-concert. Retrieved 7 August 2016. 
  23. "Julius Agwu, others step out as 'teenage mutant Ninja Turtles' - Vanguard News". 6 July 2016. http://www.vanguardngr.com/2016/07/julius-agwu-others-step-out-as-teenage-mutant-ninja-turtles/. Retrieved 4 August 2016. 
  24. "Chocolate City’s Koker covers Drake, Kyla & Wizkid’s “One Dance”". Bella Naija. https://www.bellanaija.com/2016/04/chocolate-citys-koker-covers-drake-kyla-wizkids-one-dance-listen/. Retrieved 7 August 2016. 
  25. "An Insider's Critique Of 'The Chairman' Album". 8 November 2014. http://thenet.ng/2014/11/an-insiders-critique-of-the-chairman-album/. Retrieved 28 July 2016. 
  26. "M.I Abaga returns with The Chairman (Official Tracklisting + Album Art)". 29 October 2014. http://dailypost.ng/music/2014/10/29/m-abaga-returns-chairman-official-tracklisting-album-art/. Retrieved 28 July 2016. 
  27. "Who Will Win Headies 2015 Rookie Of The Year Award?". 27 December 2015. http://thenet.ng/2015/12/who-will-win-headies-2015-rookie-of-the-year-award/. Retrieved 28 July 2016. 
  28. "Olamide Leads With 7 Nominations At TooXclusive Awards 2015". 9 December 2015. http://thenet.ng/2015/12/olamide-leads-with-7-nominations-at-tooxclusive-awards-2015/. Retrieved 28 July 2016. 
  29. "tooXclusive AWARDS 2015 - WINNERS!". http://tooxclusive.com/news/tooxclusive-awards-2015-winners/. Retrieved 28 July 2016. 
  30. "Winners At City People Entertainment Awards 2016". 26 July 2016. http://thenet.ng/2016/07/full-list-of-winners-at-2016-city-people-entertainment-awards/. Retrieved 2 August 2016. 

External links

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