Waconzy

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Musical artist

Anyanwu Obinna Kelvin (born in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria), better known by stage name WACONZY, Some call him Supa Dupa Nigg, while others call him Awah. He is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, record producer and philanthropist. His music cuts across all ages, genders and geographical boundaries which is what makes him a house hold name. Waconzy rose to prominence in 2010 with his hit song "I Celebrate" which sold platinum. He is signed to Dv8 Media.[1]

Early Life, Breakthrough Single and Music Career

Early life

Obinna kelvin Anyanwu popularly known as Waconzy was born on the 10th of August 1983 in Port Harcourt, Rivers State where he basically grew up. Waconzy completed his primary and secondary education in Port Harcourt.In 1998, Waconzy recorded his first song while he was still in high school[2] and Waconzy released his first commercial single in In year 2000, Waconzy gained admission into the prestigious Federal University of Technology Owerri and graduated in 2005 with a bachelor of technology in Project management. After completing his NYSC service in 2006, Waconzy joined the project management institute in America where he was certified a Project Management Professional (PMP). While in school Waconzy gained great acceptance and popularity among his peers. He won lots of musical talent competitions, which catapulted him into the spotlight.[3]

Breakthrough Single

"I Celebrate"

On 2009 Waconzy released his hit single, "I Celebrate" and on December 14, 2010 the first official Video for the HIt Single I Celebrate was shot by CAPital Dream Pictures and on July 15, 2011 Wanconzy released a new Video for the Hit Single but this time it was shot by Clarence Peters himself.. And the remix featured the Port Harcourt son Duncan Mighty...

Career(2008 - 2014)

Nigerian born music star and philanthropist set sail in the music industry in 2008 after the success of his monster hit "I Celebrate" which shot him into lime light It has been nothing but an upward path for him. Due to his passion for music he distinguished himself by carving a niche in the music industry; this resulted in his style of music, a sweet blend of western and African rhythm resulting to an irresistible style known as Afro-soul. Waconzy is a blend of two English words, "Wacko" and "Zany" which reflects in his lyrical delivery. His music cuts across all age, genders and geographical boundaries which is what makes the difference as a creative and versatile artist.[4] Waconzy has collaborated with Truth Hurts, Banky W., Faze, Duncan Mighty, Naeto C, Serrie leone stars and more. Not to be outdone by his exploits in the music world, Waconzy is also accomplished in several other fields which includes project management and New Media Public relations. Waconzy is not new to humanitarian projects as he has in the past paid and sponsored tuition fees for primary school pupils. Fed over a thousand destitute in one day and recently launched the Waconzy VS Malaria – Zero tolerance campaign[5] which is primarily aimed at fighting the menace of malaria in Africa. Waconzy played a major in encouraging Nigerian musicians to make music with meaning so as not to destroy the minds of the younger generation. He also played a major role in educating the Niger Delta Based musicians on the importance of education in their career and how they can generate income via their God given talent. His Name Waconzy is a blend of two English words . Wacko which means a crazy person and Zany which means an erratic or eccentric person.. His Style of music is well describes by his Name Waconzy

World Tours And Notable Performances

World Tours

Hottest Naija Boy Alive (Europe Tour) in 2014 [6] where he spotted with Sean Combs [7]

Notable Performances

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

  • MTN on the Power of Ten Concert (2011)[8]
  • Calabar Carnival (2013)[9]
  • Caribbean African American Awards (2013) [10][11]
  • MTN Loud In Naija Tour (2013) [12][13]
  • Hennessey Artistry Tour (2013) [13][14]

Press releases

  • On November 4, 2013 Waconzy in an interview with Rubbin Minds on Channels TV.

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  • On August 13, 2013 Waconzy Feeds 1000 Lagos Beggars & Less Privileged On His Birthday.

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Discography

Singles

2008

  • "Ikebe super"

2009

  • "I Celebrate"

2011

  • "Hallelujah"
  • "Jangolova"
    (featuring Banky W.)
  • "Fine Fine Girl"

2012

  • "Jogodo"
  • "Club on Fire"
  • "Oh No (I CRY)"

2013

  • "Amosu"
  • "Sweet Like Tombo"
    (featuring Chimaga)
  • "Club on Fire (Remix)"
    (featuring Truth Hurts)
  • "My Money Dey Talk"
    (featuring Chimaga)
  • "Champion"
    (featuring Faze)

2014

  • "Ekpoh"
  • "Ogbono"
  • "Na God"
  • "Am Sorry"
  • "Amosu (Remix)"
    (featuring Rhage, Heyden Adama & Shadow Boxxer)
  • "Pitakwa"
  • "Nothing Last Forever"
  • "Let Me Love you"
  • "Apple Of My Eyes"

Albums

  • I Celebrate (2011)
  • Money Back Guarantee (2013)
  • Waconzy: Greatest Hits (2015)

Awards and nominations

Year Awards ceremony Award description(s) Results
2009 Glitz Awards Song of The Year (Ikebe Super) Template:Won
2010 Odudu Awards[15] Artist of The Year (Himself) Template:Won
Song of the year (I celebrate) Template:Won
Naija Urban (Male) Template:Won
Best Collaboration ('ft. Ibz, Drill, Big mouth – Too Much Money') Template:Won
2011 NigerDelta Advancement Awards Video of the Year (I Celebrate) Template:Won
2012 City People Entertainment Awards Best Raggae/Dancehall artiste (I Celebrate Remix) Template:Nom
2013 Blue print Awards Best indigenous Artist of the year (Amosu) Template:Won
F.A.C.E Awards International Artist of the year {Himself} Template:Nom
2014 New Media Awards Best use of Social Media NGO (Waconzy’s Silver spoon foundation) Template:Nom[16]

Awarded

In 2013 the Nigerian singer Waconzy was awarded a Humanitarian Award at the World Music and Independent Film Festival in Hollywood, California in recognition of His fight against Malaria, one of the biggest killers of Children under 5 in Africa killing an estimated 3,000 children daily.[17]

See also

References

  1. "Biography of Waconzy". Waconzy. http://waconzy.com/biography/. 
  2. "Early life Story of Waconzy". Jango. http://www.jango.com/music/Waconzy/_full_bio. 
  3. "Early life Story of Waconzy". Waconzy. http://waconzy.com/biography/. 
  4. "Career of Waconzy". Waconzy. http://waconzy.com/biography/. 
  5. "Waconzy launches his zero tolerance malaria campaign + his new music". Linda Ikeji. http://www.lindaikejisblog.com/2013/11/waconzy-launches-his-zero-tolerance.html. Retrieved 10 November 2013. 
  6. "Waconzy kicks off his Hottest Naija Boy Alive Europe Tour". Tatafo Naija. http://www.tatafonaija.com/2014/03/photos-waconzy-kicks-off-his-hottest-naija-boy-alive-europe-tour/. Retrieved 20 March 2014. 
  7. "Waconzy Pictured With P. Diddy On His American Tour, View Photo". Ono Bello. http://onobello.com/waconzy-pictured-p-diddy-american-tour-view-photo/. Retrieved 20 October 2014. 
  8. "MTN POWER OF 10 CONCERT". Jaguda. http://jaguda.com/2011/09/17/mtn-power-of-10-concert-dr-sid-naeto-c-9ice-others-thrill-fans-in-makurdi-enugu/. Retrieved 17 September 2011. 
  9. "Calabar Festival 2013". TheVoice. http://www.calabarblog.com/calabar-festival-2013-full-festiva/. 
  10. "Waconzy’s Performance At The Caribbean African American 2013". Waconzy. http://waconzy.com/caanawards2013/. 
  11. [hhttp://spellsmusic.net/video-waconzys-performance-at-the-caribbean-african-american-nations-caan-music-awards-2013/ "Waconzy’s Performance At The Caribbean African American 2013"]. Spells Music. hhttp://spellsmusic.net/video-waconzys-performance-at-the-caribbean-african-american-nations-caan-music-awards-2013/. 
  12. "Waconzy Kills The Show at The MTN Loud in Naija Tour Ibadan". City News. http://citynews.ng/waconzy-kills-the-show-at-the-mtn-loud-in-naija-tour-ibadan/. 
  13. 13.0 13.1 "Ibadan Youths Laud MTN For A Great Show As Loud in Naija Concert Begins". Naija. https://www.naij.com/51937.html. 
  14. "Hennessy Artistry Supporting Acts". The Fast Babe. http://www.thefastbabe.com/2013/08/video-hennessy-artistry-supporting-acts.html. 
  15. "Winners & Nominee’s of Odudu (PH Music) Awards..". PHCityMusic. http://phcitymusic.com/blog/2010/12/02/winners-nominees-of-odudu-ph-music-awards/. Retrieved 2 December 2010. 
  16. "Full Winners List at 2014 New Media Broad Awards". Bob Alash. http://jaguda.com/2014/03/13/full-winners-list-2014-new-media-broad-awards/. Retrieved 13 March 2014. 
  17. "Waconzy wins Humanitarian Award in Hollywood". Record Africa. http://www.recordafrica.com/waconzy-award-malaria/. Retrieved 28 August 2015. 

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