The journey started a back in 2000, when a certain young girl got involved with rap as a hobby; it grew into something else as she fell in love with rap music with every listen till she started writing her own bars.
At 16, she got signed to an indie label, where she learned to write songs, record and perform. Years later, in a bid to move her career to the next level, she and her manager left the stables of Testify Music and went on to learn more about music, the art of RAP, music business and hone their skills individually. In this time, she worked with several artistes and producers such as Freestyle, Terry tha Rapman, Jokaynie, Beatworx and Sound Sultan, till she got a new deal with another indie record label, CAPital Hill Music, owned by video director, Clarence A. Peters.
Kelechi Ohia a.k.a Kel first caught our attention on the remix of Illbliss’ ‘You Go Wound’, which picked up the award for Best Hip-hop Video at the 2008 Soundcity Music Video Awards in Lagos, Nigeria. A short while after she stunned audiences around Nigeria with a very impressive 16 bars, she dropped her first single, ‘Waa Wa Alright’, and Nigeria acknowledged the birth of a new music star.
With just one single out, Kel got nominations for Best Mainstream Hiphop Video at the 2008 Nigerian Music Video Awards, Most Promising Artiste at the 2008 Dynamix Awards, Next Rated and Best Rap single at the 2009 Hiphop World Awards, Best Female Video at the 2009 Soundcity Music Video Awards, where she picked up the award for Discovery of the Year.
Her debut album, one of the most anticipated hip-hop albums for 2009, was released in August 2009 and titled “The Investment“. A week after the album was released; Kel was nominated in the Best Female category of the 2009 MTV Africa Music Awards. Kel has bagged several nominations, some of which include Best New Artiste at the Dynamix Awards, Musician of the Year at the 2009/2010 Future Nigeria Awards, Best Rap Album and Hiphop World Revelation of the Year at the 2010 Hiphop World Awards. On her debut album, Kel worked with some of the best producers and artistes in Nigeria.
This young lady has shown that the entertainment industry is just enough to accommodate anyone with outstanding musical prowess and determination to succeed.
It is the year 2011, now an independent artiste and brand ambassador for Soul Mate hair products, Kel is set to drop new materials and take her game to a new level. One of such materials was her January Release of “Action“‘. Listen below:
Kel - Action (3.9 MiB, 2,052 hits)
At about 10am today on her birthday, Kel will be signing another year’s deal with Soul Mate hair products, as an ambassador for the brand.
Kel has also teamed up with Lami on her new single – ‘Superwoman‘ which premieres on 360nobs along with the video early March. The video will be directed by Tom Robson.
Peep some of her joints that were on her debut album.
Dear Kel, Happy birthday!!!
Please join me and the 360Fam in wishing Kel a happy birthday.
Kel ft SLK - Boy Meets Girl (6.0 MiB, 402 hits)
Kel ft Waje & Jesse Jagz - Sitting On Top (6.8 MiB, 387 hits)
Kel ft M.I & OC - Love (6.4 MiB, 396 hits)