Arguably one of the biggest Nigerian Artistes based in Malaysia, Ketchup has managed to carve a niche for himself in the Malaysian music industry and is now ready to conquer the Nigerian scene. Born Onyido Nkemjika, Ketchup grew up in the city of Lagos, Nigeria. From a very tender age he exhibited a level of creativity that was rare in children his age so it came as no surprise when he took up dancing during his secondary education in Ijaniki, a Federal Government College on the outskirts of Lagos.
Nkem discovered music while dancing in secondary school and he was so good, the younger students tried emulating him and came to him for lessons in both music and dance. It was then he realized that music and dance were his passion and thus began his love affair with both of them. The name KETCH-UP was given to him by his friends because he was always the life of the party whenever they got together. “Nkem will ‘ketchup the place’” was a regular slang amongst his friends and the name stuck.
Ketchup has recorded songs in Malaysia with top artistes like James Baum, Brittela, Dabenja, Yomi Vuitton, Jowie, Micah and Deuce and has performed at different shows alongside MI, Jesse Jagz, BankyW, WizKid, Sexy Steel, Wande Coal, Flavour, Dr Sid and Terry G. He has also worked with DJs such as Dj JAM JAM , DJ Flavour and Dj Quest. Ketchup is known as a very versatile artiste due to his ability to switch styles when needed. His energy and creativity on stage set him in a different league all together.
Ketchup is moving… and moving fast. His first two awards came when he won BEST MALE ARTISTE and BEST STAGE PEFORMANCE all in one night at the AEA 2011 IN MALAYSIA and he has now been nominated for MOST PROMISINC ACT TO WATCH at the Nigerian Entertainment Awards(NEA) in New York.
This humble, funny, energetic and creative performer is focused and would never back down from what he views as a challenge. He has come to set his mark On the entertainment industry as a whole. Listen to the Nuvo Remix below featuring DJ Jam Jam![audio:https://www.360nobs.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/Nuvo-JamjamKetchup.mp3|titles=Nuvo- Jamjam&Ketchup]