Ugochukwu Umeano (born October 2, 1994), who performs under the name “Mano”, is a Nigerian singer-songwriter, actor, dancer and instrumentalist. Having shown great interest in music at a very early age, Ugo performed solos in both kindergarten and primary school.
Still pursuing his passion for music and the performing arts, Ugo was a member of the Loyola Jesuit College Choir throughout his six years of secondary school. He was also a member of the school drumming band. In his fifth year of secondary school, he was made one of the school social prefects.
Therefore, he was involved in the planning and coordinating of all school social activities. In addition, he was a prominent member of the Loyola Union, a student organization dedicated to keeping the memory of the Sixty angels, who lost their lives in the December 2005 Sosoliso plane crash, alive.
It produces the annual Loyola Jesuit College dramas which include: Hopes of the Living Dead by Ola Rotimi, If… a tragedy of the ruled by Ola Rotimi and Hard Ground by Ahmed Yerima. Ugochukwu is currently studying Software Engineering at Drexel University, Philadelphia, U.S.A, and he is a member of the Drexel University Gospel Choir.
His greatest inspiration is R&B singer, Chris Brown and this is exceptionally underlined in his singles: Yo Number (which he composed himself), That Stupid Song (Cover), Sweetheart (Cover), LOML (Cover) etc. He is a member of the music group, J.T.S, and has collaborated with other upcoming artistes like Elomaina “I.A.N” Mafeni and M60.[audio:https://www.360nobs.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Did-You-Wrong-ft.-IAN-Prod.-by-IAN.mp3|titles=Did You Wrong ft. IAN (Prod. by IAN)]
Mano - Did You Wrong ft Ian Mafeni (3.8 MiB, 82 hits)