African China

African China: "Men wey sabi" (Globedisk Music, Nigeria, 2007)

My name is Chinagorom Onuoha, popularly and musically known as African China. The name African China stands for "African Children Have Ideas Natural for African". I was born in the ghetto called Orile in Lagos, Nigeria. I had my secondary education at Iganmu High School and my primary education at Metropolitan Primary School. I am from Imo state and I happened to be the last child of my mother. I started music in 1985 at the age of seven and went fully into music at the age of 18 in 1996, after my secondary school. I became a professional in the game in 1999. I got my first award at the Nigerian international song festival N.I.S.O.F.E. 99. before I had even released my debut album "Crisis" that later went on to win so many more awards like: *the best reggae/ ragga dancehall for Fanta Fame musical award 2003 merit award*, *Unfication peace award from the OPC*, *1st Nigerian Entertainment award*, *N.U.S.E.C award*, *Best award and Grand hotel award for best perfomance*...and many many more. Now I have another album out titled "Mr. President", the hottest selling album in the Nigeria. The track is also featured on the internationally released compilation "Lagos Stori Plenti - Urban Sounds from Nigeria" (Out Here Records), the first compilation of its kind concentrating on contemporary music from Nigeria. Part of the promotion for this compilation also saw me touring five German countries. My kind of music is basically African in nature, it's called PIDGIN Reggae/dancehall. My inspiration comes from the people on the street and GOD. I WANT TO BE SEEN LIKE EVERY OTHER NIGERIAN/AFRICAN, UNDERGOING PAINS LIKE OTHERS. NOTHING DEY PA...............................


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