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City & State
Nairobi
Country
Kenya
Music Genre(s):
World/Dancehall/Reggae
Bio:
I grew up in the harsh ghettos of Eastlands in Kenya, in a place where only drugs and crime thrived, nevertheless I had my goals and I never let go of them.I knew I wanted to do music from a very early age and all that changed when I won my first award at the age of 13, despite the hardship that was there and the lack of funds, I never let go of my dream. I am leaving it right now, going to university and doing what I love best, positive music to uplift my fellow brothers and sisters out there who want to give up on their dreams.My first album we'll be out by August 2011 and I promise all my fans all over the world that it's going to shock them, it's a work of art people.Just watch this space. Ogwellah was born on 26th June 1991 in Nairobi, Kenya. In the east side part of Nairobi commonly known as “Eastlando” in the Kenyan slung. It was in this area where the heavy influence of Dancehall ragga and reggae first started to have a major impact on him. Being born in a neighborhood where only crime, gangs and drugs thrived, his parents were very strict on him, considering the type of neighborhood that they lived in.” Bangu downtown” as commonly known today was the city of Alcapones and still is but the big boys loved him and that friendship between the little Ogwellah then with the big boys worried his dad and mum, everything became serious when his cousin got shot dead, that prompted his dad to move the whole family to Langata, (L.G.T). They lived in Langata till 2004, during this time he would make visits to Eastlando to check on his friends. While schooling in Malezi Preparatory school He joined the tennis team. Being a talented young boy, he was selected in every sport team, swimming, Football rugby and even basketball. But tennis was what he fell in love with; later representing Kenya in the boys under 12, 14 and 18 tournaments in Kenya and around the continent. His dad lost his job in 2004 which made him to move back again to the East, by this time Ogwellah had already started to perfect his style. He had joined the Christian Union club in Malezi where he used to rendition the gospel songs into dancehall and ragga tastes. Winning his first award at the age of 12, that gave him enough morale to push on. Moving back to Eastlands was tough, His friends that he had schooled with in Bangu downtown in Marura Nursery and DR. Kraft primary school were either behind bars or dead, most of them had joined various gangs and tracing them again was tough him. The only friend he found from that lot was his childhood best friend Odhis, others were on the run or on police blacklists. He moved to Eastland where he joined Brainhouse academy in Kasarani, he thanks the school for the entertainment club that nurtured his talent by giving him the chance to perform in the school open days and closing days. While there he hooked up with Reez of Timam records where he recorded his first song in 2007 known as duttywine. He then joined United States International University where he is currently enrolled for International Business Administration. As a freshman in 2008, he formed he’s crew known as D-polloh and got the chance to perform duttywine during the Mr. and Miss USIU in the same year. He later met with his current producer BENBEN of Squizworks Studios who had been living in the U.K did a track with the Gallis riddim with received massive airplay in local and internet radios. His track squiz yuh and video released in April 2011 is on high rotation on radios, internet channels and even T.V stations. Squiz yuh has really catapulted him to the dancehall music scene by giving him lots of interviews on radio and t.v and the much needed airplay that upcoming artist don’t get. His unique dancehall style that has rhythm and melody in it has seen him scoop major awards at his university and gather more fans, Earning him the name “de dancehall story tellah” and “Nairobiz NO. 1 TOPSHOTTTA.” His songs relationships, everytime nakupenda, squiz yuh just but to name a few have unparalleled versatility laden with lyrical superiority never before seen on this side of the continent. His squiz yuh track with massive creativity in it is the living embodiment of what lies ahead for this young Dancehall/ reggae/ world genius. To sharpen his lyrical capabilities, Ogwellah also ghostwrites for other artists. All said and done, Ogwellah has what it takes to run this industry. With his trademark sound “Uuuuuuwwiiiii !!!” he has started going places, and is destined to go more places.

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