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Background information
Birth nameDerek Ugochukwu Osonwa
Born27 March 1983 (1983-03-27) (age 40)
  • Record producer
  • musician
  • composer
  • band director
  • pianist
  • songwriter
Years active2006 -Present
LabelsDekumzy Multimedia Entertainment

Derek Osonwa, professionally known as Dekumzy, is a Nigerian record producer, musician, composer, pianist, and songwriter.[1] His first major production was the album of the Duo "Resonance" titled "Chinweike" in 2006. Since then he has gone forth to work with the likes of Mr Raw, Flavour N'abania, Bracket, Dr Alban, Charly Boy among others.[2] His production credits include hits like "Baby Oku" by Flavour N'abania, "Strong and Mighty" by Mr Raw featuring Flavour N'abania, "Carolina Remix" by Dr Alban featuring Charly Boy, "No Time" by Bracket featuring P-Square, "Yori Yori Remix" by Bracket ft 2Baba.[3]

Early life[edit]

Dekumzy was born in Enugu, Enugu State, Nigeria on 27 March 1983. He has family roots in Awka, Anambra State. He became active in music when he joined Federal Ex Students Christian Association (FECA) in the year 2000. He joined the choir at this point and started playing the keyboard. He founded the now defunct Girl Band Trio "Desperate Chicks" namely Stormrex, Ursula Ice and Barbie. One of them "Ursula Ice" eventually became his wife. Stormrex went solo. He has 2 sons[4][5][6]


His career highs includes the production of the theme song for the Nollywood Movie "A Million Tears" titled "Treasure" featuring Kate Henshaw.[7] The production of the music collaboration between Dr Alban and Charly Boy on the remix of "Carolina" in 2009.[8] The Production of 8 tracks from the second album of Bracket "Cupid Stories" in 2011.[9] He has had a few stints as an artist which include the tracks "Who get dat thing" featuring Slowdog in 2010 and "Ashawoosa" in 2014.[10]


As Producer
Year Title Album
2006 "Chinweike by Resonance
2007 "Happy Day by " Bracket Happy Day
"Strong and Mighty" by Mr Raw ft Flavour N'abania Everything Remains Raw
"Elewukwu" by TJ
2010 "Carolina Remix" by Dr Alban ft Charly Boy
2011 "Tell Me Somtin" by Bracket Cupid Stories
"Beautiful Baby" by Bracket ft Flavour N'abania
"Me and U" by Bracket
"Bro Wale" by Bracket
"Desire" by Bracket
"Remember" by Bracket ft 2Baba
"My God" by Bracket
"Muah Muah" by Bracket
2012 "Baby Oku" by Flavour N'abania Blessed (Flavour N'abania album)

As composer[edit]

Selected Feature films[edit]

Year Title Notes
2009 "True Story"
"Millenium Lady"
2010 "Gazza Treasure"
2013 "Strength to Strength"
"Parish House"
2015 "30 Minutes From Hell"
2016 "Mummy Why" Directed by Ernest Obi
"Poka Messiah"
"The Storm"
2017 "Delta Blood"
"Adaku The Wicked Soul"
"Lying Game"
"Beautiful Rose"
"Wrath of Ika"
2019 "Wrong Initiation" Directed by Nani Boi
"Her Mothers Man" Directed by Desmond Elliot
"Stolen Crown "
"Ordinary Fellows" Directed by Lorenzo Menakaya


  1. ^ "Producer Colleague Slams J.Martins: You Disappointed Us!". The Net. 30 November 2009. Retrieved 26 September 2016.
  2. ^ "[CELEBRITY BIO] Chinedu Okoli a.k.a. Flavour's Full Biography". Information Nigeria. Retrieved 26 September 2016.
  3. ^ Aderibigbe Tolulope (2 April 2010). "The Real Story Behind The Group Bracket". Jaguda. Retrieved 26 September 2016.
  4. ^ Bella naija. "BN Presents Naija Divas: Desperate Chicks". Bella Naija.
  5. ^ Galaxykay. "Stormrex (formerly of Desperate Chicks) out with a Brand New Hit". Gistmania.
  6. ^ Osagie Alonge. "NETPod: From Enugu to Lagos, Storm Rex debuts solo career". The Net.
  7. ^ Chidumga Izuzu. ""Two Together," "A Million Tears" 5 Emeka Ike movies every fan should remember". Pulse.
  8. ^ Ovie O. "Video: Dr Alban ft Charlie Boy – Carolina". Notjustok.
  9. ^ Jaguda. "Bracket's 3rd Album 'Cupid Stories' Officially Out". Jaguda.
  10. ^ Mukosolu Nzom. "I Once Had An Affair With Stormrex.....DEKUMZY". Pzimedia.

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