Emmy Gee

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Emmy Gee
Birth nameEmmanuel Nwankwo[1]
BornNigeria
OriginJohannesburg, South Africa
GenresHip hop
Occupation(s)
  • Rapper
  • singer
  • entrepreneur
Years active2013–present
LabelsTeamtalkless
Associated acts
  • AB Crazy
  • DJ Dimplez
  • King Jay

Emmanuel Nwankwo, known by his stage name Emmy Gee, is a Nigerian rapper based in South Africa. His debut single "Rands and Nairas" peaked at number 7 on South Africa's official music chart.[2] He started recording music at age 16 and worked with producer Shizzi in 2004. He co-founded an entertainment and clothing apparel company known as Teamtalkless.[1][3]

Early life and breakthrough single[edit]

Emmy Gee was born in Nigeria and is of the Igbo tribe. He is the last born of four siblings. He completed his primary and secondary education in Nigeria prior to moving to South Africa. Emmy Gee's debut single "Rands and Nairas" was released in 2013. It features rap vocals from AB Crazy and DJ Dimplez. In an interview with Zalebs in 2014, Emmy Gee said he had a feeling the song was going be successful after recording it. He revealed that AB Crazy wrote the song's hook and said they recorded the song to showcase the unity between Nigeria and South Africa. The music video for "Rands and Nairas" was shot and directed in South Africa by Nick Roux of Molotov Cocktail Productions.[3] On July 14, 2014, Emmy Gee released the remix of "Rands and Nairas", featuring Ice Prince, AB Crazy, Anatii, Phyno, Cassper Nyovest and DJ Dimplez.[4] Emmy Gee was among the few artists selected to perform at MTN's first Mandela Day concert in 2014.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Emmy Gee has a daughter named Emily Grace who was born in South Africa in 2016.[6]

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

List of singles as featured artist, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
SA
"Rands and Nairas"
(featuring AB Crazy and DJ Dimplez)
2013 7 TBA
"Rands and Nairas (Remix)"
(featuring Ice Prince, AB Crazy, Anatii, Phyno, Cassper Nyovest and DJ Dimplez)
2014
"Champagne Showers"
(featuring King Jay)
2015

As featured artist[edit]

List of singles as featured artist, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Artist Title Year Peak chart positions Album
SA
Buffalo Souljah "Ziyawa" (featuring. Red Button & Emmy Gee) 2014 The Chosen One
Bolo J "This Year" (featuring. Emmy Gee) 2015 Non-album singles
DJ Dimplez "Bae Coupe" (featuring. Ice Prince, Emmy Gee & Riky Rick)
DJ Scratch Masta "To the Tope" (featuring. Emmy Gee, AB Crazy & Eindo) 2016
King Jay "Owami" (featuring. Emmy Gee)
Tkinzy "Shake Ikebe" (featuring. Emmy Gee)
Teamtalkless "Church" (featuring. DJ Dimplez, TRK , Emmy Gee & King Jay) [7] 2017
DJ Kaywise "Normal Level" (featuring. Ice Prince, Kly & Emmy Gee) 2018 TBA

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Awards ceremony Award description(s) Recipient Results Ref
2014 Nigeria Entertainment Awards Best Music Video of the Year (Artist & Director) "Rands and Nairas" Won [8]
Diaspora Artist of the Year Himself Nominated [9]
Channel O Music Video Awards Most Gifted Newcomer Nominated [10]
Most Gifted Video of the Year "Rands and Nairas" Nominated
2015 Nigeria Entertainment Awards Diaspora Artist of the Year "Himself" Nominated [11]

See also[edit]

List of Nigerian rappers

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "EMMY GEE Biography". MTV Base. Archived from the original on 28 July 2014. Retrieved 26 July 2014.
  2. ^ "AIRPLAY CHART". EMA. Archived from the original on 28 April 2014. Retrieved 26 July 2014.
  3. ^ a b "EMMY GEE: SPENDING RANDS AND NAIRAS". Zalebs. Retrieved 26 July 2014.
  4. ^ "New Music: Emmy Gee feat. Ice Prince, AB Crazy, Anatii, Phyno, Cassper Nyovest & DJ Dimplez – Rands and Nairas (Remix)". Bellanaija. 14 July 2014. Retrieved 27 July 2014.
  5. ^ "Online music gig to honour Madiba". IOL. 18 July 2014. Retrieved 28 July 2014.
  6. ^ "Emmy Gee Welcomes His First Born Baby Into The World". SA Hip Hop Mag. 7 January 2016. Retrieved 19 August 2017.
  7. ^ Solanke, Abiola. "Teamtalkless "Church" ft DJ Dimplez, TRK, Emmy Gee, King Jay". Pulse Nigeria. Retrieved 19 August 2017.
  8. ^ "Nigerian Entertainment Awards; Full List of Winners". Daily Times of Nigeria. 1 September 2014. Retrieved 2 September 2014.
  9. ^ Abimboye, Micheal (31 May 2014). "Pop duo, Skuki, reject Nigerian Entertainment Awards nomination". Premium Times. Retrieved 1 June 2014.
  10. ^ Marshall, Rhodé (5 September 2014). "Channel O Africa announces Music Video Awards nominees". Mail & Guardian. Retrieved 12 September 2014.
  11. ^ Olayinka, Obey (7 September 2015). "See Moments From The 10th NEA Awards And List Of Winners [PICTURES]". Naij. Retrieved 19 August 2017.