Lynxxx

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Lynxxx
Birth name Chuka Edozien
Born November 24, 1983
Genres Jollof Musik, Afropop, hip hop, contemporary R&B, funky house
Occupation(s) Recording artist, CEO, entrepreneur
Years active 2009-present

Chukie Edozien (born November 24, 1983), better known by his stage name Lynxxx, is a Nigerian hip-hop recording artist and entrepreneur. In 2010 he released his debut studio album This is Lynxxx and went on to become the first Nigerian artist to be endorsed by the global brand Pepsi. He is the originator of Jollof Musik - a genre he describes as "an artful blend of music to create great music."[1]

Early life[edit]

Lynxxx is the only son of Chief John D. Edozien, a former deputy governor of old Bendel State in Nigeria. He attended Corona Primary School Ikoyi, Lagos, and went on to study at Kings College Lagos for his secondary education. He attended the University of Hull in the United Kingdom, where he obtained a degree in Business, Economics and Marketing.[1][2]

Career[edit]

After ten years of behind-the-scenes work in the music industry, Lynxxx made his debut as a recording artist in December 2009, with the release of his first official single, "Change your Parade", produced by Syndik8 in-house producer and partner "IKON". The single received a lot of radio airplay and was popular in nightclubs, which helped Lynxxx cultivate a significant fan base through online media.[2][3]

In December 2010 Lynxxx released his debut album This Is Lynxxx. The album features a combination of musical genres, including urban hip hop, contemporary R&B, and infusions of funky house. Lynxxx calls this combination of different styles "Jollof Musik" - a term that refers to the art of blending various genres to make good music. That same year, Lynxxx became the first Nigerian artist to be endorsed by Pepsi.[1]

In addition to his musical career, Lynxxx is also an entrepreneur. He established several successful businesses prior to his musical career, which include a clothing line called Syndik8 Denim, a digital recording studio called Red Room Studio, a media company called Happy Teddy Media (HTM), and Syndik8 Films.[2]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album Title Label Certifications
2010 This is Lynxxx Syndik8 Records
2015 Jollof Musik Syndik8 Records
2016 The Album Before The Album Syndik8 Records

Singles[edit]

Year Title Details Notes
2009 "Change your Parade" featuring IKON produced by Syndik8 in-house producer; released December 2009
2010 "Good Luvin" featuring Wizkid released July 2010
2010 "International" featuring DJ Caise released August 2010
2010 "Change your Parade" featuring R2Bees released December 2010
2011 "Alabukun" featuring Banky W released March 2011
2012 "Ice Cream Factory" released January 2012
2012 "Follow Me" featuring SDC released February 2012
2012 "Fine Lady" featuring Wizkid released May 2012
2012 "Eziokwu" featuring Ikechukwu, IllBliss, Phyno released November 2012
2013 "African Bad Girl" released July 2013
2014 "Ifeoma" released January 2014
2014 "My Place" released August 2014
2014 "Leave Story" released September 2014

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Event Prize Result
2010 Dynamix Most Promising Artist Nominated
2011 Dynamix Best New Artist Nominated
2011 Headies Revelation of the Year Nominated
2011 FAB Awards Most Stylish Male Artist Won
2011 Nigerian Music Video Awards Best Afro Hip-Hop Nominated
2012 Complete Fashion Most Stylish Artist Nominated
2012 SouthSouthMusic Awards Best Collaboration "Fine Lady" Nominated
2013 SouthSouthMusic Awards Best Hip Hop "Eziokwu" Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "10 Questions for Lynxxx". CityPeopleGroup.org. July 28, 2014. January 17, 2015. [1]
  2. ^ a b c Adeyemo, Adeola. "BN Saturday Celebrity Interview: Meet Nigeria's Hottest Eye Candy on the Music Scene - This is Lynxxx!" Bella Naija. May 26, 2012. January 17, 2015. [2]
  3. ^ "Nigerian rapper Lynxxx sits down with us to discuss his UK tour." Pappzd. May 1, 2013. January 17, 2015. [3]