Spellz (producer)

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Spellz
Born
Ben’Jamin Obadje

Lagos State Nigeria
CitizenshipNigeria
Alma materCovenant University
OccupationProducer, audio engineer
Years active2011 (2011) – present
Musical career
Genres Afro-Pop, Hip hop, R'n'b, contemporary R&B
InstrumentsPiano
Labels323 Entertainment
Associated actsDavido, Banky W., D'Prince, Tiwa Savage, Tinashe

Ben’Jamin Obadje also known as Spellz is a Nigerian recording producer.[1] He has produced for artists including Chuddy K, 9ice, Banky W., D'Prince, Davido, Tiwa Savage, Dammy Krane. His production hits include "Gaga Crazy" by Chuddy K, "My Dear" by Dammy Krane, "Check and Balance" by Burna Boy, "Mummy Mi" by Wizkid, "How Long" by Davido, and "Keys to the City" by Tiwa Savage. He is currently signed to 323 Entertainment.

Thisday newspaper ranked him 10th on its 2016 list of the Top 10 Music Producers in Nigeria.[2] On July 28, 2016, Nigerian Entertainment Today ranked him 7th on its monthly list for 10 music producers.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Spellz engaged Hadiza Dije Badaki on August 31, 2015,[4] and married on February 28, 2016.[5][6] Spellz and Badaki had their first baby on February 16, 2017.[7]

Education[edit]

He attended Federal Government College, Idoani in Ondo State and then studied Computer science at Covenant University. He left the University after three years because of his love for music.

Discography[edit]

Accolades[edit]

Year Awards ceremony Award description(s) Results
2013 Nigeria Entertainment Awards Music Producer of the Year Won
2015 City People Entertainment Awards Best Music Producer of the Year Nominated[8]
2017 The Headies Producer of the Year "Iskaba by (Wande Coal) & Ma Lo by (Tiwa Savage)" Nominated
Nigeria Entertainment Awards Music Producer of the Year "Himself" Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Spellz". Retrieved 5 September 2016.
  2. ^ Editor, Online (16 April 2016). "Meet The Top 10 Music Producers in Nigeria". THISDAYLIVE. Retrieved 2 March 2017.
  3. ^ "10 music producers you didn't know were behind these hit songs". Nigerian Entertainment Today. 28 July 2016. Retrieved 2 March 2017.
  4. ^ "Music Producer, Spellz To Get Married On February 28". 14 January 2016. Retrieved 6 September 2016.
  5. ^ "Music Producer, Spellz To Get Married Today". 28 February 2016. Retrieved 6 September 2016.
  6. ^ "Photos from the wedding of music producer DJ Spellz & Dije Badaki". dailymedia.com.ng. Retrieved 6 September 2016.
  7. ^ Bolashodun, Oluwatobi. "Yakubu Dogara also confirms Buhari's state of health after meeting". Naij.com - Nigeria news. Retrieved 1 March 2017.
  8. ^ Banah, Namang. "2015 City People Entertainment Awards: Sarkodie, Ameyaw Debrah, Yvonne Nelson, Juliet Ibrahim & others nominated". Retrieved 1 March 2017.