Toks Asher Young

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Tochukwu Young Umezulike
Alma materNnamdi Azikiwe University
  • Talent manager
  • entrepreneur
  • executive producer
  • author

Tochukwu Young Umezulike // , better known as Toks Asher Young, is a Nigerian talent manager, entrepreneur and executive producer.[1] He is also the author of the book, DEUCES: An Anthology of WORDS, RHYMES & POEMS.[2]

Early life and education[edit]

Toks Asher Young was born in Adazi, Anambra State and raised in Enugu State. Toks hails from Umueji, Ufuma, in Orumba North Local Government Area of Anambra State. He is a graduate of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka in Anambra State where he studied Electro Mechanics and was later posted to Ise Orun Council, Ekiti State for his one year national service.[3][4]


In 2007/2008, Juju a dancehall artiste living in Amsterdam made Toks his manager after he had helped him secure a collaboration with 2baba, plan his album launch and debut into the Nigerian Music industry.[citation needed]

The following year Toks became the manager to General Pype and realized he could actually do talent management as a career, so his career as a talent manager kicked off. As well as being Pype’s manager Toks was also General Manager and co-founder at Podium Worldwide aka Podium Vybez.[5][6]

In 2009, he and Storm Records executive produced Champion by dancehall artist General Pype.[7][8]

In June 2014, Umezulike got a contract from former Etisalat, now known as 9Mobile to be the talent manager for their Cloud Nine musical event series held in Port Harcourt and Abuja, Nigeria.[9][10]

In 2017 He was the resident judge for the first edition of THE GROUNDED TALENT SEARCH which was won by BShine an indigenous hiphop artist based in Enugu State, Nigeria.[11]

He also modelled for Zlni Couture’s 2017 Summer collection.[12]

He has worked with some public figures like Kenny Keke Ogungbe, Dayo D1 Adeneye, Obi Asika and Ayo Rotimi who also mentored him on his career.[citation needed]

He is the manager to Naeto C, Yung6ix, Kollydee and Grindha.[13][14]

Production credit[edit]

In 2010,the "Champion (Remix)" video executively produced by Toks won the Channel O Music Video Awards as the Best Ragga Dancehall Video.[15]


Year Award Category Result Notes
2016 Scream All Youth Awards[16] Talent Manager Of The Year Nominated
2017 Nigerian Campus Choice Awards[17] Entertainment Personality Of The Year Nominated
African Entertainemnt Awards USA[18] Best Manager Award Nominated
2018 Nigeria Hype Awards 2018[19] ARTIST MANAGER OF THE YEAR Won
2019 The Intellects Awards (TIA) Best Publicist Nominated
2021 Nelson Mandela Leadership Award Of Excellence and Integrity[20][21] ECOWAS YOUTH AMBASSADOR Won


  1. ^ "Meet entertainment maestro, Toks Asher Young". Vanguard. Retrieved 4 December 2019.
  2. ^ "A case for chivalry and romance". Vanguard. Retrieved 28 October 2020.
  3. ^ "Seven major things artiste needs to do good music – Toks". New Telegraph. Retrieved 4 December 2019.
  4. ^ "Toks Asher Young: 7 Things An Artiste Needs to Make Good Music". Eelive. 2 December 2019. Retrieved 4 December 2019.
  5. ^ "General Pype Lands Supersport Licensing Deal", New Telegraph, July 6, 2022.
  6. ^ "General Pype signs mega licensing deal with Supersports", The Nation, July 6, 2022
  7. ^ "Champion Remix by General Pype wins big At The CHOMVA 2010", Vanguard, July 6, 2022.
  8. ^ "Tochukwu Umezulike: A Quintessential Artiste Manager", This Day, July 6, 2022
  9. ^ "Etisalat takes cloudnine sessions to Port-Harcourt", The Nation, July 7, 2022
  10. ^ "Harrow Park Golf Club Abuja Hosts Etisalat Cloud Nine", New Telegraph, July 7, 2022.
  11. ^ "Meet the First Winner of Grounded Talent Search 2017, Celebrities that showed up and lots more!". Blueprint Afric. Retrieved 7 December 2019.
  12. ^ "Zini couture unveils its 2017 summer collection", The Guardian, July 12, 2022.
  13. ^ "Award winner, Toks Asher soars". The Sun. 6 December 2019. Retrieved 7 December 2019.
  14. ^ "Toks Asher Music is my first love". The Guardian. 17 November 2019. Retrieved 4 December 2019.
  15. ^ "Toks' Artist General Pype Bags Channel O Award". The Sun. 9 December 2019. Retrieved 4 January 2020.
  16. ^ "Scream All Youth Awards 2016 Nominees List". NgDailyNews. 11 October 2016. Retrieved 4 December 2019.
  17. ^ "Nigeria Campus Choice Award 2017 Youth&Entertainment Nominee List". Nigeria Campus Choice Award. 17 February 2017. Retrieved 4 December 2019.
  18. ^ "AEAUSA AWARDS 2017 NOMINEES". EverSto. Retrieved 4 December 2019.
  19. ^ "NIGERIA HYPE AWARDS 2018: SEE FULL LIST OF WINNERS". Olodoempire. Retrieved 4 December 2019.
  20. ^ "Toks Asher Young Honoured With Leadership Award And Appointed ECOWAS Youth Ambassador". The Daily Times. Retrieved 27 May 2021.
  21. ^ "Working with youths across Africa earned me ECOWAS Youth ambassadorial role ― Tochukwu Umezulike". Nigerian Tribune. May 2021. Retrieved 27 May 2021.