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Tochukwu Young Umezulike
Adazi, Anambra State
|Alma mater||Nnamdi Azikiwe University|
Tochukwu Young Umezulike // ⓘ, better known as Toks Asher Young, is a Nigerian talent manager, entrepreneur and executive producer. He is also the author of the book, DEUCES: An Anthology of WORDS, RHYMES & POEMS.
Early life and education
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.
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.
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.
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.
He also modelled for Zlni Couture’s 2017 Summer collection.
|2016||Scream All Youth Awards||Talent Manager Of The Year||Nominated||—|
|2017||Nigerian Campus Choice Awards||Entertainment Personality Of The Year||Nominated||—|
|African Entertainemnt Awards USA||Best Manager Award||Nominated||—|
|2018||Nigeria Hype Awards 2018||ARTIST MANAGER OF THE YEAR||Won||—|
|2019||The Intellects Awards (TIA)||Best Publicist||Nominated||—|
|2021||Nelson Mandela Leadership Award Of Excellence and Integrity||ECOWAS YOUTH AMBASSADOR||Won||—|
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